Happy Thanksgiving

It's been an interesting year. Some ups, some downs. A few victories just as many losses. But, I am able to sit up take nourishment, drink coffee and hang with you Morons.

Giving thanks does matter.

Such a sense of appreciation is increasingly rare. Most Americans, according to a Templeton Foundation survey, feel they receive little gratitude at home or the office. The feeling of gratitude appears to drop with age. Today’s millennials are the least grateful. This is not surprising given the new generations’ low levels of interest in the very things we are likely to feel grateful for, such as family, religion or America itself.

Older people, who often have overcome hard times, are more grateful. They witnessed the triumph of liberal democracy over communism. Many of them, like me, were raised by parents who came from poverty, and instilled the notion that, for all our problems, living here, at this time, in this country, is a manifest blessing not to demeaned or ignored.


Our country is not perfect. Our jobs aren't perfect. I don't know about your health, but mine isn't perfect. I'm very proud of each of my three daughters. I've been blessed with a fantastic spousal unit.

But we are free to express our thoughts, right, wrong or otherwise. Next November we are afforded the opportunity to vote in local, state and national elections. We are free to worship the God of our choice.

Yes our lives and the United States of America aren't perfect. But considering the alternative, Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 07:51 PM




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1 Woof.

Posted by: Elizabeth at November 28, 2019 07:54 PM (XVuno)

2 Happy Thanksgiving to you all, as well!

Posted by: JQ at November 28, 2019 07:54 PM (gP/Z3)

3 First to give thanks?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 28, 2019 07:55 PM (QTVtr)

4 Happy Thanksgiving, and bless you all.

Posted by: None shall pass at November 28, 2019 07:55 PM (JdcHc)

5 I give thanks every day.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at November 28, 2019 07:55 PM (HQwxo)

6 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at November 28, 2019 07:55 PM (XVuno)

7 Top 100!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 07:56 PM (dEvh1)

8

Pilgrim cat?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 07:56 PM (yIGxB)

9 4 million gallons of raw sewage spilled in Laguna Beach prompts closure of South O.C. ocean and bay areas

I guess I'm thankful for this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:57 PM (XVuno)

10 Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at November 28, 2019 07:57 PM (nevGY)

11 Happy spanksgiving, fappers.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 28, 2019 07:58 PM (LxTcq)

12 A veritable cornucopia of threads!

Posted by: Miklos, commenting abundantly at November 28, 2019 07:58 PM (QzkSJ)

13 I'm thankful for a God that blesses me more than I deserve.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 28, 2019 07:58 PM (gHwtb)

14

Our country is in peril.
Yeah, it's nice we can vote, but we have a major political party who gives no shits about our votes nor our rights.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 07:58 PM (yIGxB)

15 A veritable cornucopia of threads!
Posted by: Miklos, commenting abundantly at November 28, 2019 07:58 PM (QzkSJ)



A farrago of gripping entertainment!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:58 PM (XVuno)

16 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thanks for being there when I need to be lifted up.

The comments and sense of community here are unlike any other place I know of.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 28, 2019 07:59 PM (QTVtr)

17 4 million gallons of raw sewage spilled in Laguna Beach prompts closure of South O.C. ocean and bay areas

I guess I'm thankful for this.
Posted by: Cicero

O.C. is where the Democrats just took over, right?

Sounds legit.

Posted by: Miklos, by a reasonably clean river at November 28, 2019 07:59 PM (QzkSJ)

18 Not a very good year for ol' NBFD but when the family sat down for the bird binge, I had no reservations whatsoever in giving thanks for what I do have. Hope y'all had a great day and a lot to be thankful for, as well.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at November 28, 2019 08:00 PM (EgshT)

19 same to you mis hum.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 08:01 PM (KP5rU)

20 The President served the troops Thanksgiving dinner at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at November 28, 2019 08:02 PM (2RBkF)

21
...I had no reservations whatsoever in giving thanks for what I do have.

Indeed.
Things could be much worse.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 08:02 PM (yIGxB)

22 America wasn't founded so we could all be perfect.

it was founded so we could all be whatever the hell we want to be.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 08:02 PM (NbXNA)

23 every day i give thanks i'm still on the right side of the dirt. happy thanksgiving, ya deplorables.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 08:03 PM (KP5rU)

24 Yes, red. But IIRC you are from the Southland.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:52 PM (O/X1S)

---
The Valley, like totally...

just not in any part of Encino

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 08:04 PM (NbXNA)

25 Giving thanks for great food, family, and no wind today. We were able to do the traditional skeet shooting at dad's today, along with the great food. Did I mention the great food?

Posted by: Pickled & Happy at November 28, 2019 08:04 PM (Tc6m0)

26 Home again. Happy Thanksgiving, gang. I'm thankful for the Horde, which has seen me through many a dark time.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 08:05 PM (NWiLs)

27 I think it was a wonderful gesture of appreciation on the part of Trump to slip away from Mara Lago to Afghanistan, to visit the troops.

Especially not taking the press along! Excepting the relatively few that actually do, the media love to play like they have super-dangerous jobs. This gives them a little poke in the eye, the kind like they love to give others.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at November 28, 2019 08:05 PM (qoAco)

28 insomniac!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 08:05 PM (KP5rU)

29 Indeed.

Things could be much worse.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 08:02 PM (yIGxB)

---
murphy was an optimist, and Humpty Dumpty was pushed.

and it's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.

and naow to go start the charcoal to grill the rack of lamb for dinner.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 08:05 PM (NbXNA)

30
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Huh? Oh.... 'ppy Thnksgvg...

(zzzzzzzzzzz)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 08:06 PM (7rVsF)

31 Chavez! Hope you're comfortably stuffed!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 08:06 PM (NWiLs)

32 What he said.

Thankful for a lot of things this year, but particularly thankful for all y'all Morons.

Happy Thanksgiving, and may the adult beverages be with you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 28, 2019 08:07 PM (GS1yA)

33 32; i am. hope you are too.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 08:07 PM (KP5rU)

34 i know it's deniro, but has anyone watched the irishman?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 08:08 PM (KP5rU)

35 Freaking Leftist should realize the grass is greener here. Take off your shoes and run barefoot through the cool cool turf of freedom.
And don't forget the pie.
H. T. folks.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 28, 2019 08:09 PM (r+sAi)

36 Also thankful America wasn't founded by perfect people. Everyone deserves a chance to right their wrongs.

Posted by: Pickled & Happy at November 28, 2019 08:09 PM (Tc6m0)

37 O.C. is where the Democrats just took over, right?
Sounds legit.


That's the Malibu Way. Dump poop in the beach; white proles quit sunning themselves on the beach; pristine view of that beach (albeit with some poop).

California liberals would rather look at floating turds than at us.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:09 PM (ykYG2)

38 EDKH

Posted by: ....... at November 28, 2019 08:09 PM (O/X1S)

39 Ray Van Dune

I remember when George Bush went to Iraq. He did a great job of raising morale, and the media focused on "Is that a real turkey?" Stupid. They should have stayed to see it carved.

I hate the press, but am grateful for my brothers and sisters here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:09 PM (u82oZ)

40 Thankful for today, and hopefully tomorrow. My family, PDT, the horde, and this beer.

Posted by: freaked at November 28, 2019 08:10 PM (2+pU9)

41 I'm grateful for what I have been able to achieve.

Achievements, I might add, that probably wouldn't have happened anywhere but the USA.

I am also grateful for the bountiful feast we sat down to and marvel at the fact that a good part of what we put on the table was not available when I was a youngster. And by not available, I don't mean out of reach of what my parents could afford, rather, it simply couldn't be had.

And I'm more than grateful I'm allowed to worship GOD, and my Savior, without worrying if some group is going to break down my door and drag me off to jail for that worship.

I have three kids, who, despite their parents divorcing, seem to have their act together, for the most part.

For my kids turning out well, despite their parents, I count as a blessing beyond anything I could have hoped for.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 28, 2019 08:11 PM (WEBkv)

42 Hey morons! Happy Thanksgiving!

16 yr old had his ankle rebuilt yesterday. Mama here is neurotic. Walked the dining room table to him in the living room so he could keep it elevated. Still reeling, but I got lotsa help and love from family a

Posted by: dagny at November 28, 2019 08:11 PM (Wljok)

43 Happy Thanksgiving MisHum.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 28, 2019 08:12 PM (dUJdY)

44 insane spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker, all of the remaining original characters are killed off, Rey is revealed to be Palpatine's Granddaughter, She defeats everyone, and then takes on the Skywalker name, or in the parlance of the SJW, identifies as a Skywalker.

Is that the plan? put out shitty movies and release a 3/5 game at the same time, so we're grateful that the game at least doesn't totally ruin our memories of the Star Wars Trilogy?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:12 PM (ykYG2)

45 34 32; i am. hope you are too.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 08:07 PM (KP5rU)

Indeed I am. Fighting off food-induced coma as we speak.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 08:12 PM (NWiLs)

46 Happy Thanksgiving Ron's & 'Ette's. Hope you had a lovely day spent with Kith & Kin.

Not that I have a clue what a kith might be.

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 08:12 PM (D59ia)

47 freaked at November 28, 2019 08:10

was gonna bail. Just opened another beer and lit a smoke. Think i'll sleep in chair. Fading.

Posted by: ....... at November 28, 2019 08:13 PM (O/X1S)

48 47 Happy Thanksgiving Ron's & 'Ette's. Hope you had a lovely day spent with Kith & Kin.

Not that I have a clue what a kith might be.
Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 08:12 PM (D59ia)

Gimme a kith, thweetie!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 08:13 PM (NWiLs)

49 Not that I have a clue what a kith might be.
Posted by: ALH

Don't be thilly

Posted by: Mikloth at November 28, 2019 08:13 PM (QzkSJ)

50 ...and friends. Love you morons and everyone who kept me and him in their prayers.

