Positive, Non-Political Thread

Bumped. Lots of political threads below. Don't post political stuff here.

Rules: No politics. No mention of Obama, debate, anything. If trolls attempt hijacking the thread, they'll be trollbusted. Don't quote them and perpetuate the original offense. Their comments will disappear.

In three weeks we celebrate Thanksgiving. Even in the direst days of the Republic, we have much to be thankful for.

Always remember this: Government is not, to us, a holy thing, a central organizing principle displacing the family and church, that it is for liberals.

Our lives go on-- richer, freer, better lives than those who would prefer the gray existence of Obama's sad cow Julia. (Incidentally, wasn't Julia the name of the woman in 1984?)

I'm not posting this thread to sugar-coat things. We got hit, hard.

I'm posting this thread because the coming fight will require a high morale.

Talk about what's important to you -- besides repudiating Obama. Besides solving the fiscal crisis.

For just a period of time -- until the next post -- let's remember the things we fight for, the things important in our lives. Not the policies we fight for, but the people and the passions that make us fighters.


Posted by: Ace at 04:59 PM



Comments

1 I have faith in an almighty God. That's the best I can give you right now.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 07, 2012 03:52 PM (S/ps/)

2
I really can't.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 07, 2012 03:53 PM (jUytm)

3 Hmmm, well I am thankful for something in the last few months... I proposed to my love while we were in Munich for Oktoberfest and she said yes! Hot damn!

Posted by: massideas at November 07, 2012 03:53 PM (v32fM)

4 I fight for my daughters, and the futures of their children.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 07, 2012 03:53 PM (wtvvX)

5 I'm fighting to keep this country around for my four and half month old son to grow old in.

Posted by: Mike the Grate at November 07, 2012 03:53 PM (dHLuV)

6 This is trivial-- I'm a trivially-minded person; it is among my many failings -- but the Kindle Paperwhite is just outstanding. When I first got it, I wasn't sure if I could recommend it to people who already had a Kindle; I wasn't sure the upgrade was worth it.

But it is.

I know reading is a bit of a retreat, but even soldiers in warzones get a retreat. I'm really finding that my life is somewhat better now that I've rediscovered reading.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 03:53 PM (LCRYB)

7
Remember the movie THINGS CHANGE with Don Ameche?

A David Mamet film.

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at November 07, 2012 03:54 PM (jUytm)

8 Well start us off, Ace, tell us what's important to you. Besides comic book movies and Marco Rubio's garbage...

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 07, 2012 03:54 PM (/kI1Q)

9 I am looking forward to some Thanksgiving ham, and my wife's famous macaroni and cheese. Maybe we'll make some extra desserts this year, I've always wanted to try some apple pie from scratch.

Posted by: Amichel at November 07, 2012 03:54 PM (kPeSM)

10 I got a job in Austin, TX. Leaving San Diego behind. In this political environment that's pretty much all I can say right now without getting political... Well I could mention boobs, nice boobs in Austin...

Posted by: theworldisnotenough at November 07, 2012 03:54 PM (7maJr)

11 It could be worse, Coach Saban could have announced his retirement.

Posted by: callade at November 07, 2012 03:54 PM (0cv34)

12 I proposed to my love while we were in Munich for Oktoberfest and she said yes!

Well that's sweet...was she wearing a dirndl?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 07, 2012 03:55 PM (/kI1Q)

13
Any good books that someone here has read recently?

Posted by: Zac at November 07, 2012 03:55 PM (F6KtL)

14 My beautiful son is happy and healthy. That's no small thing.

Posted by: Scout at November 07, 2012 03:55 PM (oFH2D)

15 I'm afraid there's nothing I am looking forward to.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 07, 2012 03:55 PM (P7hip)

16 I've got a job. I've got a family. I live in a great country, all things considered. There's a lot to be said for all of that. We have a tomorrow. Let's start from there.

Posted by: joncelli at November 07, 2012 03:55 PM (RD7QR)

17 @1 yep, put your faith in God and Jesus. Not man

Know that everything that has happened is part of His plan for our lives, trust that He knows what is best and strive to follow His will

Posted by: Chris at November 07, 2012 03:55 PM (aKmoL)

18 I just found out that my condo's flood insurance should cover replacement cost of my flooded out hot water heater and furnace. Now I just need a heating and plumbing guy that can replace 15 hot water heaters and furnaces stat. Fuck it was cold this morning in Hoboken.

Posted by: Shtetl G at November 07, 2012 03:55 PM (L2eC5)

19 Ahh that's sweet massideas. I sure hope liederhosen was involved in your proposal.

Posted by: Long Island at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (EsJl1)

20 I'm thinking about getting a dog.

Posted by: Brent at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (y4bdP)

21 My mother and incredibly her immediate family survived the death camps and death marches to make it here and to Israel.

We had a somewhat contentious relationship but I loved my mom. She's been gone almost 2 years already and although she sometimes drove me nuts, I miss her terribly.

Anyway, I'm kind of rambling, but I am so grateful to this country for allowing her to come here and become a vital, real American.

Grateful to G-d for good health, my brother, friends, and my crazy lib wife. I am truly blessed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (vCK/R)

22 It is a beautiful day. Cold-ish, but very sunny.

Of course, every day is a beautiful day if I get to see it. And I got my Christmas shopping done.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - What a Relief at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (hLRSq)

23 I'm fighting for my love life right now....let's just say thanksgiving dinner is gonna be a little awkward.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (NzBQO)

24 Thanksgiving Ham, I am ready

Posted by: CarolinaPunk at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (oL1j3)

25 but the Kindle Paperwhite is just outstanding.

