The Morning Rant: Calm Thanksgiving Edition

Rockwell pilgrems progress.jpg

Nothing to rant about this fine blustery day...

Pie is in the oven, the rest of the food is on schedule, the house is quiet for a little while longer, and the biggest question of the day is what cocktail with which to start the festivities.

Thank you all for being such loyal, energetic, combative and laugh-out-loud funny commenters this past year. It is a rare thing to find an on-line community that actually functions in the real world, yet you maniacs have created exactly that, and the support and camaraderie that you give each other is a testament to all of you (there is a request for a bit more of that below the fold).

So have a wonderful, peaceful (raucous if that's your style) Thanksgiving, full of joy and happiness and stuffing and cauliflower gratin and pork roast and yes, even turkey!

***

An occasional commenter told the ONT last night that he has had a terrible loss. Please take a moment and think of "Average Guy," and if you are so inclined, a prayer for him and his family.

Posted by: CBD at 11:59 AM




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1 Wait can it be

Posted by: morigu at November 28, 2019 12:03 PM (Eu98u)

2 That pic is why they tell you never to carry a deer out of the field. Drag that thing.

Posted by: Quint at November 28, 2019 12:03 PM (n13/j)

3 Happy Thanksgiving, horde!

My family is getting together tomorrow, so a day of doing nothing for me.

Prayers up for Average Guy, and for rickl's family, and for all others who are grieving or need comfort today.

Posted by: April at November 28, 2019 12:05 PM (OX9vb)

4 Everyone must be cooking and eating and drinking. I am stuck working. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Posted by: morigu at November 28, 2019 12:06 PM (Eu98u)

5 Nood hath bean call-ed.

Posted by: FireHorse at November 28, 2019 12:06 PM (+OfZZ)

6 At last !

A whaddyacallit !

Posted by: JT at November 28, 2019 12:06 PM (arJlL)

7 I was unaware that Yondu was present in colonial America.

Posted by: pep at November 28, 2019 12:07 PM (T6t7i)

8 Happy Thanksgiving, prayers for Average Guy.

Posted by: henry at November 28, 2019 12:08 PM (J3Rfi)

9 Did the kid shoot the turkey or is he rescuing it?

Posted by: BignJames at November 28, 2019 12:08 PM (X/Pw5)

10 Oh no. Prayers for Average Guy and his family.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 28, 2019 12:08 PM (TdMsT)

11 I was unaware that Yondu was present in colonial America.

Yondu ?

As in "Yondu lies da castle of my fodda " ?

Posted by: JT at November 28, 2019 12:09 PM (arJlL)

12 What a fun image. I hope everyone enjoys thanksgiving. May those who have to work be blessed with good OT pay and a chance to feast on another day this week.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 12:09 PM (cDw3P)

13 Never understood the buckle on the hat. Did it have a belt? Was it for sizing, like the Velcro part on the back of a baseball cap?

Posted by: FireHorse at November 28, 2019 12:10 PM (+OfZZ)

14 9 Did the kid shoot the turkey or is he rescuing it?
Posted by: BignJames at November 28, 2019 12:08 PM (X/Pw5)

I think he stole it considering the incoming fire he's taking.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 12:10 PM (NWiLs)

15 Thank you, CBD, for all the effort that goes into making this place what it is - and, maybe more importantly, what it is not!

I think Grace from Ferris Bueller pegged (?!) us best and how we think of you cobs and Ace:

"The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude."

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 12:10 PM (Y4EXg)

16 Is that a Red Ryder musket?

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 28, 2019 12:10 PM (kI1oQ)

17 Did the kid shoot the turkey or is he rescuing it?
Posted by: BignJames at November 28, 2019 12:08 PM (X/Pw5)


Looks like he "liberated" it from the Indians.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 28, 2019 12:11 PM (aS1PU)

18 12
What a fun image. I hope everyone enjoys thanksgiving. May those who
have to work be blessed with good OT pay and a chance to feast on
another day this week.


I spent the morning preparing the turkey and dressing for my extended family. Tomorrow, my wife and I will spend the day preparing a pasta coma for her family, who will gather at our house on Saturday. There are just too many people to do them together.

Sunday, I hope will be a day of rest.

Posted by: pep at November 28, 2019 12:11 PM (T6t7i)

19 I just read Average Guy's post on the ONT.

Absolutely heartbreaking.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 28, 2019 12:11 PM (TdMsT)

20 My guess is he stole the turkey from a archery club contest which the turkey was the prize.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 12:11 PM (ZCEU2)

21 I think the dog show is rigged. Jack Russell's shown first means they have no chance to get best of show., Even though they are by far a superior breed.

Posted by: Gbone at November 28, 2019 12:11 PM (QLznQ)

22 As in "Yondu lies da castle of my fodda " ?

Posted by: JT



Heh.

Posted by: pep at November 28, 2019 12:12 PM (T6t7i)

23 Does anyone know if turkey and mashed potatoes were served at Ace's wedding?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 28, 2019 12:12 PM (TdMsT)

24 Maybe today the Democrats will quietly put out of everyone's misery a few of their Presidential turkeys.

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 28, 2019 12:12 PM (kI1oQ)

25 Also looked up Average Guys situation. How sad. Prayers for him, his family and especially his son.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 12:13 PM (Y4EXg)

26 I just read Average Guy's post on the ONT.

Absolutely heartbreaking.

Posted by: Ladyl
________

Yes, it is.

If you're passing by this way, Average Guy, please know that we're thinking about you.

Posted by: FireHorse at November 28, 2019 12:13 PM (+OfZZ)

27 Thanks CBD. It's been an interesting year for sure and next year is shaping up to be even zanier.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 28, 2019 12:14 PM (m45I2)

28 Did the kid shoot the turkey or is he rescuing it?
Posted by: BignJames at November 28, 2019 12:08 PM (X/Pw5)

Looks like he "liberated" it from the Indians.
Posted by: DR.WTF at November 28, 2019 12:11 PM (aS1PU)


Pretty sure that's a girl.

Oddly violent, for a Rockwell, with possibly sexual undertones.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 28, 2019 12:14 PM (hku12)

29 So this kid is doing the famous Turkey Trot!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 28, 2019 12:15 PM (m45I2)

30 Never understood the buckle on the hat. Did it have a
belt? Was it for sizing, like the Velcro part on the back of a baseball
cap?

Posted by: FireHorse at November 28, 2019 12:10 PM (+OfZZ)

Everyone mistakes that for a buckle. It's really a door for the Pilgrim Pilot.

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 28, 2019 12:16 PM (Z1ykJ)

31 painting can't be that old the kid is wearing nikes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 12:16 PM (KP5rU)

32

You're supposed to post the pic of the Cat Pilgrim and Dog Injun.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 12:16 PM (yIGxB)

33 TREAT HER LIKE A LADY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bet9mulSszI

Posted by: THE CORNELIUS BROTHERS & SISTER ROSE at November 28, 2019 12:16 PM (QvNX2)

34 Sarah A. Hoyt

https://accordingtohoyt.com/2019/11/28/happy-thanksgiving/

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 28, 2019 12:17 PM (kI1oQ)

35 Don't see the kid as a girl at all, not that it couldn't be .

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 12:17 PM (ZCEU2)

36 Time to think about loading up the car.

Thanksgiving plus four birthdays. I will see about 50 family members and friends over the next few days.