I am grateful.

Posted by: dagny at November 28, 2019 08:13 PM (Wljok)

51 America is the greatest country in history and is still the best of the bunch. I'm fortunate to have had grandparents who believed that was the case and made the voyage here to build a life they had dreamed about. Only in America is a meme that always makes me smile.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 28, 2019 08:15 PM (2DOZq)

52 Gimme a kith, thweetie!
Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 08:13 PM (NWiLs)

Hershey's?

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 08:15 PM (D59ia)

53 Happy Thanksgiving. Y'all're allright.

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 08:15 PM (MVjcR)

54 Forgot to mention how thankful I am that Hillary! isn't our president. We talked at length today of how fortunate we are that Trump came along at just the right time. Between clays, of course.

Posted by: Pickled & Happy at November 28, 2019 08:17 PM (Tc6m0)

55 I am so much more than greatful. Just dont know the word.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 08:18 PM (O/X1S)

56 Weasel, join "Alexandria residents against the Seminary road diet" if you're on fake-book. I joined just to torture justin wilson.

Posted by: dagny at November 28, 2019 08:18 PM (Wljok)

57 I remember when George Bush went to Iraq. He did a great job of raising morale, and the media focused on "Is that a real turkey?" Stupid. They should have stayed to see it carved.

I hate the press, but am grateful for my brothers and sisters here.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:09 PM (u82oZ)


W was such a mixed bag of a President. He'd do stuff like that, which made the unfree press insane and made him seem like a good guy. Then he'd spend other people's money like a fucking retard and give us horseshit like religion of peace lies and not secure the border.

Now Trump has me spoiled by doing every fucking thing I want a President to do within reason. And I know fucking A well the Uniparty wants to go back to chipping away at the Constitution until we're like every other dogshit totalitarian state. I guess it's up to us to keep that from happening. And that means no more GWBs.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 28, 2019 08:19 PM (y7DUB)

58 "I am so much more than greatful. Just dont know the word."


Greatbiglyfull

Posted by: DJT at November 28, 2019 08:20 PM (2+pU9)

59 58 Weasel, join "Alexandria residents against the Seminary road diet" if you're on fake-book. I joined just to torture justin wilson.
Posted by: dagny at November 28, 2019 08:18 PM (Wljok)
----
I bagged FB as soon as I stopped competing. I did, however, drive down Seminary a while ago and saw that stupid abomination. *spit*

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 08:20 PM (MVjcR)

60 All things considered, we are fortunate not only to be living in this country, but also in this century and this decade.

There have been many amazing advances in medicine and technology in just the past couple of years.

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 08:20 PM (D59ia)

61 The Nobel has been awarded 597 times since created in 1901. The USA has won 336 of them.

America. Fuck yeah!

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 28, 2019 08:21 PM (2DOZq)

62 Really hope everyone had or is having a great holiday.
I did, and as I wrote earlier just being a American is a great gift, no place else on the planet has ever been or will be freer.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 08:21 PM (ZCEU2)

63 I'll just repeat what I said earlier, and say that I hope everyone had/is having a great Thanksgiving.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 28, 2019 08:21 PM (l9m7l)

64 I joined just to torture justin wilson.
Posted by: dagny

Dat gots to be wrong, ah ga-ron-tee!

Posted by: Justin (pronounced Joo-stan) Wilson at November 28, 2019 08:22 PM (QzkSJ)

65 18 Been reading insane spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker, all of the ramaining original characters are killed off, Rey is revealed to be Palestine's Granddaughter, She defeats everyone, and then takes on the Skywalker name, or in the parlance of the SJW, identifies as a Skywalker.



This is so incredibly insane if true, they literally flushed 40 years of of story and 4.5 billion dollars right down the drain.
Posted by: Huxley's Eyeglass Emporium at November 28, 2019 08:00 PM (RkBJF)

Predictable since it's a allegory of the sun rising, walking across the sky, setting, darkness, and repeating the cycle over and over.
Skywalker is The Sun. It's all Sun worship.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 08:22 PM (4QN1g)

66 I am so much more than greatful. Just dont know the word.
Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 08:18 PM (O/X1S)


Grateful?

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 28, 2019 08:23 PM (y7DUB)

67 Happy Thanksgiving Horde. Sister and I are sick as dogs with upper respiratory goop so we had a modest meal and descended into a torpor. But that's okay. Just thinking of my mom, dad, and sister who have left us. May God bless them and you and yours on this day.

Oh, and I give thanks for the Horde. You guys have truly kept me sane through some hard times and I appreciate it.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:23 PM (1FhAQ)

68 Skywalker is The Sun. It's all Sun worship.

Can I buy some pot from you?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:24 PM (ykYG2)

69 RE: kith & kin (friends & relatives):

The Curragh Mutiny (of British Army, 1914):

"Onward Christian Soldiers!
Shoot your kith and kin!"

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 08:24 PM (Cssks)

70 Easy Andy

There is not a Swedish scientist of note that failed to get a Nobel Award. But we do have a good track record.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:24 PM (u82oZ)

71 We are grinding venison sausage tonight to be cased tomorrow on second grind. I appreciate living in a place like Texas where I can own firearms, use one to harvest a nice buck, afford to hunt and have a well-equipped kitchen, and Mrs. E to do most of the brainwork. Now she needs to get the elusive 10 point that has been ghosting around our stands and I need to get a few hogs. We have a new freezer to fill. I thank GOD to have seen America at it's best, and to have met y'all.

Posted by: Eromero at November 28, 2019 08:24 PM (UUkQp)

72 71 RE: kith & kin (friends & relatives):

Is that like kithing cousins?

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 08:25 PM (D59ia)

73 Well said, MisHum, and Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 08:25 PM (6ro7i)

74 I'm thankful but life can be unfair .

How can they make 10 Star War movies and only one Serenity.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 28, 2019 08:25 PM (2DOZq)

75 one's friends, acquaintances, and relations. = kith

Posted by: dagny at November 28, 2019 08:26 PM (Wljok)

76 Happy Thanksgiving Brother.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 28, 2019 08:27 PM (uDh3k)

77 watching "shelby american." damn good documentary.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 08:27 PM (KP5rU)

78
18 Been reading insane spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker, all of the ramaining original characters are killed off, Rey is revealed to be Palestine's Granddaughter

PLO in space!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 28, 2019 08:27 PM (aKsyK)

79 s that the plan? put out shitty movies and release a 3/5 game at the same time, so we're grateful that the game at least doesn't totally ruin our memories of the Star Wars Trilogy?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:12 PM (ykYG2)




They are just ruining the movie in the trailer so they have an excuse for why no one went to see the movie.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 08:28 PM (HALdu)

80 Kith comes from a word of Germanic origin meaning 'known'. Kin is also of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root meaning 'give birth to'. Your kith are your friends or acquaintances, while your kin are all the people you are related to.

Posted by: dagny at November 28, 2019 08:29 PM (Wljok)

81 I'm watching a Christmas movie with Kurt Russel playing Santa. He's got a high tech sleigh.

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 08:29 PM (D59ia)

82 Happy to live in the freest land ever to be given to man by God

Salute!...clink*

Posted by: Builder Berg at November 28, 2019 08:29 PM (+Yu7u)

83 I'm watching a documentary about the Spitfire. Seems interesting so far.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 08:29 PM (Uu+Jp)

84 PLO in space!

Talk about kithing cousinth...

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:29 PM (ykYG2)

85 Argh! That effing Bloomberg commercial just came on. Can't help but yell rebuttals at the TV.
Thankfully, DJT is gonna steamroll to a win. Hopefully we get some R's with backbone to back him up in his second term.

Posted by: Pickled & Happy at November 28, 2019 08:29 PM (Tc6m0)

86 The Emperor is more handsome and likable than Yasar Arafat.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 28, 2019 08:30 PM (LxTcq)

87 14-7, Miss St over Ole Miss, 2nd Qt

This has been your Egg Bowl update.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 28, 2019 08:30 PM (gHwtb)

88 Happy Thanksgiving to the Horde.

All non-local children have called and all is well within their lives. Grandbaby #4 continues to kick the snot out of Momma from the inside and his introduction to the rest of us draws neigh. I have so much to be thankful for.

Posted by: Black Flag at November 28, 2019 08:30 PM (Y4EXg)

89 83: watched that. i enjoyed it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 08:30 PM (KP5rU)

90 Hubby watching WKRP Turkey you tube clip

Posted by: dagny at November 28, 2019 08:30 PM (Wljok)

91
Dammit!

Not sure why I lifted my NFL boycott, but Thanksgiving and all.

Watching the opening ceremony for the late game ( NO/ATL), non AA players, hands over hearts, AA players, shown from shoulder-up only...

Posted by: Spun & Murky at November 28, 2019 08:34 PM (4DCSq)

92 Oh, and I give thanks for the Horde. You guys have truly kept me sane through some hard times and I appreciate it.
Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:23 PM (1FhAQ)


I don't recall you ever complaining about your lot in life. If you did it was rare enough that it flew under my radar. I've had some temporary setbacks that I've pretty much kept to myself because on the whole I've had a very fortunate life by any reasonable standard. Sometimes I just need the Horde to make me laugh to make whatever's bugging me go away.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 28, 2019 08:34 PM (y7DUB)

93 Heard a cousin by marriage has some nasty respiratory infection so wonder if it's something getting spread around.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 08:34 PM (ZCEU2)

94 Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Spent my only day off of the week doing stuff around here. Got to see some family up north last week.

I opened my first beer at 11:30am and I still have 7 left. Talking about slowing down as I get older.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 08:34 PM (v4Ja5)

95 Hubby watching WKRP Turkey you tube clip
Posted by: dagny
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It was as if...as if...they were organized !