Still shaking my fist at the universe over the fact that amazon came out with that two months after I bought a Kindle Touch.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (RsSRf)

26 Looking forward to running the table against ASU,UCLA, and Notre Dame.
Then, a re-match with Oregon...

Posted by: Concern Troll at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (4KOF2)

27 My 3-year-old thinks I'm awesome and laughs at my incredibly lame jokes. My wife always supports me even when i screw up. and my dog seems to like me too.

Posted by: DCPensFan at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (ma/2m)

28 Heather, I watch fewer movies. I think I was hungry for escape but had gotten out of the habit of reading (in fact, I was never a big reader).

But I'm finding that movies are kind of stupid and crappy and all the goddamned same, now that I read more books.

I know, I know: Commenters have been telling me this for seven years. About movies being stupid.

No one ever takes advice. Especially me.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (LCRYB)

29 I finally pulled the trigger on a snowblower-my first one ever. No back aches for me this winter, I can tell you.

Posted by: pep at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (YXmuI)

30 Oh. One thing I will always be eternally grateful for is 1995ish guestbook software.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (S/ps/)

31 I have two beautiful, healthy, happy sons and a wife that loves us.

Posted by: Brent at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (y4bdP)

32 I love my wife and my family. I love music.

I love knowing I am not alone in my beliefs and that there are literate, thoughtful morons here to remind of that.

Posted by: ChampionCapua at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (ZY+lZ)

33 extending 7 days of sobriety. getting back in shape. learning a new language. formulating new tactics to woo muslim women!

Posted by: derit at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (I88Jc)

34 I love my wife.

I have a good job.

My in-laws are OK for the most part....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (wtvvX)

35 Unlike Ace, I still enjoy jacking it to porn.

Posted by: RJ at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (QTVh2)

36 It's snowing in NYC today. I'm hoping something sticks so I can make a snowball and throw it across the river.

Posted by: Typewriter Streaming at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (b87vx)

37 i am thankful for my family, ur health Nd our blessings from God.

Posted by: J Anne at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (5XsaJ)

38 The sun rose this morning, and deer season is about to start for me. I'm looking forward to spending time with loved ones, if I can slog through our busy time at work.

I lurk a lot around here, and engage with a few of y'all on Twitter. Thanks for the collection of like-minded folks...not just in what we're usually consumed with, but the chance to talk music, guns, etc. Y'all are a solid, informative, funny bunch, and I appreciate that.

Posted by: Joseph_MSU at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (Vm9OZ)

39 You call this a morale booster? Call Dave in Texas.

Posted by: fluffy at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (z9HTb)

40 gluhwine is back in season....mixed with amaretto - good stuff

Posted by: eurw at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (mF+Zz)

41 "...Always remember this: Government is not, to us, a holy thing, a central
organizing principle displacing the family and church, that it is for
liberals...."

I'll remember you said that when, after it took me nine months just to see the doctor to get the diagnosis, the Government tells my doctor and me that the cancer is a little too Stage III to bother spending any money on.

Posted by: Sosad at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (Xv7f/)

42 I am thankful for books, the internet and my brilliant family. Things are looking up in the world.

Posted by: Golden Boy at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (Efk+H)

43 Video games

Posted by: Bob at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (0bJar)

44 I have the best wife in the world. I couldn't ask for a better marriage.

I fight for money to keep her free of want. Money is freedom.

Posted by: runninrebel at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (J4gw3)

45 My girlfriend has big tits.

Posted by: RJ at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (QTVh2)

46 Thanksgiving falls on my wife's birthday this year.

She decided she wants to cook the meal, finds it somehow cathartic. I'll bake her a cake the day before. She's a fine woman and any man would be lucky to have her.

I just happen to be that man.

Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (zxrQh)

47 Both my girls broke their first boards in Tae Kwon Do last Saturday. They looked shocked. (5 and 6)

Posted by: grognard at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (NS2Mo)

48 My son's football team made the Oklahoma 6A State play-offs! Go Trojans!!!

Posted by: Beckster at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (VjJAc)

49 I just made a wonderful roast chicken and the house smells great.

Posted by: Long Island at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (EsJl1)

50 No offense, dude, but I laid out ONE THREAD to avoid politics. DELETED. Ace.

Posted by: Evilpens at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (ck76k)

51 26
Looking forward to running the table against ASU,UCLA, and Notre Dame.

Then, a re-match with Oregon...

Looking forward to Oregon beating USC then beating whoever in the National Championship.

Posted by: theworldisnotenough at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (7maJr)

52 "wasn't Julia the name of the woman in 1984?"

Yes. and she betrayed Winston

Posted by: DCPensFan at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (ma/2m)

53 >>>I'm thinking about getting a dog.

Always a good idea. Pets are seriously beneficial for one's nerves.

I'm happy that my family is still alive and well. I need to contact them more.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (LCRYB)

54 This is kinda sorta funny (scared the crap out of me when I heard it):

Kid told me one day after he came home from A-Stan that on one of their first convoys in a downpour, his vehicle became stuck and a female Lt. no one was fond of left he and his buds alone in the desert for hours while she went back with the rest of the convoy to the base.

He said he turned to his Sgt. and gunner and said, "If my mom knew about this shit, she'd be on the first plane to Afghanistan and would rip the weave out of the Lt.'s head."