Thank you, Lord for your merciful blessings. I sure don't deserve them.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 28, 2019 12:17 PM (TdMsT)

37 The belt buckle on a pilgrims hat has the same function as men's nipples.

They provide a sense of symmetry and balance when in photos or paintings.

That's all.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 12:18 PM (Y4EXg)

38 As in "Yondu lies da castle of my fodda " ?

Posted by: JT


Heh.
Posted by: pep


Plymouth Rock is in New Joisey?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 12:18 PM (dEvh1)

39 I saw the Pilgrim Pilot. The writing was poor and Kim Cattrall was miscast as the Mom. I was not surprised it wasn't picked up for production.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 28, 2019 12:18 PM (1glZx)

40 Happy Thanksgiving Horde!


Turkey is in the oven, CBD's cornbread/sausage stuffing is ready to bake, as is the green bean casserole. Pies are done. Youngest son got a deer this morning so butchering and bagging is happening right now. I am enjoying the calm before the storm with my favorite extra pale ale.


I'm very thankful for all of you and this community which Ace and the Cobs make possible.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 28, 2019 12:20 PM (uDh3k)

41 So this kid is doing the famous Turkey Trot!
Posted by: Muldoon



Turkey Trot is when you eat under-cooked turkey.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 12:20 PM (dEvh1)

42 Judging by the look on the turkey's face he isn't too thrilled about the whole situation.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 28, 2019 12:21 PM (m45I2)

43 So they are saying that washed up has been Martin O'malley berated Ken Cuccinelli and forced him out of a DC bar. Why does this only work one way? It shouldn't be happening at all, but it is always the left chasing conservatives out of public places. I assume Ken had better things to do than deal with a drunk. But this is getting old.

Posted by: Quint at November 28, 2019 12:21 PM (n13/j)

44 ..^^^ whick coctail to serve first ?

WHY a bottle of Wild Turkey and some branch water at every seating....there will be no Argey-Bargey and damn lil food left or legs standing...that's a PARTEE for PILGRIMS. Oh and scalped potatoes too,,,,,

Posted by: saf at November 28, 2019 12:21 PM (5IHGB)

45 Prayers for Average Guy and his loss of his beloved son. A staggering blow and I am so truly sorry for his sorrow.
I will always remember rickl and he will stay in my heart forever.

Posted by: washrivergal at November 28, 2019 12:21 PM (mv5Fv)

46 Norman Rockwell recycled! Same kid model, same surprised expression, same running pose as in a Saturday Evening Post cover.

That cover had the kid soaking wet, all his clothes bundled in his arms, and running behind a NO SWIMMING sign.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at November 28, 2019 12:21 PM (2RBkF)

47 Prayers up for Average Guy and his family. Post 583 on the ONT for those who want to read his post.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 12:22 PM (cDw3P)

48 http://bit.ly/2OVRUb0
*******
Report: Strippers Used Sex Toy on a Drugged Out Hunter Biden at NYC Strip Club
*******
Reposted from last thread

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 28, 2019 12:24 PM (BqBId)

49 I regret deeply not ever getting over rickl's way to meet him. I worked over his way a lot in past years but have been close to home this whole year.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 12:25 PM (ZCEU2)

50 I assume Ken had better things to do than deal with a drunk. But this is getting old.
Posted by: Quint at November 28, 2019 12:21 PM (n13/j)

It will continue till one conservative decks a left winger harassing him

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 12:25 PM (85Gof)

51 Gun Thread!

Posted by: t-bird at November 28, 2019 12:25 PM (DCYln)

52 ^^ Saf "Whick Coctail" issh tha goodest one ossifer no I haven't abused a Turkey .. O.K maybe a lil papal end action in passing...hic......

Posted by: saf at November 28, 2019 12:25 PM (5IHGB)

53 The official Ace of Spades Thanksgiving Word Fill:
H_ll_ry Cl_nt_n w_ll n_v_r b_ Pr_s_d_nt
Can you solve it?

Posted by: Captain Comic at November 28, 2019 12:26 PM (RIv8p)

54 OK, I double checked. The Rockwell's skinny dipping boy and his buddies are running in FRONT of the NO SWIMMING sign.

It was the June 4, 1921 issue. Look it up.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at November 28, 2019 12:26 PM (2RBkF)

55 Thankful for Ace, the Cobs, Busty Lesbians and the Macedonian Content Farmers.

But, Mostly the Busty Lesbians and Macedonian Content Farmers.


Also, Muldoon's Puns and Limericks and JackStraw's Dank Indica.


Have a Safe and Blessed Holiday, Horde.

Posted by: garrett at November 28, 2019 12:27 PM (QvNX2)

56 I'm not normally a day drinker, but I have a cold with cough, and I'm thinking hard about having a whiskey.

Posted by: April at November 28, 2019 12:27 PM (OX9vb)

57 Turkey trots to water

Posted by: Chester Nimitz, Admiaral, USN, CINCPAC at November 28, 2019 12:27 PM (qyH+l)

58 Prayers and peace to Average Guy and family, and to Rickl's family, who have suffered terrible and tragic losses.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 12:27 PM (NWiLs)

59 Aw, man.

Praying for Average Guy and his loved ones.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at November 28, 2019 12:28 PM (x8Wzq)

60 *taps chin*

New York Post headline - Hunter of Strip Club Sex Toys Revealed!

Posted by: Anna Puma at November 28, 2019 12:28 PM (kI1oQ)

61 >>Prayers and peace to Average Guy and family, and to Rickl's family, who have suffered terrible and tragic losses.


Also, this. Well said Insomniac.

Posted by: garrett at November 28, 2019 12:28 PM (QvNX2)

62 Turkey trots to water
Posted by: Chester Nimitz, Admiaral, USN, CINCPAC

I wonder how many people know that part of the story?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 28, 2019 12:28 PM (weV3+)

63 56 I'm not normally a day drinker, but I have a cold with cough, and I'm thinking hard about having a whiskey.
Posted by: April at November 28, 2019 12:27 PM (OX9vb)

Hot toddy. Whiskey, lemon, honey, hot water. You can thank me later.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 12:28 PM (NWiLs)

64 >>I'm not normally a day drinker, but I have a cold with cough, and I'm thinking hard about having a whiskey.


My Zombie Grandma would Pour you a Rock n Rye and put you to bed.

Posted by: garrett at November 28, 2019 12:29 PM (QvNX2)

65 Thanks to you, CBD, Ace, and all the co-bloggers for nurturing such an informative and refreshing venue!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 28, 2019 12:29 PM (d0FS5)

66

Is that Steve Martin with that turkey?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 28, 2019 12:29 PM (aKsyK)

67 Prayers up Average Guy.
Happy T-giving Day Hordemates.

This Macy Parade thing sucks. (Grandkids have taken over the tv)

Is it too early for memosas?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 28, 2019 12:30 PM (axyOa)

68 A lot of heartbreak on the site these days. Prayers for all, especially you Average Guy.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 28, 2019 12:30 PM (weV3+)

69 Okay, nowe in the glidew phase of-

THANKSGIVING!: The Cookening!