Posted by: Les at November 28, 2019 08:35 PM (6ro7i)

96 The awards I really like are the Ig-Nobel awards.

https://tinyurl.com/y4fvkzkp

Lots of fun! The funniest scientific paper ever (esp. the experimental section) was "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Male and Female Genitals During Coitus and Female Sexual Arousal." The men were not really a factor in this study.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:35 PM (u82oZ)

97 Posted by: Spun & Murky at November 28, 2019 08:34 PM (4DCSq)

That should have restarted your boycott.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 28, 2019 08:35 PM (2DOZq)

98 Off insecticide sock!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 08:35 PM (Y4EXg)

99 95 Heard a cousin by marriage has some nasty respiratory infection so wonder if it's something getting spread around.
Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 08:34 PM (ZCEU2)

Did he get his flu shot?

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 08:35 PM (D59ia)

100 Skip

I'm under the weather, fighting a cold. I was fine until I went to the grocery store last night.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:36 PM (u82oZ)

101 RE: First Thanksgiving:

"They have hanged more men in that rude country than I did for the murder of my father."

King Charles II

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 08:36 PM (Cssks)

102 Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Thankful for Ace for maintaining this blog and all the cobs that provide extra content. Thankful for PDJT and his dragon energy. And the standard stuff I listed this am.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 08:36 PM (cDw3P)

103 Reckon I'll mosey on down to the farm tomorrow.

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 08:36 PM (MVjcR)

104 73 We are grinding venison sausage tonight to be cased tomorrow on second grind. I appreciate living in a place like Texas where I can own firearms, use one to harvest a nice buck, afford to hunt and have a well-equipped kitchen, and Mrs. E to do most of the brainwork. Now she needs to get the elusive 10 point that has been ghosting around our stands and I need to get a few hogs. We have a new freezer to fill. I thank GOD to have seen America at it's best, and to have met y'all.
Posted by: Eromero at November 28, 2019 08:24 PM (UUkQp)

Nice. We did 60# this week. Horde is best.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 28, 2019 08:36 PM (1CjJc)

105 I'm under the weather, fighting a cold. I was fine until I went to the grocery store last night.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

--

That will learn ya!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 08:36 PM (Y4EXg)

106 94 Oh, and I give thanks for the Horde. You guys have truly kept me sane through some hard times and I appreciate it.
Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:23 PM (1FhAQ)

I don't recall you ever complaining about your lot in life. If you did it was rare enough that it flew under my radar. I've had some temporary setbacks that I've pretty much kept to myself because on the whole I've had a very fortunate life by any reasonable standard. Sometimes I just need the Horde to make me laugh to make whatever's bugging me go away.
Posted by: Captain Hate

Amen. This is a "safe" place for a lot of us. I'm grateful for all you grey box folks.

Posted by: Moki at November 28, 2019 08:37 PM (mFoNl)

107 Bloomberg is such a cockwad. He has every advantage, he even had a father that taught him that the gentleman always does coacaine and never meth, and could write a check to cover the entirety of his campaign without even noticing it. But he has to come up with some too clever by half plan to try and slide into the White House because he knows he is unlikable.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 08:37 PM (HALdu)

108 The Emperor is more handsome and likable than Yasar Arafat.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 28, 2019 08:30 PM (LxTcq)

God I hope so.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 08:37 PM (v4Ja5)

109 aaannddd.... pumpkin pie.

Posted by: mjc at November 28, 2019 08:37 PM (Pg+x7)

110 Hubby watching WKRP Turkey you tube clip
Posted by: dagny
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It was as if...as if...they were organized !
Posted by: Les



They mounted a counter-attack!

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 08:37 PM (dEvh1)

111 63 The Nobel has been awarded 597 times since created in 1901. The USA has won 336 of them.

America. Fuck yeah!
Posted by: Easy Andy



Paul Krugman has a Nobel in Economics. The Paul Krugman who has been wrong about nearly every damn thing.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 28, 2019 08:37 PM (gHwtb)

112 I don't recall you ever complaining about your lot in life. If you did it was rare enough that it flew under my radar. I've had some temporary setbacks that I've pretty much kept to myself because on the whole I've had a very fortunate life by any reasonable standard. Sometimes I just need the Horde to make me laugh to make whatever's bugging me go away.
Posted by: Captain Hate



What he said.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 08:38 PM (HALdu)

113 I really don't mind watching Tom Steyer and Bloomberg waste their millions on ads. Their providing paychecks for a lot of people in the ad industry.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 08:38 PM (KSBDE)

114 Had a wonderful Thanksgiving. No politics discussed. Everyone was in a good mood. My sister cried when she spoke of what she was grateful for. Her son and his wife are expecting their first child, a boy, in March. It will be her first grandson.

She's already bought him enough clothes and toys and books to get him through the first 5 years, at least

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 28, 2019 08:38 PM (d6Ksn)

115 Skywalker is The Sun. It's all Sun worship.

Can I buy some pot from you?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:24 PM (ykYG2)


*fistbump*

Posted by: Larry Kroger at November 28, 2019 08:38 PM (XVuno)

116 Sometimes I just need the Horde to make me laugh to make whatever's bugging me go away.
Posted by: Captain Hate

And if that doesn't work you can always slap hot iron to it.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 28, 2019 08:39 PM (2DOZq)

117 Watched White Queen, white princess now Spanish princess. Not bad. Nothing wokey. Watch in a row.

Posted by: dagny at November 28, 2019 08:39 PM (Wljok)

118 I'm under the weather, fighting a cold. I was fine until I went to the grocery store last night.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
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I understand that the cart handles are one of the most germ-ridden things in the western world.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 08:39 PM (6ro7i)

119 and naow to go start the charcoal to grill the rack of lamb for dinner.
Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 08:05 PM (NbXNA)

If you have a rack of lamb,

Then ewe did not have lack of ram.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 08:39 PM (/sgva)

120 She's already bought him enough clothes and toys and books to get him through the first 5 years, at least
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 28, 2019 08:38 PM (d6Ksn)

New baby. New baby. New baby.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 28, 2019 08:40 PM (1CjJc)

121 RE: Bloomberg & Steyer's massive TV buys:

There is a school of thought that spending big money on blanket TV ads is as obsolete as the buggy whip.

The new buzz word is "micro" advertising, I believe.

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 08:40 PM (Cssks)

122 Paul Krugman has a Nobel in Economics. The Paul Krugman who has been wrong about nearly every damn thing.
Posted by: Puddleglum at November 28, 2019 08:37 PM (gHwtb)

The hard science ones are the ones that signify true genius. The literature, economics and "peace" ones are simply leftist feel-good-ism. (With a few exceptions - I thought Elie Weisel deserved his, for instance.)

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 28, 2019 08:40 PM (d6Ksn)

123 This country is going to have some more great presidents. I have no doubt. But it will never have a more consequential one or one who makes me laugh as much.

@realDonaldTrump

I thought Newsweek was out of business?


One of a kind when we most needed it.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 28, 2019 08:41 PM (ZLI7S)

124 The Nobel has been awarded 597 times since created in 1901. The USA has won 336 of them.
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One each to Al Gore and Barky.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 08:41 PM (6ro7i)

125 Posted by: Puddleglum at November 28, 2019 08:37 PM (gHwtb)

He was right in that particular instance for the Nobel. Unfortunately it was a case of a blind squirrel and a nut.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 28, 2019 08:41 PM (2DOZq)

126 Mike Hammer

School bus seats.

But I guess I shouldn't have picked my nose in the store, after pushing an unsanitized cart.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:41 PM (u82oZ)

127 All right Clanton, you called down the reindeer, well now you've got it.

*opens coat*

It says Naughty list!

*puts coal in stocking*

Take a good look at it Ike, because that's how you're gonna end up!

*kicks Ike*

I see a kids out of bed I'm putting coal down. You run back to bed cur. YOU TELL THE OTHERS SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN. YOU TELL THEM I'M COMING TO TOWN AND CHRISTMAS COMES WITH ME.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 28, 2019 08:41 PM (LxTcq)

128 I remember when George Bush went to Iraq. He did a great job of raising morale, and the media focused on "Is that a real turkey?" Stupid. They should have stayed to see it carved.

I hate the press, but am grateful for my brothers and sisters here.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:09 PM (u82oZ)

Geeze. You'd think, that if they were able to fly a frickin' President to Iraq or Afstan, that they could also fly a couple hunnert frozen turkeys, eh?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 08:42 PM (/sgva)

129 Glad Krugman isn't my broker.

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 08:42 PM (Cssks)

130

I'm very thankful that my relatives have all gone home. I'm beat.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 28, 2019 08:43 PM (UJrFw)

131 I am thankful. Being born in the USA is hitting the lotto. I have had dreadful things happen in my life, but at least I always had food, water and shelter.

Posted by: cfo mom at November 28, 2019 08:43 PM (RfzVr)

132 Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

The Noble Peace Prize is the Norwegian Legislature's fault, not the Swedish Academy of Science.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:43 PM (u82oZ)

133 Paul Krugman has a Nobel in Economics. The Paul Krugman who has been wrong about nearly every damn thing.
Posted by: Puddleglum

The "work" for which Krugman-with-crumbs-in-his-beard got a Nobel also turned out to a wrong as wrong gets.

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Miklos, UnEnNobeled economist at November 28, 2019 08:43 PM (QzkSJ)

134 Bloomberg & Steyer are definitely not up on what's hot. But them spending their own $$ to attempt to overcome the D machine is OK with me. Looking forward to the D clusterfuck in MN.

Posted by: Pickled & Happy at November 28, 2019 08:43 PM (Tc6m0)

135 124 Paul Krugman has a Nobel in Economics. The Paul Krugman who has been wrong about nearly every damn thing.
Posted by: Puddleglum at November 28, 2019 08:37 PM (gHwtb)


His hyperpartisanship is destroying his professional credibility but he doesn't care. I find that odd.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 08:44 PM (Uu+Jp)

136 Glad Krugman isn't my broker.
Posted by: mnw

He was an advisor to Enron, you know.