He knows me well.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (UOM48)

55 My wife loves me, we have a comfortable income, I have a cute puppy bounding around at my feet...
Notre Dame is having a surprisingly good year of football.
We're going to see my family at Christmas this year.
I have family, friends, and fellow congregants who will help me if I need.

Posted by: Anachronism at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (NRYUg)

56 I cannot imagine a better job for me than the one I have. I'm not paid a lot, and the stress is medium high, but it's great for me. I am very, very lucky.

I cannot image a better place for me to live than where I'm living now. It's in the heart of the blue beast but it's 160 acres of pretty, with happy dogs, fruit trees and family nearby. I am very, very lucky.

Posted by: sinmi at November 07, 2012 03:59 PM (WLoOJ)

57 My Detroit Lions still have a shot at making the playoffs.

Posted by: RJ at November 07, 2012 03:59 PM (QTVh2)

58 I am employed (kind of)

Posted by: Kevin at November 07, 2012 03:59 PM (EE28L)

59 I'd settle for an NHL season. For now.

But even that's looking increasingly unlikely.

Posted by: ToursLepantoVienna at November 07, 2012 03:59 PM (F9l4e)

60

Things change.

A long time ago someone said that to me. I was unhappy at work. People with less skills than me were climbing the ladder faster than I was.

So one day another co-worker says to me, "Things change. And sometime things change fast."

He was right. Things changed. Opportunities opened up out of the blue.

Bad things also happen in life. But the point is: Things Change.

Don't fall into despair quite yet. Something is about to happen. Something big is coming. I don't know what or when but things will change.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 07, 2012 03:59 PM (jUytm)

61 >>> cannot imagine a better job for me than the one I have. I'm not paid a lot, and the stress is medium high, but it's great for me. I am very, very lucky.

what is this amazing high-pay medium-stress job?

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:00 PM (LCRYB)

62 45
My girlfriend has big tits

You win.

Posted by: joncelli at November 07, 2012 04:00 PM (RD7QR)

63
I have a wonderful wife, and an amazing 17 month old son. I was so happy when they each woke up this morning and we all had time together before my work day started. I will be thankful to be home with them this evening. They are what's important to me. They are my world and I do everything I can for them.

Posted by: fcd at November 07, 2012 04:00 PM (JCtiG)

64 My husband and I have no debt. We have some savings. Our daughters are beautiful and healthy. God has blessed us immensely. Oh, and we live in Texas!

Posted by: Mrs. Dang at November 07, 2012 04:00 PM (R18D0)

65 More so this Thanksgiving it is time to praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. Anyone know a good place to learn to deer hunt in North TX?

Posted by: Austin in TX at November 07, 2012 04:00 PM (lKVc4)

66 Also, for the reading types, I recently finished a couple of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels. Fun stuff, free via Project Gutenberg. Good ways to spend lazy weekends. I'll be going through some of the Barsoom (John Carter of Mars) novels in the tree stand in a couple weeks.

Posted by: Joseph_MSU at November 07, 2012 04:00 PM (Vm9OZ)

67 Thanks Ace. This thread is giving me the happies.

Posted by: Beckster at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (VjJAc)

68 >>>My girlfriend has big tits.

do go on.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (LCRYB)

69 2
I really can't.
Posted by: soothsayer at November 07, 2012 03:53 PM (jUytm)


lol

party pooper

Posted by: the next day at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (LpQbZ)

70 Hey Heather, thanks! I asked her in the shower, but right after she said yes she put on her dirndl and I my lederhosen and we made our way to the Nymphenberg tent for some celbratory prosecco, then Paulaner, Hacker Pschorr et. al. for beer and beer and beer.

Posted by: massideas at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (v32fM)

71 For the little grey and white kitten I adopted on Sunday. He was warm and happy last night.

For my buddy's happy, bright, inquisitive young son, who is a reminder that God does answer prayers.

For the same buddy's recent acceptance of a job offer, which moved him from Maryland to Texas.

For Borderlands 2, and the hours of fun and distraction it has given me.

For the Horus Heresy books. I read all TWENTY-TWO of them this year, and I'm hungry for more.

For the friends I have. I'm like-minded with all of them in different ways, but they all allow me to express elements of my personality.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (XMDuf)

72 I am thankful that I'll be weathering the storm with my rock of 25 years, side by side - no matter what.

We've beaten back her cancer four times.

We can beat anything!

Posted by: catmman at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (C8XlI)

73 I'm thankful for my three adult children who have good jobs, and willing to fight for their future.

Posted by: gman at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (36Nbs)

74 ... Well I could mention boobs, nice boobs in Austin...
And Austin will remind you of California

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (R8hU8)

75 A few things that are important to me:

God, Family, Country (in that order)....(less important but make me happy)....TP, Clothing withOUT scratchy tags, quiet time, baby cuddles, and belly laughs until I cry.

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (JWLqy)

76 I have faces to nut on.

Posted by: Ron Jeremy's fading libido at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (3niml)

77 I am grateful I have a friend I made here who called me to check on me and commiserate with me.

I'm grateful That when I was crying on the phone with her my collie checked on me and gave me a dirty sock to comfort me. And I am looking forward to getting another collie puppy in a couple of weeks.

Mostly I am thankful for the man snoring next to me right now (who came home from work early becsuse he feels like crap). Thsnk god he believes in America the wsy I do.