Both Rib Roast and Porchetta look and smell

wo-o-o-o-o-o-o-onderful!!!

So, hopefully no last minute disasters.


Posted by: naturalfake at November 28, 2019 12:30 PM (kauXV)

70 Gun Thread!
Posted by: t-bird


Which is more effective, a .25 acp or a rock?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 12:30 PM (dEvh1)

71 21 I think the dog show is rigged. Jack Russell's shown first means they have no chance to get best of show., Even though they are by far a superior breed.
Posted by: Gbone at November 28, 2019 12:11 PM (QLznQ)

too bad

hehehe

Posted by: THE BICHON at November 28, 2019 12:31 PM (rpxSz)

72 Terrible rendition of the National Anthem. But nobody kneeled so what the hey

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 12:31 PM (85Gof)

73 3 Evening Horde,

I'm kind of a hit n run poster and lurker here, but I feel a kinship with y'all so I hope you don't mind me souring the mood here and asking for your prayers.

Today my son, my best friend, killed himself. He was 20. He was bipolar, and couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel.

We'll get through this, because we have no other choice.

For those so inclined, prayers for my family are much appreciated.

Don't know how much I'll be here, so I'll thank you now for your kind thoughts.

Hug your children, cherish your families this Thanksgiving, and always.
Posted by: Average Guy at November 28, 2019 12:46 AM (BaHwF)
******
Here is his post

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 28, 2019 12:32 PM (BqBId)

74 Was just reading that the buckled hats first appeared in Europe long after the Pilgrims (and that the Pilgrims were not the later Puritans and dressed the same as everybody else). The buckles were for adjusting the size of your hat. After that, believe it or not, came belt buckles.

Posted by: t-bird at November 28, 2019 12:32 PM (QrTqV)

75 68 A lot of heartbreak on the site these days. Prayers for all, especially you Average Guy.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 28, 2019 12:30 PM (weV3+)

yes

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 28, 2019 12:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

76 Guess who my Bichons are rooting for ?

Posted by: REDACTED at November 28, 2019 12:33 PM (rpxSz)

77 Missed the discussion on Indians earlier cuz cooking stuff-

An-n-n-n-nywho, if you want to see a great and evenhanded movie about-

what Indians and Europeans early exposure to each other were like -

"Black Robe" is an outstanding movie.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 28, 2019 12:33 PM (kauXV)

78 Is it too early for memosas?

Apparently not, judging from the empty OJ, prosseco and peach schnapps bottles in the recycling basket here.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 28, 2019 12:33 PM (LpdKl)

79 I just learned about Average Guy's loss.

There are no words, but I'm so very sorry.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 28, 2019 12:34 PM (d0FS5)

80 Posted by: morigu at November 28, 2019 12:03 PM (Eu98u)
2 That pic is why they tell you never to carry a deer out of the field. Drag that thing.
Posted by: Quint at November 28, 2019 12:03 PM (n13/j)


What makes you think they weren't aiming for the boy?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 12:35 PM (di1hb)

81 Jeebus. Rick and now Average Guy's son. Less to be thankful for today.
Stay close to family and friends. Enjoy the day.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 28, 2019 12:35 PM (N3JsI)

82 78 Is it too early for memosas?

judgen buy ur spullen,

nope

Posted by: the gramnazi at November 28, 2019 12:36 PM (rpxSz)

83 Hot toddy...I dislike honey, pretty much, but that sounds good all the same. Maybe my househusband will make me one.

Posted by: April at November 28, 2019 12:36 PM (OX9vb)

84 Holidays are stressful for many ... sorry to hear of the loss by Average Guy ... prayers for him and all that are without certain loved ones over this family gathering season.


I used to tell people that life is like "three point climbing" ... it is good to have multiple holds as one climbs, so if one rock breaks, the others offer support. Ace of Spades and other internet connections have become viable extra lifelines these days, for the mental/spiritual support that is often more important than the physical needs.

(I learned "3 point climbing" once long ago, which was just having 3 secure/safety points as you make the next move to the next grip, but I may remember it wrong since I didn't find that in searching)


God Bless Us, Every One.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 28, 2019 12:36 PM (Cus5s)

85 >>That pic is why they tell you never to carry a deer out of the field. Drag that thing


Bone that thing out. Put it in your pack.

Posted by: garrett at November 28, 2019 12:36 PM (QvNX2)

86 There is so much pain, grieving for Average Guy and Rickl.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 28, 2019 12:36 PM (Uu+Jp)

87 We're in the car headed to family today in Atlanta. Wishing all a blessed, joyous Thanksgiving with your loved ones. This is the greatest group of miscreants the web has ever known and I consider myself lucky to be a part of this group.

I haven't yet read about Average Guy in the ONT, but sending prayers.

And one last thought... thinking of rickl and his family today and hoping they find solace in knowing he's at peace.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 28, 2019 12:37 PM (RM2Yh)

88 56
I'm not normally a day drinker, but I have a cold with cough, and I'm thinking hard about having a whiskey.

Posted by: April


I believe prophylaxis is the medical term for this. It seems like the wise choice.

Posted by: pep at November 28, 2019 12:38 PM (T6t7i)

89 Snowing lightly but steadily here. It's about 13 degrees, with thankfully little wind. Working on my second cup of coffee. When I am done that, I will put on my Helly Hansens, and go make some orbits with the snow thrower.

Then come in, and have a nice hot shower.

Canada had T-day last month, so this is just an ordinary weekday here. I'll make a run to town, and take my trash to the dump.

Happy Thanksgiving to the Horde, and a toast to absent friends.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 12:39 PM (/sgva)

90 I'm not normally a day drinker, but I have a cold with cough, and I'm thinking hard about having a whiskey.

Posted by: April

hold my third

Posted by: the gramnazi at November 28, 2019 12:40 PM (rpxSz)

91 willowed ...


I hope for the best for those in Hong Kong, but there are several
factors that do not bode well for their future. Publius surely has a
broader perspective, but listening to Kyle Bass paints their future as
more dim.


For one thing much of their trade power has been
decentralized into China "proper" (if that's the right term). Plus the
huge input from the US into China made them prosper, and that is
changing direction now. And there are people/institutions now, that
can't get their money out of China ... so they want Trump to get some
deal, submit to China ... so they don't lose their money.


https://youtu.be/4s6wC6PbpLI?t=1671

and this is the part about investment firms already not able to get their money out
https://youtu.be/4s6wC6PbpLI?t=2420

Posted by: illiniwek at November 28, 2019 12:41 PM (Cus5s)

92 By the way RINO mike bloombersteins commercials are total lies and obmoxious

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 12:41 PM (85Gof)

93 Which is more effective, a .25 acp or a rock?

Whatever came out of a musket- .50? .60 cal?- is something I want to avoid.

Posted by: t-bird at November 28, 2019 12:41 PM (nIvDu)

94 Got an update on Mrs IMG's dad, who we will visit later today:

He's in the Hospice unit at the hospital. Nothing by mouth as they are concerned about swallowing reflex and stuff getting into his lung. He's sleeping non-stop unless they doe something that makes hum uncomfortable. He's wake just enough to swing, then drop right back off. IV hydration.