Posted by: "Can't lose" Miklos at November 28, 2019 08:44 PM (QzkSJ)

137 The Nobel has been awarded 597 times since created in 1901. The USA has won 336 of them.

America. Fuck yeah!
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 28, 2019 08:21 PM (2DOZq)

Make that 335, Obama's got credited to Kenya.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 08:45 PM (/sgva)

138 101 Her, not sure.

You do all keep me sane, often laughing and sometimes sad but I'm grateful all the same.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 08:45 PM (ZCEU2)

139 I am thankful for a warm, dry n' snug home, the incredible Thanksgiving dinner, now well downstream from the taste buds, and family in from out of town.

But I'm especially thankful for all o' y'all here in the Horde. From Morning Report to O.N.T.s late into the wee hours, Ace is the Place!

Oh, and *pours bourbon*. A special toast to Ben Had.

I am most thankful indeed, for the Texas Mo Meet. Long may it reign!

*CHEERS!*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 28, 2019 08:45 PM (QzJWU)

140 Spent my only day off of the week doing stuff around here. Got to see some family up north last week.

I opened my first beer at 11:30am and I still have 7 left. Talking about slowing down as I get older.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 08:34 PM (v4Ja5)
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Yeah, shoot, in the olden days you'd have probably been through that case by now.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 28, 2019 08:46 PM (WEBkv)

141 If you have a rack of lamb,

Then ewe did not have lack of ram.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 08:39 PM

Muldoon-worthy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 28, 2019 08:46 PM (yfdVi)

142 You know, the thing about the HQ being a place to laugh, that is a big thing.

There is nowhere to laugh anymore. Everything everywhere has been co-opted by the left with their sjws, npcs, soibois and beta cucks. It is not that there is no joy in Mudville it is that there is no joy anywhere.

The HQ is one of the few if not only place where you get great political insights and discussion and laughter.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 08:46 PM (HALdu)

143 Watched White Queen, white princess now Spanish princess. Not bad. Nothing wokey. Watch in a row.

Posted by: dagny at November 28, 2019 08:39 PM (Wljok)


The first one the White Queen wasn't bad except that Jeremy Irons kid had a bad habit of walking around bare assed too much. It was rather sympathetic to Richard III. The second was okay. I haven't seen the Spanish princess one yet

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 28, 2019 08:48 PM (UJrFw)

144 I just rediscovered that the Simpsons used to be funny once. Season 6's "Lemon of Troy" episode. OMGLOL.

"I've got a camper we can use - FLANDERS'S!"
"Ah well, I er -"
"Come on, men! No time to wipe your feet!"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:48 PM (ykYG2)

145 Has YD been here lately? (Yuddhi's Dice)

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 08:48 PM (Px4PF)

146 Make that 335, Obama's got credited to Kenya.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

That was for the lower taxes.

Posted by: Miklos speaking Jambo, Rafiki! at November 28, 2019 08:48 PM (QzkSJ)

147 "Yeah, it's nice we can vote, but we have a major political party who gives no shits about our votes nor our rights.

True. But the Democrats are worse.

[relurking]

Posted by: WingNut at November 28, 2019 08:49 PM (D9i1h)

148 to be fair, Krugman didn't so much advise Enron as just rake in a hefty bribe.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:49 PM (ykYG2)

149 Oh, and *pours bourbon*. A special toast to Ben Had.

I am most thankful indeed, for the Texas Mo Meet. Long may it reign!

*CHEERS!*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at November 28, 2019 08:45 PM (QzJWU)
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Oh hell yes!

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 08:49 PM (MVjcR)

150 not so

I've noticed that the Left can not handle humor, while my peeps and I have a lot of fun.

We can make the most mundane chores with our Constitution Bee sweat equity effort filled with laughter.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:49 PM (u82oZ)

151 Not so made me realize how thankful I am I live in an area mostly devoid of scoldish types. Laughter abounds.

Posted by: Pickled & Happy at November 28, 2019 08:49 PM (Tc6m0)

152 143 If you have a rack of lamb,

Then ewe did not have lack of ram.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 08:39 PM

I applaud you, sir.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 28, 2019 08:50 PM (d6Ksn)

153 I wonder how may 'American' Nobel Prize winners have been foreign-born. A right fair number is my guess.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 08:50 PM (6ro7i)

154 The HQ is one of the few if not only place where you get great political insights and discussion and laughter.
Posted by: not so

A silly place for serious people.

Posted by: Miklos, booze supply still adequate for now at November 28, 2019 08:50 PM (QzkSJ)

155 Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Yes, we pouched a lot of medals due to coopting the smart from overseas with lots of funding and neato-keano labs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:51 PM (u82oZ)

156 Trumps rallies are a genius way to get the exposure. Fox runs the whole thing, along with CSPAN. Can't buy that. 90 min rally is bigger than a 15/30 sec ad and much cheaper.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 08:52 PM (KSBDE)

157 not so

I've noticed that the Left can not handle humor, while my peeps and I have a lot of fun.

We can make the most mundane chores with our Constitution Bee sweat equity effort filled with laughter.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:49 PM (u82oZ)




Definitely agree that it is what you make of it and there is plenty to be happy about and much laughter to be had.

My point is that it is not as abundant as it was. You cannot turn on the television and find humor the way you could before.

You are not going to be happy if you do not want to be happy but it would be nice if there was more fun everywhere.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 08:52 PM (HALdu)

158 wonder how may 'American' Nobel Prize winners have been foreign-born. A right fair number is my guess.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 08:50 PM (6ro7i)

A pretty good percentage but that confirms to me that it's the the founding principles that allow people to be their best.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 28, 2019 08:52 PM (2DOZq)

159 14-14 Ole Miss/Miss St.

I have no dog in this game. I just like rivalry games. The big game is tomorrow!

GO HOKIES!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 28, 2019 08:52 PM (gHwtb)

160 A silly place for serious people.
Posted by: Miklos, booze supply still adequate for now at November 28, 2019 08:50 PM (QzkSJ)




Indeed

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 08:53 PM (HALdu)

161 I keep my Nobel in my brother's hut.

Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky at November 28, 2019 08:53 PM (EgshT)

162 I wonder how may 'American' Nobel Prize winners have been foreign-born. A right fair number is my guess.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Hungarians are the most successful Nobelers, considering the size of the country. Most were awarded after they...um...moved to America.

Posted by: Miklos, at the bottom of every list at November 28, 2019 08:53 PM (QzkSJ)

163 I heard this 'guy' got a Nobel just for illegally entering the White House in 2009?

Posted by: Eromero at November 28, 2019 08:53 PM (UUkQp)

164 My Obamaphone made a huge impression on the selection committee.

Posted by: Baracky O'Cracky at November 28, 2019 08:54 PM (EgshT)

165 The courage of WW II pilots was astounding

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 08:54 PM (Uu+Jp)

166 Obama's Nobel was a participation trophy.

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 08:55 PM (D59ia)

167 The HQ is one of the few if not only place where you get great political insights and discussion and laughter.

Posted by: not so



A silly place for serious people.

Posted by: Miklos, booze supply still adequate for now at November 28, 2019 08:50 PM (QzkSJ)


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All that plus surprise anal. What a deal!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 08:56 PM (cfSRQ)

168 94 Oh, and I give thanks for the Horde. You guys have truly kept me sane through some hard times and I appreciate it.
Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:23 PM (1FhAQ)

I don't recall you ever complaining about your lot in life. If you did it was rare enough that it flew under my radar. I've had some temporary setbacks that I've pretty much kept to myself because on the whole I've had a very fortunate life by any reasonable standard. Sometimes I just need the Horde to make me laugh to make whatever's bugging me go away.
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 28, 2019 08:34 PM (y7DUB)

I try not to complain TOO much. I feel guilty about complaining. But the last 8 years have been jam packed. In rough chronological order:

2011: Mom and mother-in-law die. Wife laid off.

2012: Youngest stepson violates probation (weed) and does a month in the county minimum.

2013: Sell house, live in an RV for awhile, buy new house. Wife becomes a truck driver (really), oldest stepson leaves house because he's too bipolar to deal with.

2014: A relatively quiet year, save for the fact that I now have a 2-hour commute.

2015: Dad commits suicide.

2016: Gall bladder is found to be necrotic and is removed.

2017: Struggling along.

2018: Wife leaves me. Youngest sister dies.

2019: Oldest sister and stepson move in with me because they need someplace to live. Wife is living separately. Car catches on fire and is destroyed, I suffer smoke inhalation. Employer undergoes complete reorg.

But through it all, the Horde kept my spirits up. One of these days, as God is my witness, I'm gonna meet you guys and thank some of you in person.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:56 PM (1FhAQ)

169 The Nobel has been awarded 597 times since created in 1901. The USA has won 336 of them.

America. Fuck yeah!
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 28, 2019 08:21 PM (2DOZq)

Make that 335, Obama's got credited to Kenya.


The hard science prizes, awarded in Stockholm, mean something.

The Peace Prize, awarded in Oslo, is a big fucking international joke.

Whadda ya want. Norwegians.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 08:57 PM (XVuno)

170 150
to be fair, Krugman didn't so much advise Enron as just rake in a hefty bribe.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:49 PM (ykYG2)

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It was a deeply principled bribe, though.

And not at all greedy of him to take it.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 08:57 PM (cfSRQ)

171 One of a kind when we most needed it.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 28, 2019 08:41 PM (ZLI7S)


At this time in 2015 there were a gazillion GOP candidates and every damn one of 'em had at least one "yeah but" attached, including DJT. If Whoreyweird wasn't such a propaganda mill and dogshit recycling center, there's a compelling documentary of how the Orange Scalpweasel ran the table (and for once the primary system worked) and gradually removed enough of the "yeah buts" to emerge victorious.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 28, 2019 08:57 PM (y7DUB)

172

The Conservative case for why the huge American lead in Nobel Prizes isn't that great.