Posted by: Y-not hunting and pecking on the phone at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (5H6zj)

78 well I love my family, My friend even though most are Liberal/Democrat, But they are good humans Got a couple sorry your side lost notes today

Thankful that the Massive Panic Attack that hit me at 2 AM is gone

Posted by: Evilpens at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (ck76k)

79 I like bunnies, And a non-political mention to Ace regarding your comments to Podhoretz and Frump re: Limbaugh/Fluke: you are right and they are wrong. Stacey Dash is hot.

Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (mbfn/)

80 It's the "bye" week for the Redskins...this year, that's counts as a win by us Redskins fans...

Posted by: E.R. White at November 07, 2012 04:02 PM (171Nk)

81 Ace-

Thank you for hosting this site, and thank you to all the co-bloggers as well. I'm hitting the tip jar, and will do so regularly from now on.

The words that have been running through my head today are from Lincoln:

With malice toward none, with charity for all, let us strive on to finish the work we are in.

(If this post is too close to being political, Ace, feel free to delete it. It's meant to encourage, not enrage.)

Posted by: Abigail at November 07, 2012 04:02 PM (wg6XN)

82 I just reseeded the lawn. I think it's starting to germinate.

I'm worried, though, that it's a little late and that the roots might not take before the first frost.

(sobs)

Posted by: aquaviva at November 07, 2012 04:02 PM (SFIqP)

83
Tonight I go to my sons Family Science Night at his school. I'm excited. Last night my entire family felt like we drew closer together.

Posted by: California Red at November 07, 2012 04:02 PM (Ho3p+)

84 >>>Both my girls broke their first boards in Tae Kwon Do last Saturday. They looked shocked. (5 and 6)

Pretty good. They grow into black belts so fast.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:02 PM (LCRYB)

85 Posted by: catmman at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (C8XlI)

God Bless Her

Posted by: Evilpens at November 07, 2012 04:02 PM (ck76k)

86 My family is healthy, my two year old grandson is an amazing little person. But most of all, my middle son that was not expected to live after the accident, did. I keep the picture of him when he was still in a coma on the fridge...it reminds me everyday that I am the luckiest mom in the world..and that nothing, really NOTHING , gives you perspective like watching machines breathing for your child.

Posted by: Christmasghost at November 07, 2012 04:02 PM (CkK+I)

87
My immediate family, money and my dog.

Posted by: Ben at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (C2Y4l)

88 I am grateful for laughter. This is one of the best stops for that on the Information Superhighway.

Also the internet is really pure genius.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (S/ps/)

89 I have two beautiful little kids, a terrific husband, and fortunately live in a relatively sane part of Florida a mile from the beach.

Posted by: bigpinkfluffybunny at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (1Ialr)

90 I'm happy that my family is still alive and well. I need to contact them more.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (LCRYB)


No, we're fine. Really. Just keep doing that blogging or whatever it is you do.

Posted by: The Ewok Clan at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (QKKT0)

91 >>>>Don't fall into despair quite yet. Something is about to happen.
Something big is coming. I don't know what or when but things will
change.
_

Big things are going to happen sooner rather than later. Be ready to take advantage of the opportunities that come with any big changes.

Get healthy. Get fit. Disentangle yourself of external sources of control.

Posted by: runninrebel at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (J4gw3)

92 Love my two beautiful babies and my husband.

Posted by: not the mama at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (kzCIn)

93 I am thankful for my children and the innocence of their youth.

Posted by: lotrot at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (eaocc)

94

How about them Cowboys!?

ahahaha

Posted by: Romo-meter at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (LpQbZ)

95 I love the sound of my husband's voice; It is competent kind and smooth and clam when he soothes a client, or talks one off a ledge.
So lolzy when he coaxes his girlfriend, Chomps, the cat. When I hear him practicing some historical presentation in his chair by the fire, or when he whispers too me there when I sit on his lap I get the goosebumps. I love how it dips and soars when he gives a speech at St. John's church, or asks me to hand him pair of socks. I love the sound of his voice.

Posted by: sarahw at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (LYwCh)

96 I'd settle for an NHL season. For now.

But even that's looking increasingly unlikely.
Posted by: ToursLepantoVienna at November 07, 2012 03:59 PM (F9l4e)

THIS

Posted by: Evilpens at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (ck76k)

97 Any good books that someone here has read recently?Posted by: Zac at November 07, 2012 03:55 PM (F6KtL)---- The worst hard time by Tim Egan, it is a guide to what we can expect

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (R8hU8)

98 - God's love, salvation and victory that can not be taken away
- Family
- God given peace and resolve inside, even now
- American people
- This country, my real home, second homeland

Posted by: Comrade J at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (T7lSs)

99
party pooper

Did you read and consider my comment to you in the other thread?

Posted by: soothsayer at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (jUytm)

100 Talk about what's important to you

Boobies ?

Posted by: Noah Bawdy at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (dCjum)

101 Pretty good. They grow into black belts so fast.
Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:02 PM (LCRYB)

If they had their way, the belts would be pink and purple. I just want them to be able to emasculate an attacker at the age of 12.

Posted by: grognard at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (NS2Mo)

102 If Morons want to run a 200 mile in Texas at the end of March, let me know.

In the middle of the relay night, you likely will be distracted from the pain and suffering of the SCOAMF presidency.

Posted by: jeh at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (W2bh0)

103 @45
As always, pictures - or it never happened.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (VndSC)

104 andASCII boobehs
( . )( . )

Posted by: simpleton at November 07, 2012 04:04 PM (i3pKT)

105 Its the time of the year when I start baking pies again.

Some decisions I have made based off of last night will allow for a lot more quality time with my kids that I've been lapsing on of late.