Staff is strongly discouraging any notion of home hospice. He can stay in the unit for 6 months.

Info from nursing staff. S-I-Ls and M-I-L there now. I'll get the Dr's skinny when I and Mrs IMG go visit.

He's been sinking into dementia for the past year. Lots of hallucinating lately, too. It's been trying.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 12:41 PM (di1hb)

95 Canada had T-day last month, so this is just an ordinary weekday here. I'll make a run to town, and take my trash to the dump.



Happy Thanksgiving to the Horde, and a toast to absent friends.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 12:39 PM (/sgva)

++++This just doesn't seem right.

Posted by: washrivergal at November 28, 2019 12:42 PM (mv5Fv)

96 Guess who just got tagged to run to town for last minute foodstuffs?

Moi.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 12:42 PM (dEvh1)

97 I don't get the opportunity to drink that much. But I've been self medicating with 142 proof bourbon since 10:30

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 28, 2019 12:42 PM (E1wE1)

98 And many thanks to the Horde for being a shoulder to lean upon.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 12:42 PM (di1hb)

99 62 Turkey trots to water
Posted by: Chester Nimitz, Admiaral, USN, CINCPAC

I wonder how many people know that part of the story?
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 28, 2019 12:28 PM (weV3+)

The world wonders.

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Posted by: Chester Nimitz, Admiaral, USN, CINCPAC at November 28, 2019 12:42 PM (qyH+l)

100 96 Guess who just got tagged to run to town for last minute foodstuffs?

Moi.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 12:42 PM (dEvh1)


Hopefully, no one will be a fresh list for you while you are at the store. Been there a time or two. Done it to myself, too.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 12:44 PM (di1hb)

101 I hope for the best for those in Hong Kong, but there are several

factors that do not bode well for their future. Publius surely has a

broader perspective, but listening to Kyle Bass paints their future as

more dim.


For one thing much of their trade power has been

decentralized into China "proper" (if that's the right term). Plus the

huge input from the US into China made them prosper, and that is

changing direction now. And there are people/institutions now, that

can't get their money out of China ... so they want Trump to get some

deal, submit to China ... so they don't lose their money.


I read an interesting article recently about business sentiment in China. It said that many Chinese businessmen now think the glory days of growth are over, and they won't be coming back. That could be a self-fulfilling prophecy and a real problem for the Chicoms.

Posted by: pep at November 28, 2019 12:45 PM (T6t7i)

102 Elvis has had his Thanksgiving walk along the ocean and now I have nothing to do but eat and drink.

Getting pretty sporty out there. Thankful I'm not a commercial fisherman on a day like today.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 28, 2019 12:46 PM (ZLI7S)

103 Prayers for all in need. We've had some losses this week among us. It reinforces our need to be thankful for our time here and our friends, even in gray boxes, who sustain us and make us laugh, cry and throw stuff.

A blessed Thanksgiving to all. Pray for our president, his family and his protection detail.
Love one another and support this crazy place of weirdos, whack jobs, cranks, hooligans and day drinkers.

A special toast to the cobs and of course, the Ewok for making this place the haven of sanity it is.

My favorite toast. Confusion to idiots in high places!

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 28, 2019 12:46 PM (Tt761)

104 The brass always takes the credit.

Posted by: CINPAC Radioman at November 28, 2019 12:46 PM (qyH+l)

105 56 I'm not normally a day drinker, but I have a cold with cough, and I'm thinking hard about having a whiskey.
Posted by: April

---

You're coming here for moral support?

C'mon Girlfriend, you know what to do.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 12:47 PM (Y4EXg)

106 The bird is in the oven! Repeat, the bird is in the oven!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Living the Good Life in the Off-World Colonies at November 28, 2019 12:47 PM (vhcul)

107 Which is more effective, a .25 acp or a rock?

Whatever came out of a musket- .50? .60 cal?- is something I want to avoid.

Posted by: t-bird at November 28, 2019 12:41 PM (nIvDu)


Try .69-.80 caliber. That is for the shoulder weapons. The wall guns, aka small antipersonnel artillery, tended to be in the 1.25" range.....

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 28, 2019 12:47 PM (iTtBf)

108 >>Getting pretty sporty out there. Thankful I'm not a commercial fisherman on a day like today.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 28, 2019 12:46 PM


High Seas.

Posted by: garrett at November 28, 2019 12:48 PM (QvNX2)

109 Ya, that's the Navy way.

Posted by: 3rf \Fleet Radioman who didn't strip the padding from a message from CINCPAC to COM3FLT at November 28, 2019 12:48 PM (qyH+l)

110 Incidentally, is it just me, or does Mr. Pilgrim there seem to have acquired a percussion lock a couple hundred years prior to its invention?

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 28, 2019 12:49 PM (iTtBf)

111 Prayers up for AG in he and his families time of loss.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 12:49 PM (cqNba)

112 I just read Average Guy's post. There are no words to alleviate what surely is his anguish right now. All that my brain can come up with is I am so, so, so very sorry. My own boy is around the same age. My heart hurts for you, AG. Prayers to you and your family in this very difficult time.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 28, 2019 12:49 PM (RM2Yh)

113 Dump a shot in a cup of hot tea, cut out the middle man making cough syrup

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 12:50 PM (ZCEU2)

114 Trump is starving China of capital. He's also forcing a major re thinking of the Chinese economic paradigm with global companies. They are decreasing reliance of the Chinese supply chain, especially as the trade issues persist and the realties of our new tax code take hold. It really spells the end of the days of wine and roses for chine. Throw in Hong Kong and a younger generation who is casting off the old brainwashing of Communists and it's gonna get sporty.

But don't worry. Democrats will jump in to "repair" our relationship with China and ensure they steal our jobs back and use American largess to build a military to confront us.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at November 28, 2019 12:50 PM (E1wE1)

115 Prayers for Average Guy and his family. Such a horrible loss to suffer. G-d be with them today and every day.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 28, 2019 12:50 PM (bQngX)

116 IMG, prayers for your FIL also.

All of you are in my daily prayers, I just want you to know that. Some specifically, the rest in general. Our Father knows us, He knows what we need, and I pray that we receive His grace, His mercy, and His blessings.

Posted by: April at November 28, 2019 12:50 PM (OX9vb)

117 HOLIDAY SONG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir4iDEmSrg8

Posted by: PIXIES - Come On Pilgrim at November 28, 2019 12:50 PM (QvNX2)

118 All of you are in my daily prayers, I just want you to know that. Some specifically, the rest in general. Our Father knows us, He knows what we need, and I pray that we receive His grace, His mercy, and His blessings.
Posted by: April

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Nicely said April - thank you.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 12:51 PM (Y4EXg)

119 >>Incidentally, is it just me, or does Mr. Pilgrim there seem to have acquired a percussion lock a couple hundred years prior to its invention?


He also invented a Carbeurator that will help you get 100 miles a gallon...

Those archers were hired by Big Oil.

Posted by: garrett at November 28, 2019 12:52 PM (QvNX2)

120 Heading over to my aunt's house, might get on line if my tablet remembers pass code. So if not hope everyone's meal is good and mishap free.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 12:52 PM (ZCEU2)

121
Peach schnapps but Brandi snaps............................

..... admission shut after 2a.m.