( that's what it sounds like to me)

Have a great rest of Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 28, 2019 08:57 PM (2DOZq)

173 Obama's Nobel was a participation trophy.

It was also a middle finger to anyone who had actually accomplished anything more difficult than tying their shoes.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 28, 2019 08:58 PM (xkSJa)

174 150 to be fair, Krugman didn't so much advise Enron as just rake in a hefty bribe.

Use of the phrase, "earnings management" should be grounds for arrest.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 08:58 PM (XVuno)

175 Happy Thanksgiving All!

A slow, painful death to the enemies of freedom and democracy and the rule of law.

To the Libtards, Progs., socialists, communists and their sympathizers: may you all be butt fucked with a pineapple sideways then deported to Venezuela or North Korea.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at November 28, 2019 08:58 PM (QMwOT)

176 Northernlurker

WW I pilots want a word with you.

But in a larger sense, any rifleman, bomber crew, pilot or submarine crew (esp. if German) in WWII needed a lot of courage to sustain themselves. The statistics were ... daunting.

A good book on that is The Sharp End: The Fighting Man in World War II by John Ellis

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 08:58 PM (u82oZ)

177 All that plus surprise anal. What a deal!
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 08:56 PM (cfSRQ)



Not even a cover charge for the surprise anal bystanders!

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 08:58 PM (HALdu)

178 Well, my bid on a wrecked 2011 Suburban at the government auction was less than half the winning bid. Suits me fine. Would have sucked to miss out for 50 bucks or so, but when it sells for more than double what it worth to me, it means I was never meant to have it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 08:59 PM (/sgva)

179 man, i'm sorry joncelli. worst thing that happened to me lately was that pain in my butt last year

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:59 PM (ykYG2)

180 Not even a cover charge for the surprise anal bystanders!

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 08:58 PM (HALdu)

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If Ace ever does a 70s-style variety show (wouldn't that be AMAZING), we should have the Surprise Anal Dancers.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 09:00 PM (cfSRQ)

181 Also to be fair to Krugman, he is very short.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 09:00 PM (ykYG2)

182 181 man, i'm sorry joncelli. worst thing that happened to me lately was that pain in my butt last year
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:59 PM (ykYG2)

I'll tell you what, I really felt sorry for you about that pain in the butt.*


*Make a rhyme any old time.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:00 PM (1FhAQ)

183 >>joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:56 PM (1FhAQ)

Other than that, Mrs Lincoln, how did you like the play?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 28, 2019 09:00 PM (ZLI7S)

184 If you have a rack of lamb,



Then ewe did not have lack of ram.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 08:39 PM

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i hope you are sheepish about that poast.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 09:01 PM (NbXNA)

185 Would have sucked to miss out for 50 bucks or so, but when it sells for more than double what it worth to me, it means I was never meant to have it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 08:59 PM (/sgva)


"If you love something set it free. If it comes back, shiv the owner and take the pink slip."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:01 PM (XVuno)

186 Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

Ohhh. With codpieces and merkins for the trolls?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 09:01 PM (u82oZ)

187 Looks like perhaps 70 of the U.S Nobel Prize winners were immigrants. Curiously, I don't believe that any jumped the border.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 09:01 PM (6ro7i)

188 181
man, i'm sorry joncelli. worst thing that happened to me lately was that pain in my butt last year

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 08:59 PM (ykYG2)

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Speaking of surprise anal...

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 09:01 PM (cfSRQ)

189 Whadda ya want. Norwegians.
Posted by: Cicero

And seminal work on life cycles of the Norwegian Blue completely ignored.

It's enough to quit science and go into nutritional supplements or something.

Posted by: MiklosSuperBalanceOfTexasNatureFoods at November 28, 2019 09:02 PM (QzkSJ)

190 Quote: a test pilot said the Spitfire was a lady in the air but a bitch on the ground.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 09:02 PM (Uu+Jp)

191 185 >>joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:56 PM (1FhAQ)

Other than that, Mrs Lincoln, how did you like the play?
Posted by: JackStraw at November 28, 2019 09:00 PM (ZLI7S)

My Dad's comeback to that one was "It sucked!"

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:02 PM (1FhAQ)

192 I am thankful for our country and President Trump. I know he makes the most of the opportunity to lead this country every single day, and for that I pray God blesses him and his family.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at November 28, 2019 09:02 PM (Vf4Y7)

193 It's enough to quit science and go into nutritional supplements or something.
Posted by: MiklosSuperBalanceOfTexasNatureFoods at November 28, 2019 09:02 PM (QzkSJ)



I hear there's a lot of scratch in those penis enlargement pills.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:03 PM (XVuno)

194 Ohhh. With codpieces and merkins for the trolls?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 09:01 PM (u82oZ)

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I'm thinking the costumes would be based on the, er, *revised* dance sequence in "S.O.B." - the one where Julie Andrews shows off her rack.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 09:03 PM (cfSRQ)

195 I am thankful for our country and President Trump. I know he makes the most of the opportunity to lead this country every single day, and for that I pray God blesses him and his family.
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at November 28, 2019 09:02 PM (Vf4Y7)




Just to be clear, you and others refer to your husband as Leggy?

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 09:03 PM (HALdu)

196 Ohhh. With codpieces and merkins for the trolls?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 09:01 PM (u82oZ)



no, hardwood for them too.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 09:04 PM (HALdu)

197 With codpieces and merkins for the trolls?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 09:01 PM (u82oZ)

Don't forget the ass-less chaps!

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 09:04 PM (D59ia)

198 RE: AOC; the Sham Shoshone; Steyer & Bloomberg:

What if your name rec was 90%... but 75% of the 90% was negative?

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 09:04 PM (Cssks)

199 Northernlurker

Even Douglas Bader, one of the UK's best, crashed his Spitfire on takeoff. Forget to get it out of course pitch.

He got better. Until he was shot down by a RAF pilot in a dogfight over France.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 09:04 PM (u82oZ)

200 But through it all, the Horde kept my spirits up. One of these days, as God is my witness, I'm gonna meet you guys and thank some of you in person.
Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:56 PM (1FhAQ)


That's a long haul of tedious misery. Kudos for enduring it stoically and may better days be ahead.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 28, 2019 09:04 PM (y7DUB)

201 Quote: a test pilot said the Spitfire was a lady in the air but a bitch on the ground.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 09:02 PM (Uu+Jp)

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I asked one of the Tuskegee Airmen what flying the Mustang was like. He mentioned they trained on P-40s, few P-47s as well as P-51s.

He just gave me a look, clearly relishing the memory. "It was like a sportscar- a really, fine sportscar."

I can only imagine.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 09:05 PM (cfSRQ)

202 >>My Dad's comeback to that one was "It sucked!"

Sorry you've had such an unbelievably bad time but honestly I didn't see any complaining from you. And you would have been in your rights to do some righteous complaining.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 28, 2019 09:06 PM (ZLI7S)

203 202 But through it all, the Horde kept my spirits up. One of these days, as God is my witness, I'm gonna meet you guys and thank some of you in person.
Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:56 PM (1FhAQ)

That's a long haul of tedious misery. Kudos for enduring it stoically and may better days be ahead.
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 28, 2019 09:04 PM (y7DUB)

Yes, and now I feel embarrassed for sharing it. But it's nice to get it out of my system.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:06 PM (1FhAQ)

204 I actually watched the last part of Godfather II at my cousin's. The acting was really good. I'd seen it once long ago and didn't 'get' that the thug life had turned Michael into a psycho.

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:06 PM (Px4PF)

205 RE: AOC; the Sham Shoshone; Steyer & Bloomberg:

What if your name rec was 90%... but 75% of the 90% was negative?
Posted by: mnw


Wasn't it politicians that came up with "there is no such thing as bad press"?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 09:07 PM (dEvh1)

206 RE: AOC; the Sham Shoshone; Steyer & Bloomberg:

What if your name rec was 90%... but 75% of the 90% was negative?
Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 09:04 PM (Cssks)

Heh! Sham Shoshone. I like that, alliterative insulting moniker for Fauxcahontas. Good word game material.

How about: "Bogus Blackfoot"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 09:07 PM (/sgva)

207 Barak the Last got his trophy I think for the greatest things he said he would do.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 09:07 PM (ZCEU2)

208 I actually watched the last part of Godfather II at my cousin's.


Cousin Vinny's?

Posted by: Miklos, capisce? at November 28, 2019 09:08 PM (QzkSJ)

209 Wasn't it politicians that came up with "there is no such thing as bad press"?
Posted by: rickb223

P.T. Barnum, who avoided politics.

Posted by: Miklos, and the elephants are gone now at November 28, 2019 09:09 PM (QzkSJ)

210 I remember hearing a Mustang flying overhead. There was something unique about that sound.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 09:09 PM (Uu+Jp)

211 I actually watched the last part of Godfather II at my cousin's. The acting was really good. I'd seen it once long ago and didn't 'get' that the thug life had turned Michael into a psycho.
Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:06 PM (Px4PF)


Psycho?

Sometimes you have to murder your brother, your brother in law, Abe Vigoda and your driver to put things on the right track again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:10 PM (XVuno)

212 I remember hearing a Mustang flying overhead. There was something unique about that sound.
Posted by: Northernlurker

I own a P-38 myself.