The youngest is the real honey badger...15 months and thinking she's the shit. Never leaves me short of laughs.

House hunting is a guilty pleasure and I will get to do it again now.




Posted by: H Badger at November 07, 2012 04:04 PM (n/0Nw)

106 I'm posting this thread because the coming fight will require a high morale.
___
Well then I guess I joined the 24-7 fitness club just at the right time. Helps the mental attitude as well as the bod.

Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2012 04:04 PM (jm/9g)

107 Love does not rejoice in iniquity. i.e. it does not bathe in the tears of their women etc. That is the difference between someone who genuinely wants the best for others and those that are self-serving.

Knowledge is a curse and a blessing. 50% of America is walking around in ignorance at best and either selfishness or some progressive/Marxest agenda at the worst.

We can look at the Ryan photo that says "Math" and understand the implications. I have a friend who finally left Venezuela because for years people said: "yeah Chavez did this and this --but he'll never do THAT" They were wrong.

I am thankful for family, health, a back-up generator and a modest supply of food. God is my sufficiency.

Posted by: AE at November 07, 2012 04:04 PM (HYceo)

108 Things I'm thankful for:

My beautiful daughter, who will never know how great it was.

My beautiful wife, who knew and agrees.

Beer.

Boobs.

That's all I got. It'll never be the same.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 07, 2012 04:04 PM (UK9cE)

109 God
Family
Friends

Posted by: I forgot at November 07, 2012 04:04 PM (HNE+c)

110 I'm thankful I'll be dead before it gets really bad.

Posted by: Mrs Compton at November 07, 2012 04:04 PM (dX4hn)

111
I have faces to nut on.


Posted by: Ron Jeremy's fading libido at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (3niml)


Hear, hear. <raises glass>

*sniff*

Posted by: Peter North at November 07, 2012 04:04 PM (QKKT0)

112 Ill second the girlfriend has big tits idea! Mine does too, and so does my wife...ba da bum

Posted by: Stinky Weaselton at November 07, 2012 04:05 PM (6+z+l)

113 My husband who has been bearing up under the strain of unemployment/underemployment with resolve and good cheer. And last night, when I failed in my vow to be strong for him, he just wrapped me up in his arms and reassured me that we'll be ok as long as we are together. That was priceless to me and I was able to sleep.

Posted by: freemo at November 07, 2012 04:05 PM (7Q/5E)

114 I just put the finishing touches on a mocha cake - chocolate whipped cream.

Since this is supposed to be a positive thread, I'm positive I'll eat far too much of it.

Posted by: Robin Banks at November 07, 2012 04:05 PM (EjsOc)

115 Ace, maybe I've missed any updates, if there have been any, but how's the no-porn thing coming along?

Posted by: Absolut Krieg at November 07, 2012 04:05 PM (wly5J)

116 I'm thankful for my family, friends, and people of my Jersey Shore community. I'm thankful to still have a house, when families nearby have lost theirs. I'm thankful to live in the greatest country that has ever existed on this planet..... Let's do all we can to keep it that way.

Posted by: jay at November 07, 2012 04:05 PM (/K6dk)

117 I am thankful for my Master Race, beautiful and strong, and pray for the wisdom to guide them as they mercifully dole out meager subsistence and firm discipline to the shuffling lumpenproletariat who will inhabit America's corpse, from which we will carve a new Empire.

And titties. Always did like titties.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 04:05 PM (ZrUUM)

118
I am happy for my family (husband and kids) and their good health. We're a very happy go lucky family, but not ghey like The Waltons. We enjoy being together and I never take it for granted.
I love my dogs and cat, even when my cat gives me the evil eye when here food bowl is not filled with adequate food.
I am happy that I am in good health, but I have a stupid toothache. I think a root canal may be in my future. At least, I can look forward to some narcs.

Posted by: FL-Chick at November 07, 2012 04:05 PM (0vN24)

119 I got a job in Austin, TX. Leaving San Diego behind.
In this political environment that's pretty much all I can say right
now without getting political... Well I could mention boobs, nice boobs
in Austin...


Posted by: theworldisnotenough at November 07, 2012 03:54 PM (7maJr)


Sorry, but Austin is California in Texas. You're just lucky it's in Texas.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 07, 2012 04:05 PM (UK9cE)

120 I had the best day of my life shooting a basketball just about a month ago. Sure it's just a bunch of mostly old guys at the church gym on a Sunday night, but for a little while I felt like I was twenty again...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 07, 2012 04:05 PM (wtvvX)

121 47
Both my girls broke their first boards in Tae Kwon Do last Saturday. They looked shocked. (5 and 6)

Posted by: grognard at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (NS2Mo)

Grognard, do encourage them to stick with martial arts. I have friends that are well into their sixties and seventies that work out with us young bucks...you'd never guess their ages were you to see out and about. A fun endeavor with great benefits.

Posted by: Joseph_MSU at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (Vm9OZ)

122 26 Looking forward to running the table against ASU,UCLA, and Notre Dame. Then, a re-match with Oregon...
Posted by: Concern Troll at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (4KOF2)

You can't possibly still believe that you're going to win the PAC-12?

You know that Arizona team that beat you a couple of weeks ago? UCLA just beat them by 56 points.

Hysterical.

At least Lane Kiffin is keeping that seat warm. For someone.

Posted by: Hayabusa at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (659DL)

123 Slow cooked smoked meat.

Really, is there anything better than it?

I have a new electric smoker, a freezer-full of piggy & chicken vittles, and unsuspecting hordes of wild turkeys and deer wandering my 4-acre back yard.