NOT normally a day drinker,moar of a 24hour man.Hold the Turkey...........between your legs for PETAphiles........

Posted by: saf at November 28, 2019 12:53 PM (5IHGB)

122 "Incidentally, is it just me, or does Mr. Pilgrim there seem to have acquired a percussion lock a couple hundred years prior to its invention? "

See: Ace's Time Machine. Which he totes doesn't have.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 12:53 PM (cqNba)

123 Aw, I just read Average Guy's post.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Living the Good Life in the Off-World Colonies at November 28, 2019 12:54 PM (vhcul)

124 I saw Turkey Trotsky and His Dixie Gypsies on a double bill with Rhode Apple Red at the Ft. Mudge Civic Center back, wow, way long time ago.

And a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to every last one of you Morons and to your deplorable families as well.

Posted by: W. Kelly at November 28, 2019 12:54 PM (YqED9)

125 Happy Thanksgiving to Ace, the Cobs, and the Horde, which includes our Canadian Morons and their misplaced holiday.

Posted by: washrivergal at November 28, 2019 12:57 PM (mv5Fv)

126 Did maceys get a rise out of Charlie Brown???

or did TRUMP BALLOONS bust the shiity air outta them......It's a war I tells ya......

Posted by: saf at November 28, 2019 12:57 PM (5IHGB)

127 Well, Mrs VIA is happy.

Little VIA just called from Bahrain.

And oddly enough, many in his shop have started gathering their news from here, Zip's place and various other conservative blogs.

Now for an ask from me...

Several weeks ago there was an article on the blogs about the best conserve news blogs.

And Ace was listed in it, but it wasn't the annual Best of Conservative collection.

I promised Little VIA that if I could find it, I would send him a link to the article.

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 12:58 PM (cqNba)

128 116 IMG, prayers for your FIL also.

All of you are in my daily prayers, I just want you to know that. Some specifically, the rest in general. Our Father knows us, He knows what we need, and I pray that we receive His grace, His mercy, and His blessings.
Posted by: April at November 28, 2019 12:50 PM (OX9vb)


Thank you April. That's a beautiful way of putting it.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 12:59 PM (di1hb)

129 Average guy,

I don't know what to say right now about your loss, but please remember to check in during the coming days, weeks and months.

Prayers up for you and your family.

Posted by: KT at November 28, 2019 01:00 PM (BVQ+1)

130 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 12:58 PM (cqNba)

Shit The Navy is watching? I am gonna have to be more careful. Lol. Especially going forward. PERS called me yesterday and offered me that job in DC

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 01:00 PM (85Gof)

131 "PERS called me yesterday and offered me that job in DC"

YES!!!!!!!!!!


Congratulations!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 01:01 PM (cqNba)

132 NGU congrats !. Finally some good news around here. Been bleak.

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 28, 2019 01:02 PM (B+t5k)

133
Shit The Navy is watching? I am gonna have to be more careful. Lol. Especially going forward. PERS called me yesterday and offered me that job in DC
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 01:00 PM (85Gof)
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Move on down and be one of the cool kids!

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 01:02 PM (MVjcR)

134 Happy Thanksgiving Horde

I especially enjoyed Coolidge's Thanksgiving thoughts re thanks for increase in spiritual blessings as well as material blessings.

Sweet potato pie, pecan pie, and a different take on apple pie available to all, via USB of course, unless you are an unknown IRL neighbor, then feel free to stop by.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 28, 2019 01:02 PM (IDhUW)

135 Peace, strength, and comfort, for all of us. For the Average family, for rickl's family, for all of us here, and for those we haven't yet met.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 28, 2019 01:03 PM (t+qrx)

136 WooHoo NGU! Nice.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 01:03 PM (Y4EXg)

137 NGU, I haven't been keeping up. What's the billet?

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 01:04 PM (di1hb)

138 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 12:58 PM (cqNba)

I would mention CTH to him. That guy probably understands and explains the coup as well as or better than anyone. The Conservative Treehouse

I kinda remember the list you're asking about but my google fu is minimal at best.

Posted by: weirdflunky at November 28, 2019 01:05 PM (cknjq)

139 Happy Thanksgiving Horde!

May you be blessed with family, health and stretchy pants!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at November 28, 2019 01:05 PM (ransv)

140 Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 12:41 PM
What a tough situation. We'll be remembering you in our Thanksgiving prayers today, too.

Posted by: KT at November 28, 2019 01:05 PM (BVQ+1)

141 NGU, I haven't been keeping up. What's the billet?
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 01:04 PM (di1hb)

2-3 year Active Duty Recall to HQ

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 01:05 PM (85Gof)

142 I give thanks for all y all

Posted by: kactus at November 28, 2019 01:05 PM (bEcYn)

143 Happy Thanksgiving CBD and horde. Lurking is all I can do with life lately. This is a place of sanity and solitude, odd as that may sound.

Posted by: SkinnerVic at November 28, 2019 01:06 PM (nbwH3)

144 IMG, found your post about your FiL.

Prayers for you and Mrs IMG as well.


The Blog has oddly been a source of comfort for many of us myself included, with both trials which we talk about, and those challenges which we sometimes just suffer through in silence.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 01:07 PM (cqNba)

145 Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Posted by: Floridachick at November 28, 2019 01:07 PM (vSOjH)

146 2-3 year Active Duty Recall to HQ
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 01:05 PM (85Gof)

Does that mean you become a Swamp Creature?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 01:08 PM (/sgva)

147 127 Well, Mrs VIA is happy.

Little VIA just called from Bahrain.

And oddly enough, many in his shop have started gathering their news from here, Zip's place and various other conservative blogs.

Now for an ask from me...

Several weeks ago there was an article on the blogs about the best conserve news blogs.

And Ace was listed in it, but it wasn't the annual Best of Conservative collection.

I promised Little VIA that if I could find it, I would send him a link to the article.

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 12:58 PM (cqNba)



So here's a link from October 9th, and I think the article you mention had also included a note about Sefton's morning report. And this does.

Link goes to 3CCorp.net

https://tinyurl.com/rdbj6aw

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2019 01:08 PM (Z7lwY)

148 VIA -
JJs Morning Report for general news
Conservative Treehouse for things related to the coup
Whatfinger
OANN
Lucianne

R/s

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 28, 2019 01:08 PM (LpdKl)

149 A woman has accused 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang of firing her in 2011 from a tutoring company he ran after she complained about the disparity in pay between male and female employees.

The left saddled this pony, now they have to ride it also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 01:09 PM (85Gof)

150 135 Peace, strength, and comfort, for all of us. For the Average family, for rickl's family, for all of us here, and for those we haven't yet met.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 28, 2019 01:03 PM (t+qrx)

Amen

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 28, 2019 01:09 PM (IDhUW)

151 Does that mean you become a Swamp Creature?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 01:08 PM (/sgva)

Kinda. At least during the week. I might be able to telecommute some.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 01:10 PM (85Gof)

152 I think I just saw Ace on the National Dog Show.

As a contestant.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 01:10 PM (cqNba)

Posted by: jag at November 28, 2019 01:10 PM (DrxvQ)

154 The link here may have been from Don Surber's blog which is just a rundown of that other article.

https://tinyurl.com/yyrzcxgr

Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2019 01:11 PM (Z7lwY)

155 153
Posted by: jag

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You don't have to whisper around here.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 01:11 PM (Y4EXg)

156 >>VIA -
JJs Morning Report for general news
Conservative Treehouse for things related to the coup
Whatfinger
OANN
Lucianne

I would add Epoch Times and Jeff Carlson in particular. Best news analysis of the coup I've come across.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 28, 2019 01:11 PM (ZLI7S)

157 as one who has had inordinate blessings for way too long, I am thankful for way more things than I could ever deserve. Prayed for all of you at church today.