Posted by: Miklos, it is very low maintenance at November 28, 2019 09:11 PM (QzkSJ)

213 I own a P-38 myself.
Posted by: Miklos
-----------

Me too. I keep it on my dogtag chain.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 09:12 PM (6ro7i)

214 Sometimes you have to murder your brother, your
brother in law, Abe Vigoda and your driver to put things on the right
track again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:10 PM (XVuno)

---
I know people hate part III, but there are some nice scenes. I like it when Michael confesses his sins to the cardinal and the guy looks at him in horror.

No feel-good Christianity there!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 09:12 PM (cfSRQ)

215 {{kallisto}} !

yeah, Godfather and Godfather II will live forever in American cinema. I don't know why they did a third one.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 09:12 PM (ykYG2)

216 Hey everyone, again. Happy thanksgiving!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 28, 2019 09:12 PM (L2ZTs)

217 Every day I give thanks for family and friends
Definitely for the Horde, that wonder never ends!
Keep giving thanks for all you have and all the good you see
Have a fine day! This is the truth...at least initially!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Nonservapunk at November 28, 2019 09:12 PM (fTXru)

218 I own a P-38 myself.
Posted by: Miklos, it is very low maintenance at November 28, 2019 09:11 PM (QzkSJ)

The "skreek, skreek, skreek", as it opens a tuna can brings the cats a-runnin'.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 09:13 PM (/sgva)

219 I remember hearing a Mustang flying overhead. There was something unique about that sound.
Posted by: Northernlurker

I own a P-38 myself.
Posted by: Miklos


I have a half dozen P-51s.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 09:13 PM (dEvh1)

220 215
I own a P-38 myself.

Posted by: Miklos

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Me too. I keep it on my dogtag chain.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 09:12 PM (6ro7i)

---
It's harder than you think to open MREs with one of those.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 09:13 PM (cfSRQ)

221 Yams with brown sugar. Mmmmmm..........

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 28, 2019 09:13 PM (L2ZTs)

222 Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:56 PM (1FhAQ)

Damn, you need a bro hug.

Posted by: Joe Biden, ask me about my grandkids at November 28, 2019 09:13 PM (+mbOC)

223 208 AOP

Bogus Blackfoot is good.

Ace came up with Sham Shoshone, btw.

Counterfeit Kickapoo? Ersatz Eskimo? Ponzi Pawnee?

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 09:13 PM (Cssks)

224 yeah, Godfather and Godfather II will live forever in American cinema. I don't know why they did a third one.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 09:12 PM (ykYG2)



For the same reason 2001: A Space Odyssey was followed by 2010: A Space Travesty.

Money.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:13 PM (XVuno)

225 Yes, and now I feel embarrassed for sharing it. But it's nice to get it out of my system.

Posted by: joncelli
________

Not once in your chronology did I see you blame anyone. I'm impressed (but not surprised) by that.

Posted by: FireHorse at November 28, 2019 09:14 PM (w7Ofb)

226 I have a half dozen P-51s.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 09:13 PM (dEvh1)


My Stuka has a siren.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:14 PM (XVuno)

227 Psycho?



Sometimes you have to murder your brother, your brother in law, Abe
Vigoda and your driver to put things on the right track again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:10 PM (XVuno)


It was nothing personal. Just business

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 28, 2019 09:15 PM (UJrFw)

228 I remember hearing a Mustang flying overhead. There was something unique about that sound.
Posted by: Northernlurker

I own a P-38 myself.
Posted by: Miklos, it is very low maintenance at November 28, 2019 09:11 PM


****

Had a P-40 fly over the house a few weeks ago. Gawd. Fantastic!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 28, 2019 09:15 PM (axyOa)

229
Speaking of P-51 Mustangs...

Are you sleepy but can't sleep?
This very old video on the Rolls-Royce "Merlin" engine will have
you in the Land Of Nod in less than five minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fo7SmNuUU4


Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 09:15 PM (K0s33)

230 210. No , Cousin Giuseppe! I also noticed Talia Shire has a waist as tiny as the 1950s models that OM posts on the Chess Thread.

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:16 PM (Px4PF)

231 "I know people hate part III, but there are some nice scenes. I like it
when Michael confesses his sins to the cardinal and the guy looks at him
in horror."

Orange juice and a candy bar for Communion.

Posted by: davidt at November 28, 2019 09:16 PM (l3+k2)

232 It's harder than you think to open MREs with one of those.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

Especially the tiny bottle of Tabasco. Until you realize...duh.

Posted by: Miklos, on a slow, steady learning curve at November 28, 2019 09:16 PM (QzkSJ)

233 I hear there's a lot of scratch in those penis enlargement pills.

Hard to make a living.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 28, 2019 09:16 PM (xkSJa)

234 For the same reason 2001: A Space Odyssey was followed by 2010: A Space Travesty.



Money.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:13 PM (XVuno)


Spaceballs II: The Search For More Money

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 28, 2019 09:16 PM (UJrFw)

235 It's harder than you think to open MREs with one of those.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd
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'MRE'? I keep forgetting that there are kids in the audience.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 09:16 PM (6ro7i)

236 yeah, Godfather and Godfather II will live forever in American cinema. I don't know why they did a third one.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 201909:12 PM (ykYG2)

---
Presumably to complete the story of Michael's life.

Other than the weird cousin-love thing, I think it's appropriate that it's kind of a downer compared to the other two because the Italian crime families had passed their zenith. The glory and romance days were gone.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 09:16 PM (cfSRQ)

237 I wish PDJT would tweet more, not less. He drives the "i wish he would tweet less" crowd batshit crazy.
This pleases me.

Posted by: KAG 2020! at November 28, 2019 09:16 PM (vqIkG)

238 My Stuka has a siren.
Posted by: Cicero

*rejected OSS code phrases*

Posted by: Miklos has a long moustache at November 28, 2019 09:17 PM (QzkSJ)

239 Joncelli. Should we meet, I'm buying the drinks.

Won't *fix* a damn thing, but it'd be an honor to buy you spirits n' help lift yer spirits.


*Cheers!*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 28, 2019 09:19 PM (QzJWU)

240 My Stuka has a siren.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:14 PM

My hovercraft is full of eels.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 28, 2019 09:20 PM (yfdVi)

241 ALH

I read Puzo's autobio. He didn't all it that. Fascinating!

He was a failure in almost all respects, by his own admission, until he wrote GF. Then at age 55 or so, he became rich & famous, but his theretofore lack of success made him skeptical.

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 09:20 PM (Cssks)

242 242 My Stuka has a siren.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:14 PM

My hovercraft is full of eels.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 28, 2019 09:20 PM (yfdVi)

John has a long mustache.

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 09:20 PM (D59ia)

243 'MRE'? I keep forgetting that there are kids in the audience.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 09:16 PM (6ro7i)

---
"Kids" with grandkids in many cases.

Let me guess: you trained in the Springfield 1860.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 28, 2019 09:21 PM (cfSRQ)

244 217. I paid a lot of attention to how Coppola framed the shots and scenes, the set design, all of it. It is a visual masterpiece.

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:21 PM (Px4PF)

245 My Stuka has a siren.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:14 PM



My hovercraft is full of eels.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 28, 2019 09:20 PM (yfdVi)


My bologna has a first name....wait...that's too personal

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 28, 2019 09:22 PM (UJrFw)

246 Puzo said GF wasn't about the mafia. He said it was about a king with three sons.

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 09:22 PM (Cssks)

247 Evening Horde. Back from an afternoon and evening at the Acute palliative Care unit with F-I-L. M-I-L along with one S-I-L and her hubby were there with me and Mrs IMG. Son made it in, too.

F-I-L was deeply sleeping. Not in a coma, but won't wake up. His breathing is irregular, too. M-I-L is holding up well as is Mrs IMG.

Planning meeting with funeral director tomorrow morning. Thanksgiving dinner in the afternoon.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 09:22 PM (di1hb)

248 I think every time I hear a erst while Republican say they wish President Trump would Tweet less I think why? It's drives the Leftists batty

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 09:22 PM (ZCEU2)

249 He was a failure in almost all respects, by his own admission, until he wrote GF. Then at age 55 or so, he became rich & famous, but his theretofore lack of success made him skeptical.

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 09:20 PM (Cssks)

Isn't that something! Lots of famous people went through hard times before their big breakthroughs.

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 09:23 PM (D59ia)

250 Let me guess: you trained in the Springfield 1860.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd
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Let's just say that I still miss weapons that had stacking swivels.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 09:24 PM (6ro7i)

251 217. I paid a lot of attention to how Coppola framed the shots and scenes, the set design, all of it. It is a visual masterpiece.
Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:21 PM (Px4PF)



So you probably completely missed what was in the bottom of my box of popcorn.

Posted by: Prince Charles at November 28, 2019 09:24 PM (XVuno)

252 Yes, and now I feel embarrassed for sharing it. But it's nice to get it out of my system.
Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:06 PM (1FhAQ)

Thank you for sharing. I'm not a prophet, but I suspect that God may have some great things (from a Divine perspective) in your future. Satan does not waste his efforts carrying out those kinds of sustained attacks on his victims unless he fears something that is in their future.

Posted by: CyberCipher & Collie at November 28, 2019 09:25 PM (Xawuy)

253 238. I want to see GF3, just to see what happens to Michael. Does he retire to a cloister monastery to repent the rest of his days?

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:25 PM (Px4PF)

254
The screen tests for The Godfather are interesting -- I'm sure you can find them on youtube.


Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 09:25 PM (K0s33)

255 Yes, and now I feel embarrassed for sharing it. But it's nice to get it out of my system.

Posted by: joncelli
________

Not once in your chronology did I see you blame anyone. I'm impressed (but not surprised) by that.
Posted by: FireHorse at November 28, 2019 09:14 PM (w7Ofb)


I was trying to think of the right response. That's it.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 28, 2019 09:25 PM (y7DUB)

256 Coppola's use of shadow and darkness in GF I and II is impressive.

Posted by: davidt at November 28, 2019 09:26 PM (l3+k2)

257 Satan does not waste his efforts carrying out those kinds of sustained attacks on his victims unless he fears something that is in their future.
Posted by: CyberCipher & Collie at November 28, 2019 09:25 PM (Xawuy)


Nah. Sometimes I just fuck with people.