Once I figure out how to hook up a dog-powered treadmill generator to power the smoker when the power-grids drop, I will not have a care in the world.

Posted by: krakatoa at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (hZyOq)

124 I'm elated that my husband is featured in an article in Modern Drummer magazine's Dec issue. I'm starting a second business, just signed the lease last week. I'm going to start volunteering in senior dog rescue. It's time to focus on moving ahead and being positive again.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik, SMOD enthusiast at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (YOZSv)

125 Im going to give thanks I now believe I will get a reach around before the loving starts

Posted by: Stinky Weaselton at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (6+z+l)

126 My son's upcoming 2nd deployment.

Posted by: Concerned Parent at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (GrtrJ)

127 Well said, Ace. Thanks.

Posted by: Radar at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (Z64pB)

128 I'm going to trollbust the people who can't observe the rules, and then you won't be able to comment at all.

There are nine fucking political threads today. Post there, or you won't post at all.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (LCRYB)

129
Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (LCRYB)
Nah ace, the correct response is "pics or it's not true."
Well I think it's time to detach from politics for a little while actually. So this is all a good thing. I've been so wrapped up in this mess that I haven't finished the last papers I need to sit for Comps and begin my dissertation. So now I bid farewell to finish that shit.
And that's something to be happy about.
(BTW, the papers, technically due in January, of 2012. Damn you obsessions!

Posted by: tsrblke at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (GaqMa)

130 I thought the movie "Safety Not Guaranteed" was pretty funny.

Posted by: Dr Spank at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (4cRnj)

131 61
>>> what is this amazing high-pay medium-stress job?

NOT high pay ace -- I'm not paid a lot considering my discipline (computer engineering), education (phD) and geographical location (SE Michigan).

But I love teaching, figuring stuff out, and having minimal supervision. (I'm a faculty member at a mid-tier university)

Posted by: sinmi at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (WLoOJ)

132

My girlfriend has big tits.


pics or GTFO.


Really, tho, I guess I'm grateful for the wife and kids; that there's a roof over our heads, food in the fridge, money in the bank, cars, gadgets, and toys; that we can do fun things outdoors in beautiful scenery; and that we are still, more than anywhere else, a free people.

Posted by: imp at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (UaxA0)

133
nickless, if you're out there, come back

okay, you homo?

Posted by: soothsayer at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (jUytm)

134 Baby Lambs.

And puppies. the ones in the sweater.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (VndSC)

135 A cursory look at history would be all that is needed to see how well off Americans have had it.

Travel to the third world and many dwellings have no roofs (or tarps if they are lucky).

No one is starving here and I am thankful to Almighty God for the abundance of everything here.

Never take your next meal for granted.

Posted by: Valiant at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (aFxlY)

136
Next year a bad ass comet will flash across the sky.

Posted by: Looking beyond forward at November 07, 2012 04:07 PM (Bf15u)

137 My kids had a half day, so we're going to go play 9 holes. My 15-year-old daughter made her high school team and is darn close to beating me, which I never accomplished against my dad.

(As much a comment on his exceptional skills as my middling handicap. If he were still alive, he'd be able to shoot his age, 72. I'm sure he's looking down on her with pride, knowing that the talent skipped a generation. Now, if I can just get her to putt as well as he did...)

Posted by: jakeman at November 07, 2012 04:07 PM (96M6e)

138 43 Video games
Posted by: Bob at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (0bJar)


oh h3ll yea.

Posted by: Romo-meter at November 07, 2012 04:07 PM (LpQbZ)

139 My dong was numb after biking home yesterday, but I just tested it and it works fine now. Phew!

Posted by: 3.14159 at November 07, 2012 04:07 PM (tTlIu)

140 Any other Nintendo fans in this hear thread?

I'm very much looking forward to the Wii U in 11 days.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 07, 2012 04:07 PM (UypUQ)

141 >>>Ace, maybe I've missed any updates, if there have been any, but how's the no-porn thing coming along?

I keep saying "one day at a time" but people don't seem to get what i mean.

Like an alcoholic, I slip. A fair amount.

But less.

Truth be told I don't think I lasted four days.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:07 PM (LCRYB)

142 Beer.
Bacon.
Bacon beer.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2012 04:07 PM (VndSC)

143 I'm thankful for those who fight and bleed and sacrifice to protect us. And their families.

Not political, that's the truth. I remember it every day and it keeps me going.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 07, 2012 04:07 PM (S/ps/)

144 My two daughters. They make it all worthwhile.

Posted by: Tim Down South at November 07, 2012 04:08 PM (QDdm8)

145 <Gone Fishing

Posted by: ATEXAN at November 07, 2012 04:08 PM (TeGyF)

146 I'm grateful for my husband, who always sees the glass half-full. He's a rock.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2012 04:08 PM (UOM48)

147 GF crashed her Vespa a week and a half ago, solo accident. Had to walk up to her lying on the ground as she's writhing in crying, screaming pain with bruises all over her face (even with a full-face helmet). Ambulance took her to a trauma ward, she had to spend the night because of a concussion.

Incredibly enough, she had no broken bones (ATGATT, people).

The pisser? She finally felt good enough to go the towing lot yesterday to pick up the totaled scoot. She was duck-walking the scooter off the lot, but the forks were bent, so she struggled. She dropped the scooter... right on her left ankle.

Result? Broken tibia, cast for six weeks, out of work for eight on FML disability (with 66% pay!). Thanksgiving and Christmas plans, canceled.