Posted by: jag at November 28, 2019 01:12 PM (DrxvQ)

158 This is a place of sanity and solitude, odd as that may sound.
Posted by: SkinnerVic at November 28, 2019 01:06 PM

All true
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Congrats NGU

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 28, 2019 01:12 PM (IDhUW)

159 89 'taking my trash to the dump on Thanksgiving Day...
(cues up "Alice's Resturant")

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at November 28, 2019 01:12 PM (pndC3)

160 "So here's a link from October 9th, and I think the article you mention had also included a note about Sefton's morning report. And this does.
"
That's the one. Thanks all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 01:13 PM (cqNba)

161 We are also celebrating Friday, because our kids are in medicine and are working those $$weet holiday shifts, while Gramma and Grandpa watch the grandkids.

The kids have much nicer starter houses than we ever had, and for reasons better left unstated, they also have the grandparents to spoil their kids, which we did not!

When we get together at holidays and are counting our blessings, I always add "If the Democrats manage to crash our 401Ks before we kick the bucket, remember who paid the freight!"
This message meets with lukewarm acceptance, but hey, Paul Krugman might turn out to have been right - stranger things have happened (but not that many).

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at November 28, 2019 01:13 PM (qoAco)

162 Thank you KT. I appreciate that.

And thank you, too VIA. I heartily agree with you on the Horde being a comfort.

Congrats, NGU! I seriously thought about returning to AD in 2001 and again for the 2003 festivities. Decided not to, as I was just getting off the ground with Mrs IMG back then (we married in '02).

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 01:13 PM (di1hb)

163 Posted by: JackStraw at November 28, 2019 01:11 PM (ZLI7S)

Oh yeah, ET! Duh! I havent checked out Jeff Carlson.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 28, 2019 01:14 PM (LpdKl)

164 Tomorrow morning whispering might be prudent

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 01:14 PM (YJxi7)

165 VIA, some of the sites I read for news are PanAm Post, and Asia Times.

Babalu blog is a good source for news in the Caribbean and Venezuela.

I also look to UOL for the most recent news world news, but they publish in Portuguese (which I only sort of understand) but they use Agency EFE, AFP, Reuters and BBC for international news.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 28, 2019 01:14 PM (1glZx)

166 143
Happy Thanksgiving CBD and horde. Lurking is all I can do with life
lately. This is a place of sanity and solitude, odd as that may sound.

Posted by: SkinnerVic at November 28, 2019 01:06 PM (nbwH3)

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I hear ya. So many times this is all I can do. This place is the sane zone, which absolutely makes no sense whatsoever. But there it is.

Posted by: washrivergal at November 28, 2019 01:15 PM (mv5Fv)

167 The Pilgrim kid found out the hard way that you don't steal Lizzie Warren's pet vulture without consequences.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 01:15 PM (XVuno)

168 >>Oh yeah, ET! Duh! I havent checked out Jeff Carlson.

In my opinion he's the best at Epoch. Solid analysis with a minimum of opinion and emotion.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 28, 2019 01:16 PM (ZLI7S)

169
Congrats, NGU! I seriously thought about returning to AD in 2001 and again for the 2003 festivities. Decided not to, as I was just getting off the ground with Mrs IMG back then (we married in '02).
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 01:13 PM (di1hb)

Well the stars kinda aligned for this job. 3 years active duty will take me to 68 and that works out great for me. And for reasons I still can not figure out, I sorta became an admin wonk ( which was not my nature) and the subject matter expert for this stuff.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 01:17 PM (85Gof)

170 https://tinyurl.com/rdbj6aw
Posted by: buzzion at November 28, 2019 01:08 PM (Z7lwY)

The bit about JJ was well-said and very apt. I chuckled.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Movie Cricket at November 28, 2019 01:17 PM (x8Wzq)

171 Prayers for you and your family, Average Guy. It will hurt for quite sometime. Cherish the good memories.
Lost my son in 2011. Still miss him daily.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 28, 2019 01:18 PM (Dhht7)

172 Agree about the sanity. Regular prayers go up for you guys, especially AG and rickl's family today, and all of you traveling as well.

Posted by: skywch at November 28, 2019 01:19 PM (IWvy/)

173 Happy Thanksgiving to all and prayers for everyone who needs them--but especially Average Guy.

The cocktail of the day will be a Knob Creek bourbon Manhattan with Mancino Amaranto vermouth, a dash of bitters, and an orange peel twist. Stirred, not shaken.

Might go for two since I'm not driving.

Posted by: Lawrence L at November 28, 2019 01:19 PM (Uu7xZ)

174 Pouring one out for Rickl, one out for wife of kari's grandmother - in the hospital, and likely soon to go, still at least as stubborn as my model and almost as beautiful (hardly a wrinkle and no white hairs at 92!), one out for my cousin who died at 17 in 2007 a real rockstar, and one out for this impeachment scam which is decidedly DEAD and may the marxist hordes continue to not realize this until October 2020.

This drink, which I'm not pouring out, is for you, dead Moron, reading this now. Much love and thanks for you and our shabby full of character internet home here at the HQ.

Posted by: ghost of kari at November 28, 2019 01:19 PM (SWvWm)

175 Great thread about what to expect in the IG report. It is pleasing.

https://mobile.twitter.com/drawandstrike/status/ 1200074515646238720?s=21

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 01:19 PM (sdctx)

176 Here's to Average Guy too, God's love surround you.

Posted by: ghost of kari at November 28, 2019 01:20 PM (SWvWm)

177 Kindltot,
Your earlier comment about the Scotch settlers and Indians had me literally laughing out loud. And RB's reply was funny as well.

I have never heard that take before and would like to learn more. Where did you get that info?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 28, 2019 01:20 PM (IDhUW)

178 And for reasons I still can not figure out, I sorta became an admin wonk ( which was not my nature) and the subject matter expert for this stuff.
Posted by: Nevergiveup

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It is difficult to become the SME for sodomy and the lash, especially in the Navy, but glad to see you worked your way to the top of he heap. Seriously, congrats.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 01:20 PM (Y4EXg)

179 . . . Speaking of Babalu Blog, Japi San Giben, happy Cuban Thanksgiving

https://preview.tinyurl.com/u5pafhg

Posted by: Kindltot at November 28, 2019 01:21 PM (1glZx)

180 Well off to dinner
Later all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 28, 2019 01:21 PM (85Gof)

181 Be safe, Doc.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 01:22 PM (cqNba)

182 Lost my son in 2011. Still miss him daily.
Posted by: olddog in mo

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There are days, many, actually, that I forget I was widowed. But there isn't a day that goes by that I forget I lost one of my sons. Bro hugs to you olddog.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 01:22 PM (Y4EXg)

183 159 89 'taking my trash to the dump on Thanksgiving Day...
(cues up "Alice's Resturant")
Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at November 28, 2019 01:12 PM (pndC3)

Stockbridge MA is the next town over from mine

the dump aint open

Posted by: REDACTED at November 28, 2019 01:26 PM (rpxSz)

184 Hong Kong is getting the Tibet/Tianamen square treatment from China. Who gave China the power to become so intolerant of others ? Demorats decades long MOST FAVORED TRADE STATUS for China, that also screwed our economy and jobs up. Tianamen square was also China flexing its new powers demorats bequeathed them.