Posted by: Satan at November 28, 2019 09:26 PM (XVuno)

258 241 Joncelli. Should we meet, I'm buying the drinks.

Won't *fix* a damn thing, but it'd be an honor to buy you spirits n' help lift yer spirits.


*Cheers!*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at November 28, 2019 09:19 PM (QzJWU)

And I'll buy ya one back Jim. [Raises vodka rocks in salute]

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:26 PM (1FhAQ)

259 Iron Mike, saying a prayer for you and your family.

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 09:26 PM (D59ia)

260
Here's a good screen test:

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

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 09:27 PM (K0s33)

261 I will keep saying this until I can no longer summon the effort.

We live in the most exceptional county on the planet, governed by a political system unique in history, populated by an extraordinary people.

We are here by virtue of fealty to that political system, it has allowed us to reach these heights in spite of situations in our history that have destroyed lesser nations.
We will prevail through this current struggle, just as we have prevailed in prior times.

So give thanks that you live here.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 28, 2019 09:27 PM (KATBx)

262 MRE'? I keep forgetting that there are kids in the audience.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


I just ate a 13 yr old chocolate covered cookie from 2006 that had been kept in the freezer. It tasted as good as the day it was made. Wornick Company.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 09:27 PM (dEvh1)

263 I have 11 WW II airplanes, F3F, P51, P38,P40, Corsair, and 2 P47's, ond oh yeah a BF109, FW190, Stuka, and a Zero. They're sitting on my tv cabinet.

Posted by: Eromero at November 28, 2019 09:27 PM (UUkQp)

264 ALH

Puzo wrote some serious novels, which were critically well received, but they didn't make him a dime.

GF was his calculated, last best shot at writing something with commercial appeal.

He was aa Army Reserve company clerk, & he nearly got indicted for a penny ante scheme to sell draft deferments. He was a railroad shipping clerk.

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 09:28 PM (Cssks)

265 Coppola's use of shadow and darkness in GF I and II is impressive.
Posted by: davidt at November 28, 2019 09:26 PM (l3+k2)



Pffft.

Posted by: Raphael at November 28, 2019 09:28 PM (XVuno)

266 Planning meeting with funeral director tomorrow morning. Thanksgiving dinner in the afternoon.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf
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It's good that so many family members were there together. Damned difficult thing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 09:28 PM (6ro7i)

267 254 Yes, and now I feel embarrassed for sharing it. But it's nice to get it out of my system.
Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:06 PM (1FhAQ)

Thank you for sharing. I'm not a prophet, but I suspect that God may have some great things (from a Divine perspective) in your future. Satan does not waste his efforts carrying out those kinds of sustained attacks on his victims unless he fears something that is in their future.
Posted by: CyberCipher & Collie at November 28, 2019 09:25 PM (Xawuy)

Thank you. I alternate back and forth between Calvinism and going into a Russian Orthodox monastery in Alaska (yes, there is one). But the pay sucks for the latter and predestination is a drag.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:29 PM (1FhAQ)

268 Amen, Irongrampa!

Posted by: Emmie at November 28, 2019 09:29 PM (42aLM)

269 248, yes - I'm getting that now. Before it was the story and action that grabbed me but now I see it is a character study and an epic family tragedy.

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:29 PM (Px4PF)

270 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 09:22 PM

Prayers up, brother.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 28, 2019 09:30 PM (yfdVi)

271 270 Amen, Irongrampa!
Posted by: Emmie at November 28, 2019 09:29 PM (42aLM)

Irongrampa is our rock. I love it when he gives us our reminders.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:31 PM (1FhAQ)

272 Prayers up for your FIL and Family, IMG. It's going to be rough, we're here for you.








Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 09:31 PM (KSBDE)

273 I just ate a 13 yr old chocolate covered cookie from 2006 that had been kept in the freezer. It tasted as good as the day it was made. Wornick Company.
Posted by: rickb223
--------

Hmm. Try these.

*shoves can of minced clams with 2005 'Use By' date into the USB port*

Hmm. Try these.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 09:31 PM (6ro7i)

274 Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:29 PM

*Orthodox fistbump*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 28, 2019 09:32 PM (yfdVi)

275 It's gettin dusty in here. You guys enjoy your Thanksgiving and I'm going to watch the game.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:32 PM (1FhAQ)

276 Irongrampa

Hand Salute.

Ready, Two

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 09:32 PM (u82oZ)

277
You haven't lost power in 13 years?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 09:33 PM (K0s33)

278 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 09:22 PM (di1hb)

Prayers for your family.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at November 28, 2019 09:33 PM (d6Ksn)

279 Apparently a lot of the pilots who transferred Spitfires from factory to airfield were women.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 09:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

280 I'm looking forward to Godfather 4: three and a half hours of old men playing bocce and drinking limoncello in a retirement home.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 28, 2019 09:33 PM (H5knJ)

281 I just ate a 13 yr old chocolate covered cookie from 2006 that had been kept in the freezer. It tasted as good as the day it was made. Wornick Company.
Posted by: rickb223

What kind of preservatives were in that cookie?

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 09:33 PM (D59ia)

282 269 - you know St. Herman of Alaska? You don't need to go to Alaska! There is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to him on rte. 352 near Gradyville.

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:34 PM (Px4PF)

283 This is why The Bible tells you to count your blessings. It's actually against our nature to be happy, but we have that obligation to our fellow man. We have to keep reminding ourselves that, hey, I have it pretty good!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at November 28, 2019 09:34 PM (H3MF8)

284 You haven't lost power in 13 years?
Posted by: Soothsayer
-------

Well, we don't know the full story yet. The gastrointestinal tract has yet to issue a report, as it were.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 09:35 PM (6ro7i)

285 I'm looking forward to Godfather 4: three and a half hours of old men playing bocce and drinking limoncello in a retirement home.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 28, 2019 09:33 PM (H5knJ)


"Grumpy Old Men With Machine Guns"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 28, 2019 09:35 PM (L2ZTs)

286 269 - you know St. Herman of Alaska?


He was the one who cured The Hermits and then got them a record contract, right?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:35 PM (XVuno)

287 I'm looking forward to Godfather 4: three and a half hours of old men playing bocce and drinking limoncello in a retirement home.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 28, 2019 09:33 PM (H5knJ)

"Grumpy Old Men With Machine Guns"
Posted by: qdpsteve at November 28, 2019 09:35 PM (L2ZTs)



"Leave the gun. Take the pre-lubed catheter."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 09:36 PM (XVuno)

288 F-I-L was deeply sleeping. Not in a coma, but won't wake up. His breathing is irregular, too. M-I-L is holding up well as is Mrs IMG.

Planning meeting with funeral director tomorrow morning. Thanksgiving dinner in the afternoon.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 09:22 PM (di1hb)

Sounds ominous, IMG. My condolences to you.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 09:36 PM (/sgva)

289 ..Thank you. I alternate back and forth between Calvinism and going into a Russian Orthodox monastery in Alaska (yes, there is one). But the pay sucks for the latter and predestination is a drag.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:29 PM (1FhAQ)




Have you considered Calvin & Hobbsism?

Religion w/ Calvinball Rules > Scienfraudology.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at November 28, 2019 09:37 PM (QzJWU)

290 I paid a lot of attention to how Coppola framed the shots and scenes, the set design, all of it. It is a visual masterpiece.

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:21 PM (Px4PF)


Gianni Russo who played Carlo Rizzi recently released a book called Hollywood Godfather about his life. He tells a lot of stories about making the movie. He and James Caan hated he each other and the scene where Caan beats him up on the street he said Caan took a couple of real shots at him. Russo also says that he's killed 3 people in real life. All in self defense he says.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 28, 2019 09:37 PM (UJrFw)

291 I am thankful for every American serving, both at home and overseas. I pray that they and their families are at peace and filled with joy.

Other than my first TD as a married man, my fondest memories of childhood dinner are of getting to eat at the Army messhall of my father's unit.

I was embarrassed for our ignorant media when they attacked the centerpiece turkey display as being "plastic".

Posted by: Kazi at November 28, 2019 09:37 PM (0x00j)

292
We don't have many traditions here at AoS, but two of them are the Cat Pilgrim and Injun Dog pic on Thanksgiving, the Yule Log video on Christmas, and The Waitresses' Christmas song video on Christmas.

Traditions are important.


Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 09:37 PM (K0s33)

293 We need "Godfather IV" like we need "Genesis: The Sequel," imo.

Posted by: mnw at November 28, 2019 09:38 PM (Cssks)

294 We have to keep reminding ourselves that, hey, I have it pretty good!
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler
------

Every night when I lie down in bed, I look at the ceiling and wonder how it is that I am safe, warm, dry, well-fed, housed, etc., etc.

It is always tempting to congratulate myself, but I know better.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 09:38 PM (6ro7i)

295 I thought the takeaway from Godfather III was the next level criminal wealth was in foundations/Global Foundations via governments and global institutions.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 09:38 PM (sdctx)

296 282
I'm looking forward to Godfather 4: three and a half hours of old men
playing bocce and drinking limoncello in a retirement home.

The final shot of The Godfather 3 shows an aged Michael Corleone keeling over in the courtyard of that Sicilian farmhouse that featured in the first two films, hinting at a possible 4th installment.

I guess it's possible as long as Copolla and Pacino are still alive

Posted by: JoeF. at November 28, 2019 09:39 PM (o1fzk)

297 Yes, and now I feel embarrassed for sharing it. But it's nice to get it out of my system.

Posted by: joncelli
=====
Hang tough bro.

Don't count the losses only the wins.