Moral of the story? Two-fold:

1. As bad as last night was, in my house it was actually worse.

2. Absolutely everything can change in an instant. Friends disappoint, fathers die, marriages fail, jobs disappear, bones break, hearts collapse. One day, life is perfect; the next, it's impossible to get out of bed in the morning... if ever again.

Life isn't perfect. *Moments* can be perfect, but life never is. Always be thankful for what you have, *when* you have it, for tomorrow it may be gone, all gone, and trust me, regret never keeps one warm.

Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at November 07, 2012 04:08 PM (Ys6PL)

148 Posted by: massideas at November 07, 2012 03:53 PM (v32fM)

Congrats! May you jave many happy years together.

Posted by: Polliwogette, teahada hobbbit who wants some R & R at November 07, 2012 04:08 PM (NYki8)

149 I didn't ride a bike, but I tested my dong also. It hurts so good.

Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2012 04:08 PM (mbfn/)

150 Soon.

Posted by: SMOD at November 07, 2012 04:08 PM (QKKT0)

151 shiggz,

you've been trollbusted. Talk to me in a week to see about giving you the right to post again.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:08 PM (LCRYB)

152 Currently reading A Soldiers Life - by Ryan Flavelle (friend of a friend)


Posted by: AKAK at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (b4+D1)

153
I scored the last 6 boxes of AK ammo on the shelf at Academy Sports at lunchtime. That's positive, right?

Posted by: Jaws at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (4I3Uo)

154 My lovely daughter has special needs and she is the love of my life. I fight every day for her so that she can reach her potential, which I believe is limitless. And I am grateful, every day, for her.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (a0IVu)

155 I'm in the greatest city in America, a stones throw from Texas in case TSHTF. The weather is beautiful and so is my wife. My family is safe and comfortable at the moment and I have a job that pays the bills.

Time to get right with God and prepare for whatever He has next for us.

Posted by: New to New Orleans at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (lhX9P)

156
my hubby still kisses me all the time

enough said

Posted by: sunshine & the beach at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (LpQbZ)

157 I'd settle for an NHL season. For now.



But even that's looking increasingly unlikely.

Posted by: ToursLepantoVienna at November 07, 2012 03:59 PM (F9l4e)



The NHL is dead to me.

They don't care about the fans. It's only been 8 years, 4 of which in a SHITTY ECONOMY, and they're not getting enough money.

Sorry, but they're dead to me.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (UK9cE)

158 I have much to be thankful for, way much more than I could list. But recently, I was promoted and given my own track and crew. I'm thankful that I now have two retarded specialists to guide and lead.

Posted by: J the Saint at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (+Awp3)

159 Thanks you little fucking ewok! That is what we need to remember.

Someone said this Allen guy has a blog, anyone else heard that?


Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (wR+pz)

160 I just got 501 (c) 3 status and am the proud COO of the worlds only libertardian environmental NGO. Also I have a huge penis and the ginger waitress just shoved her boobs on me.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (gkfSV)

161 I am thankful for wife that put with me over the course of the campaign and our little Chihuahua. Both are a God Send. The Chihuahua was the best medicine I had when things got rough. Taking her for a walk was and is verytherapeutic.

Posted by: Wall_E at November 07, 2012 04:10 PM (48wze)

162 I have a wife who is devoted to me above and beyond the call of matrimonial duty. She has her quirks but there's no question she's a lovely woman. I have a six-month old son who is beautiful and has a transcendently peaceful heart (the little dude hardly ever cries and almost never screams). Now I'm moving heaven and earth to get him Canadian citizenship.

Posted by: logprof being implicitly political at November 07, 2012 04:10 PM (jKE+Z)

163 Yeah. Soon.

Posted by: The Entirely Non-Political Mayans at November 07, 2012 04:10 PM (QKKT0)

164 Remember Winston Churchill's great maxim: "in victory, magnanimity; in defeat, defiance".
It's time to be defiant. Proudly and courageously defiant.

Posted by: Les hardie at November 07, 2012 04:10 PM (zUCsu)

165 And as Abigail says above (#81), I am very grateful for this site, ace's work on it, and the irreverence and FU attitude of the horde. Sanity saver!

Posted by: sinmi at November 07, 2012 04:10 PM (WLoOJ)

166 What I am thankful for: That....The Greatness....That Is....Zach Greinke is a free agent and that Theo Epstein has not yet blocked my multiple daily e-mails to him that the Cubs sign him.

Wait a minute, someone is at the door............


Hey, what is this "Restraining Order" paper the nice Deputy Sheriff just handed me.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at November 07, 2012 04:10 PM (OWjjx)

167 Hear, hear. <raises glass>

*sniff*


Posted by: Peter North at November 07, 2012 04:04 PM (QKKT0)


Well said, bro.

Cheers!

Posted by: Harry Reams at November 07, 2012 04:10 PM (UK9cE)

168 I have Santa Hustles Smokies Half to look forward to.

In 97 days, catchers and pitchers report to ST.

After that, Ichthus 2013. Hoping to see all my old favorites and pick up one or two new ones.

For now, I have raviolis to punish.

Posted by: Racist Tea Party at November 07, 2012 04:10 PM (ZtMso)

169 boobies

Posted by: Not and Artist at November 07, 2012 04:11 PM (uRumV)

170
Getting fit.
Making my wife happy.
Getting my son in Boy Scouts.
Praying the Rosary. Every day. Every. Day.
Good Bless and thanks Ace, I'll see you in two years.