Posted by: ron n. at November 28, 2019 01:26 PM (om5HK)

185 Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

It's been a good few years. And they'll keep getting better.

Posted by: trev006 at November 28, 2019 01:28 PM (oQ/K6)

186 ***Bro hug back, Tonypete***

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 28, 2019 01:29 PM (Dhht7)

187 I've been a long time lurker and occasional commenter here since just before Obama was elected. My favorite site and commenter's. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Posted by: BigZesty at November 28, 2019 01:30 PM (0q4G7)

188
the dump aint open

Posted by: REDACTED at November 28, 2019 01:26 PM (rpxSz)

+++
He's in Canada.

Posted by: washrivergal at November 28, 2019 01:31 PM (mv5Fv)

189 I have never heard that take before and would like to learn more. Where did you get that info?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 28, 2019 01:20 PM (IDhUW)


I honestly don't remember, my mind is a rag-bag.

a quick trawl gives me this, to start with:

https://www.libraryireland.com/ScotchIrishAmerica/X.php

Posted by: Kindltot at November 28, 2019 01:31 PM (1glZx)

190 BigZesty



Don't be shy.


Comment like the wind...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 01:33 PM (cqNba)

191 I am so sorry, Average Guy. I cannot imagine. And words cannot express the sympathy I feel for you and your family.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 28, 2019 01:33 PM (1CjJc)

192 Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Posted by: BigZesty at November 28, 2019 01:30 PM (0q4G7)

And to you. This place is a balm. Not bomb. Does get sporty here sometimes, though.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at November 28, 2019 01:33 PM (x8Wzq)

193
There are days, many, actually, that I forget I was widowed. But there isn't a day that goes by that I forget I lost one of my sons. Bro hugs to you olddog.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 01:22 PM (Y4EXg)

I understand nothing compares to the grief that comes from losing a child.
So prayers for Average Guy and all who have lost children.
It's approaching two years since I lost my wife. The pain is significantly reduced but I still think about her every single day.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 28, 2019 01:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

194 I have never heard that take before and would like to learn more. Where did you get that info?

David Hackett Fischer's Albion's Seed would be a good place to start.

The scenario sketched above, while entertaining, isn't all that accurate, BTW. The English did encourage the Anglo-Scottish borders to immigrate to Ireland in the 17th century as a counterbalance to the Irish Gael, but no forcing I don't think. The main driver for immigration from Ireland to the Americas was economic hardship, with religious and ethnic friction also playing a role. They did gravitate to the less-settled areas, but that is where the land was, and land ownership in the 18th century, before property tax, represented stability and independence in a way that it doesn't today. I don't know if there was ever a set policy of encouraging the Scotch-Irish to settle on the frontier, though I'm sure the authorities were pleased for multiple reasons that they usually did so.

Posted by: Grey Fox at November 28, 2019 01:35 PM (iTtBf)

195 Now I think I need to do some shovelling so I can get out later today. Another snowbound day and home and my liver might go on strike.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at November 28, 2019 01:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

196 Global warming is all the rage, think warm thoughts when shoveling

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 01:39 PM (YJxi7)

197 but I still think about her every single day.
Posted by: N.L. Urker

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Of course you do. (Urker)

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 01:39 PM (Y4EXg)

198 Government workers love socialism?

https://bit.ly/2Dr2jGs

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 01:40 PM (cqNba)

199 196
Global warming is all the rage, think warm thoughts when shoveling

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 01:39 PM (YJxi7)

++++
LOL

Posted by: washrivergal at November 28, 2019 01:40 PM (mv5Fv)

200 Which is better, Thanksgiving meal at lunchtime or dinner?

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 01:41 PM (MVjcR)

201 Which is better, Thanksgiving meal at lunchtime or dinner?
Posted by: Weasel

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Ummm.

Yes?

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 01:43 PM (Y4EXg)

202 Happy Thanksgiving, Horde. I'm going to have a turkey sandwich and honor my ancestors John and Elizabeth Howland.

Posted by: Bert G at November 28, 2019 01:43 PM (OMsf+)

203 200 Which is better, Thanksgiving meal at lunchtime or dinner?
Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 01:41 PM (MVjcR)


Mid-day. Then you can nibble through the afternoon and later have a nice dinner, too!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 01:44 PM (di1hb)

204 Which is better, Thanksgiving meal at lunchtime or dinner?
Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 01:41 PM (MVjcR)


Dinner starts formally at 2pm, lasts until pie, then retire to the living room and play instruments until it is time to go for a walk.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 28, 2019 01:45 PM (1glZx)

205 Very sorry to hear about Average Guy's loss. Prayers.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 28, 2019 01:46 PM (l9m7l)

206 We usually eat around 2pm, then spend the rest of the day filling in the corners, as they say in The Shire.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at November 28, 2019 01:46 PM (x8Wzq)

207 Is this going to be the Tgiving food thread?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 28, 2019 01:47 PM (7Fj9P)

208 200
Which is better, Thanksgiving meal at lunchtime or dinner?

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 01:41 PM (MVjcR)

+++All through my childhood the holiday dinners were always pretty late in the evening. When one sister married a French guy and started hosting meals, all of a sudden the noon hour was when food was served. For the past several years with new members added, others subtracted, we eat around 2. I think afternoon is better, just for the big cleanup time for one thing.

Posted by: washrivergal at November 28, 2019 01:47 PM (mv5Fv)

209 Thanks for the information Grey Fox, I will check out the book you mentioned.

Somewhat related:

I heard of a study of "difficult" babies, those that were fighters, criers, strugglers, and a follow up a few years later. One group studied had a famine in the intervening years and only the "difficult" babies survived.

On another note:

The turkey is in the oven. I repeat, the turkey is in the oven.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 28, 2019 01:47 PM (IDhUW)

210 We are having people show up at 3:30; eating ~4:30, assuming no nap delayed start time b/c shorties are in the house.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 28, 2019 01:48 PM (7Fj9P)

211 Happy Thanksgiving to all and prayers to Average Guy and Olddog. I have two sons - 25 and 30 y.o. I would be devastated.

I am thankful to have found this group of kindred spirits and for your sharing and your good humor. I hope to make it to a MoMeet this year if there is one in So. Cal.