Works great, unless you are a Browns fan.

Posted by: Simplemind at November 28, 2019 09:39 PM (ZuGkg)

298 Back from thanksgiving dinner and I am exhausted.
Politics weren't really discussed from 11:30 am till 6 30 pm. Then @ 6:31 it got heated. It actually started with someone telling the ham"p"ster story and one of my liberal ,AOC loving, nephews got offended and took it as a criticism. Then it went into participation trophies, Betsy Devos, charter schools, safe spaces.
Everyone hugged in the end, but I can't get over how brainwashed & triggered one nephew has become.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 28, 2019 09:39 PM (wiXsO)

299 What kind of preservatives were in that cookie?
Posted by: ALH


No idea besides it being vacuum packed in a heavy duty foil. Wornick Company specializes in shelf stable long term foods. They have a military contracts for MREs.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 09:40 PM (dEvh1)

300 284 269 - you know St. Herman of Alaska? You don't need to go to Alaska! There is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to him on rte. 352 near Gradyville.
Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:34 PM (Px4PF)

Yes, Saint Herman! There's one here in PA too.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:41 PM (1FhAQ)

301 God bless you all.

Posted by: Kazi at November 28, 2019 09:42 PM (0x00j)

302 You haven't lost power in 13 years?
Posted by: Soothsayer


Not long enough to thaw the freezer.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 09:42 PM (dEvh1)

303 No idea besides it being vacuum packed in a heavy duty foil. Wornick Company specializes in shelf stable long term foods. They have a military contracts for MREs.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 09:40 PM (dEvh1)

Curiously, they all have the taste and texture of fruitcake.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 09:43 PM (/sgva)

304
Anyone remember "nickless?"


Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 09:43 PM (K0s33)

305 Thank you. I alternate back and forth between Calvinism and going into a Russian Orthodox monastery in Alaska (yes, there is one). But the pay sucks for the latter and predestination is a drag.
Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:29 PM (1FhAQ)

I've long thought that much of Calvin's ideas regarding predestination were largely a misunderstanding regarding the nature of time. And he stole most of his ideas from Augustine anyhow. John Wesley (who coined the phrase "we'll have to agree to disagree") thought Calvinism was the worst heresy of all time. But then, he didn't live to see some of the heresies that came into existence after the 18th century.

A Russian Orthodox monastery in Alaska doesn't sound too bad, as long as you don't run into any Grigori Rasputin types. My personal plan is to retreat to the wild hinterlands of Wyoming. I just have to avoid Teton county there.

Posted by: CyberCipher & Collie at November 28, 2019 09:44 PM (Xawuy)

306 302. I am in PA. not too far from Gradyville.

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:44 PM (Px4PF)

307 Having wine and the first alcohol I've had in over 6 months. Forgot how much fun it can be.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 28, 2019 09:45 PM (GtG/j)

308 Why are you morons talking about Godfather IV when there hasn't been a Godfather III?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 28, 2019 09:45 PM (gd9RK)

309 The mafia has nothing on "charitable" foundations. I'm kinda surprised the mexican drug cartels aren't all listed as cf.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 28, 2019 09:46 PM (r+sAi)

310 Hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 28, 2019 09:46 PM (ycWCI)

311 Curiously, they all have the taste and texture of fruitcake.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



I think they might be called the John Wayne cookie.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 09:46 PM (dEvh1)

312 I am in PA. not too far from Gradyville.
Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:44 PM (Px4PF)

You wouldn't care to adopt late Moron Rickl's elderly cat, would you? The poor thing needs a home, and somebody to love her.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 09:46 PM (/sgva)

313 Happy Thanksgiving one and all!

Posted by: Dr Spank at November 28, 2019 09:47 PM (tHX5V)

314 Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:29 PM (1FhAQ)

Hang in there and if I can help, ask away.

Posted by: Joe Biden, ask me about my grandkids at November 28, 2019 09:48 PM (+mbOC)

315 I'm Catholic, when I went to the St. Herman church I felt a profound holiness there. A Presbyterian woman I know felt the same thing.

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:48 PM (Px4PF)

316 triumph of liberal democracy over communism

Ummmm.... typedelete not tonight...

Had fun chasing my 2yo grandson around today. The 8mo granddaughter is starting to stand up on her own, and is quite alert.

Which is good.

The world needs more lerts.

Posted by: mindful webworker - post-pie at November 28, 2019 09:48 PM (ECLlc)

317 How damn!!!
More to be thankful for.
Just found a box of thin mints at the bottom of the freezer.
Bitchin'!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at November 28, 2019 09:49 PM (axyOa)

318 311 The mafia has nothing on "charitable" foundations. I'm kinda surprised the mexican drug cartels aren't all listed as cf.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 28, 2019 09:46 PM (r+sAi)

But in Godftaher III disagrees.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 09:49 PM (sdctx)

319 The mafia has nothing on "charitable" foundations. I'm kinda surprised the mexican drug cartels aren't all listed as cf==
=====
So, they have to launder their money, and....

Posted by: Q at November 28, 2019 09:49 PM (ZuGkg)

320 I'm still waiting for that sequel to Flash Gordon.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 09:51 PM (ykYG2)

321 Godfather IV: Davos.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 09:51 PM (sdctx)

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

Posted by: Nicholas vanRijn at November 28, 2019 09:52 PM (c1JKE)

323 So, they have to launder their money, and....
Posted by: Q at November 28, 2019 09:49 PM (ZuGkg)

It's Mexico, so that means they have to take it down to the river and beat it on a rock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 09:52 PM (/sgva)

324 If u have 100% name recognition and 90% negative press, u become prez.

Posted by: Pickled & Happy at November 28, 2019 09:52 PM (Tc6m0)

325 Godfather IV: Epstein Island

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 09:54 PM (sdctx)

326 314. I thought about it. rickl lived in Bucks County, about an hour away from me. But it's not the distance that stops me. I'm having contractors come in and I know that all the noise and dust and fumes they create can really freak out a cat. That little thing needs a quiet stable home after what it's been through.

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:54 PM (Px4PF)

327 284 269 - you know St. Herman of Alaska? You don't need to go to Alaska! There is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to him on rte. 352 near Gradyville.
Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:34 PM (Px4PF)

That's DelCo, right?

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:55 PM (1FhAQ)

328 316 Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:29 PM (1FhAQ)

Hang in there and if I can help, ask away.
Posted by: Joe Biden, ask me about my grandkids at November 28, 2019 09:48 PM (+mbOC)

Many thanks.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:56 PM (1FhAQ)

329 317 I'm Catholic, when I went to the St. Herman church I felt a profound holiness there. A Presbyterian woman I know felt the same thing.
Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:48 PM (Px4PF)

The churches in Moscow are gorgeous. I wish I could have taken pictures but I understand why they wouldn't allow it.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 09:57 PM (1FhAQ)

330 Curiously, they all have the taste and texture of fruitcake.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

*narrator voice*

IT'S NOT FRUITCAKE

Posted by: Miklos with a predictable plot twist at November 28, 2019 09:58 PM (QzkSJ)

331 Nood ONT

Posted by: ALH at November 28, 2019 09:58 PM (D59ia)

332 I thought about it. rickl lived in Bucks County, about an hour away from me. But it's not the distance that stops me. I'm having contractors come in and I know that all the noise and dust and fumes they create can really freak out a cat. That little thing needs a quiet stable home after what it's been through.
Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 09:54 PM (Px4PF)

Thank you for giving her some thought, kallisto.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 09:58 PM (/sgva)

333 290 F-I-L was deeply sleeping. Not in a coma, but won't wake up. His breathing is irregular, too. M-I-L is holding up well as is Mrs IMG.

Planning meeting with funeral director tomorrow morning. Thanksgiving dinner in the afternoon.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 09:22 PM (di1hb)

Sounds ominous, IMG. My condolences to you.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 09:36 PM (/sgva)


Thank you everyone. I share this because the fine folks here are always there for each other.

AOP, the official word is terminal diagnosis, but no way of knowing when. Could be days, could be weeks or more.

As to the meeting, doing it now as Mrs IMG has to have her ankle repaired and surgery is next Tue (previously repaired in July, but some tendon anchors gave way, so re-repair needed). So I have an alibi for putting up the Christmas tree 2 weeks(!) before Thanksgiving, too.

Mrs want to be in on the service and casket decisions. They already have a plot.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 28, 2019 10:01 PM (di1hb)

334 Happy Thanksgiving!

Been a few days since I last checked the blog. Just saw that Rickl passed. Very sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Robert at November 28, 2019 10:01 PM (etCzf)

335 329. yes Delco

Posted by: kallisto at November 28, 2019 10:09 PM (Px4PF)

336 I don't have any family around here, so I'm sitting alone right now, eating a frozen dinner.

But I have plenty of reasons to be happy! I'm eating a family-size "Grandma's Chicken and Rice Bake" from Stouffer's. I cooked it in my oven, in my sweet little condo, and I'm browsing the internet as I eat it.

How could I not be happy, eating such a nice hearty meal in the warm and dry home that I own, and having the frickin' internet to entertain me as I eat?

I'm really happy to own my home, while working a low-stress job with people I like. This is the day to be grateful for what you've got, so... Thanks for looking out for me, God!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at November 28, 2019 10:11 PM (H3MF8)

337 Happy Thanksgiving, morons! Thanks for helping me stay sane through these dark years.
Reader since Jahrles Chonsin went insane, commenter, seldom...

Posted by: ChrisP at November 28, 2019 10:27 PM (TYu3e)

338 Happy Thanksgiving to the Horde!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at November 28, 2019 10:28 PM (H3MF8)

339 Thank God for another Thanksgiving, and me stuffed like a Turkey ! Again !

Posted by: ron n. at November 28, 2019 11:05 PM (om5HK)

340 That's better than turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy, MH.

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