Mrs AGiC is frantically baking and cooking and soon we'll be loading the car and braving the eastbound 91 or 10 depending on traffic to the glorious Inland Empire for dinner with her extended family. (yet another horde)

We're having a little 'weather' today here in 'The OC' but I know it's nothing compared to what many of you deal with every day in other parts of the country. Stay warm and safe.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at November 28, 2019 01:49 PM (RcMUX)

212 Today is the day we mark Thanksgiving with the traditional pork crown roast, which will be cooked to perfection, hopefully, on the pellet grill.

The same pellet grill, I might add, that decided to eat its igniter a couple of days before it was needed to cook part of our grand feast.

Of course, I was able to get a new igniter but, we had a wonderful winter storm move in to CA so, I was out replacing the igniter in duck hunting weather.

Brought back some fond memories of yesterdecade, it did.

Truly, though, I am thankful to live in a wonderful country that has such a bountiful harvest that such fare is possible.

May all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the fact that Hillary is nacho president.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 28, 2019 01:49 PM (WEBkv)

213 Just made a sammich. Dinner reservations aren't until 5pm.

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 01:49 PM (MVjcR)

214 Happy Thanksgiving Horde!!

T-giving dinner today is nachos and beer, as it's just me here in DFW. On the bright side, got to see my mom and my kids in Michigan last week, and had nice visits with a number of people. Hopefully I won't be heading there anytime soon for a funeral.

Prayers to Average Guy and anybody else here having a tough time.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 01:49 PM (lvSAi)

215 I'm trying 2 new techniques for my turkey(s). First, I do bone in breasts, b/c there seems like a ton of waste w/whole birds. Mrs. Robin gave me a food blog article about dry brine turkey. Basically you salt the hell out of the birds, then prior to roasting slather w/maple syrup, butter and chili paste. Roast over a bed of quartered onions. I also have a dry brined/slathered turkey on my smoker.
Even if they're both disasters, we'll have enough sides to keep us fed.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 28, 2019 01:54 PM (7Fj9P)

216 Angela Merkel: We Will Shut Down 'Hate Speech' Otherwise We Will Not Have A Free Society

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Sieg Heil!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 28, 2019 01:54 PM (+y/Ru)

217 Back from town and the grocery store. So glad it was a small town. Only about 10 people shopping.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 01:55 PM (dEvh1)

218 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 28, 2019 01:54 PM (7Fj9P)

+++
I can't tell you how astoundingly good that sounds.

Posted by: washrivergal at November 28, 2019 01:55 PM (mv5Fv)

219 Thanksgiving meal here will be late afternoon today, when everything is ready.

The Thanksgivings that I have the fondest memories of are the ones at my grandma's house. The women and children would gather there earlyish to finish food preparations. The men were out hunting, hopefully back by early afternoon for the meal. Usually they were. If their tags were already filled, they wouldn't go out.

Maybe some day I will get to be the Host home, I would love that, but that is not posssible at this point.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 28, 2019 01:56 PM (IDhUW)

220


Merkel and her ilk are the true "Neo-Nazis."

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 01:56 PM (yIGxB)

221 216
Angela Merkel: We Will Shut Down 'Hate Speech' Otherwise We Will Not Have A Free Society



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Sieg Heil!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 28, 2019 01:54 PM (+y/Ru)

++++
Has a real familiar ring to it.

Posted by: washrivergal at November 28, 2019 01:56 PM (mv5Fv)

222 Angela Merkel: We Will Shut Down 'Hate Speech' Otherwise We Will Not Have A Free Society


The East German Stasi is strong with this one.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 01:56 PM (dEvh1)

223 Prayers offered, average guy.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 28, 2019 01:57 PM (WEBkv)

224 I'm doing a turkey breast because I am the only one who likes dark meat, and my opinion doesn't count. We are also doing a big beef rib roast. Threst is pretty basic, a mountain of mashed taters and some steamed broccoli. None of us are into the sweet potatoes and dressing and all of that. Just nice basic food, and I can sip bourbon while cooking.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at November 28, 2019 01:57 PM (x8Wzq)

225 George Orwell would be proud or shocked, not sure which.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 01:57 PM (YJxi7)

226 224 I'm doing a turkey breast because I am the only one who likes dark meat, and my opinion doesn't count. We are also doing a big beef rib roast. Threst is pretty basic, a mountain of mashed taters and some steamed broccoli. None of us are into the sweet potatoes and dressing and all of that. Just nice basic food, and I can sip bourbon while cooking.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at November 28, 2019 01:57 PM (x8Wzq

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ya'll need to come to our house, where we engage in feats of strength in order to decide who gets the dark meat.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 28, 2019 01:59 PM (WEBkv)

227 Which is better, Thanksgiving meal at lunchtime or dinner?

Posted by: Weasel


Both. Growing up, we went to mom's side early-lunch-ish, and dad's side dinner-ish.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 01:59 PM (dEvh1)

228 216 Angela Merkel: We Will Shut Down 'Hate Speech' Otherwise We Will Not Have A Free Society
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Hate speech not allowed. We are a tolerant people!! (with no self awareness.)

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 28, 2019 02:00 PM (IDhUW)

229 ngela Merkel: We Will Shut Down 'Hate Speech' Otherwise We Will Not Have A Free Society

Geez, do they not have elections in Germany anymore. Seems she is way past her sell date.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 02:01 PM (O/X1S)

230 Noodus interruptus.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 02:01 PM (dEvh1)

231 I think that the Bud Light king needs to check into rehab.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at November 28, 2019 02:01 PM (x8Wzq)

232 The turkey is in the oven. I repeat, the turkey is in the oven.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 28, 2019 01:47 PM (IDhUW)


****

The hot buttered rums taste good with the pies.
Repeat
The hot buttered rums taste good with the pies.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 28, 2019 02:02 PM (axyOa)

233 The hot buttered rums taste good with the pies.
Repeat
The hot buttered rums taste good with the pies.
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Excellent idea

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 28, 2019 02:04 PM (IDhUW)

234 I did a brine of kosher salt, maple syrup, brown sugar, whole garlic cloves, fresh thyme, rosemary, and sage.

Tomorrow, when it's time to cook it, I'll paint it with maple syrup and rub on rotisserie chicken seasoning (got that at the bulk foods market. Unknown brand).

Smoke for a couple hours at 225 or so, then crank up to 350 until done.

Whole bird disappears with extended family wanting some to take home. I used to do 13 lb birds but upped it to 16 lbs after taking none home myself.

Carcass comes home and goes in the stock pot same night.

I like dark meat, so the thighs don't go on the serving platters. Everyone likes to parade by the cutting board, look and inhale, before I start carving.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 02:13 PM (di1hb)

235 oops, forgot that the brine has 1 1/2 cup bourbon

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 02:14 PM (di1hb)

236 Bless all you people. Have a H T.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 28, 2019 02:20 PM (r+sAi)

237 Anyone else notice how the Detroit Lions' uniforms look like the leotards from Southpark's first Christmas non-offensive play (the episode where where Mr. Hanky was introduced)?

Posted by: pornholio408 at November 28, 2019 03:28 PM (iAl7a)

238 Thank you all. I'm thankful for the 20 years I had with my son. I'm also thankful for the AOSHQ. God bless.

Posted by: Average Guy at November 28, 2019 04:07 PM (BaHwF)

239 Bless all of you! I may be a lurker but I feel like I know you. Thanks for being there my grey box friends!

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