Posted by: Conger1977 at November 07, 2012 04:11 PM (qdB/X)

171 my 14yr old is defending her high schools back to back state championship title this saturday. her older brother was the back to back state champ....very exciting time for her...

Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 07, 2012 04:11 PM (Ho2rs)

172 96 I'd settle for an NHL season. For now.

But even that's looking increasingly unlikely.
Posted by: ToursLepantoVienna at November 07, 2012 03:59 PM (F9l4e)

THIS
Posted by: Evilpens at November 07, 2012 04:03 PM (ck76k)



nah, it's coming back. No worries, there.

Posted by: sunshine & the beach at November 07, 2012 04:11 PM (LpQbZ)

173 My church is partnering with another church on the Jersey Shore for a blanket drive. Rather than sending them used ones I think I'm going to buy the best and warmest I can get. I'm sending all my emotion to Sandy victims today.

Posted by: Liberty Lover at November 07, 2012 04:11 PM (D4bBN)

174 68
>>>My girlfriend has big tits.



do go on.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (LCRYB)

As we say at AoSHQ, pictures or it didn't happen.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 07, 2012 04:11 PM (wR+pz)

175 Hey, I've been working so hard this year, I couldn't schedule any of my allotted vacation time.

So I asked my secretary to just give it to me randomly when she could fit it in. As a result I get random days off over the next two months.

That's something.

Plus a new indoor gun range opened up only 20 minutes away from my house, so I'll probably be using it during that time.

Posted by: looking closely at November 07, 2012 04:11 PM (6Q9g2)

176 @1 Amen! And the Laws of Nature from Nature's God.

Posted by: Thorvald at November 07, 2012 04:11 PM (1V6Pv)

177 Oh! And Next weekend is the second Weekend of Deer season in MO. That's something to be excited about. (I miss the first weekend because I do my hunting at a friend's property in Souther MO, Texas County actually. It's as much about hanging out with the guys and drinking, smoking and playing cards as it as about shooting at things.)

Posted by: tsrblke at November 07, 2012 04:11 PM (GaqMa)

178 'Tis the season to bake biscotti & pastries...won't stop until after January 6th. I love how my family - especially my daughter - enjoys them.
I really love my sweetheart's response when I serve him his favorite pastry!
& I'll be having house-guests soon, dear friends I haven't seen in ages.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at November 07, 2012 04:11 PM (53riN)

179 I'm going to go back and look at that Chris Muir drawing from the post a few days ago. That's a darn special thing, that is.

Posted by: Pious Agnostic at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (6KBRe)

180 I am going to see Dave Ramsey tonight, live in Seattle.

If you don't know who Dave Ramsey is and need help financially, I don't, you should check him out.

Posted by: AndrewsDad at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (C2//T)

181 My little 5 year old girl walked by totally unprompted and without any reason just said "I love you Daddy".


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (PHb2k)

182 I'm also grateful to have a place like this where I can talk about stuff that's in my head.

I've been coming here since 2004 and it's my only pretend environment. Everything else in my life seems too real.

And I'm sorry about being a dick to many of you over the years. It's a character flaw that I'm working on.

Posted by: runninrebel at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (J4gw3)

183 Yeah, the internet and the Kindle are pretty amazing. I wish I'd gotten a Kindle sooner; got mine last week for my Thanksgiving vacation and for 95 cents I got all 14 L. Frank Baum Oz books. I read about half as a child--the rest I couldn't track down. Unreal.

I've also been loading it up with stuff from the Gutenberg Project I'd never check out of the library. Wharton, Joyce, Cather. And books I've already seen the movies...War and Peace, Bleak House.

Is there a list of e-books written by morons?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (/kI1Q)

184 The NHL is dead to me.

They don't care about the fans. It's only been 8 years, 4 of which in a SHITTY ECONOMY, and they're not getting enough money.

Sorry, but they're dead to me.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (UK9cE)

--Don't get me started. Now that the election is over, the lockout is by far what pisses me off the most. The players made a bad move bringing in Donald "Let's burn the village to save it" Fehr.

Posted by: logprof being implicitly political at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (jKE+Z)

185 We had our first snow of the 2012 fall season today. But it changed to rain.

My BF is happy that his precious metals will now continue to appreciate.

Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (jm/9g)

186 Grognard, do encourage them to stick with martial arts. I have friends that are well into their sixties and seventies that work out with us young bucks...you'd never guess their ages were you to see out and about. A fun endeavor with great benefits.
Posted by: Joseph_MSU at November 07, 2012 04:06 PM (Vm9OZ)


I plan to do so. I'm glad we found an afterschool program where they get lessons every day. They'll be there every day until middle school. By then we're hoping they love it so much they'll continue.

My wife and I are probably going to start adult lessons. We need the fitness and peace of mind.

Posted by: grognard at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (NS2Mo)

187 I am thankful for my family, especially my sister, who has been far more passionate about combating the takers than me. My wife and stepson (the stepdaughter and daughter-in-law are dead to me -- takers to a "T"). I recently retired and have begun devoting more and more time to Scouting, where I feel there is a chance to teach young people absent the pervasive nanny-state mindset - although that is so strongly imbued in youth now that it is almost impossible to root it out.

I am thankful for all of you (does Jane D'oh post here anymore?). I just have so little to say since last night that I may only post here erratically for some time ahead, because, unlike Breitbart, I am reading only the articles.

There really are now more takers than makers... and they want it all { sigh }.

Still, there is this: "We fight, get beat, rise up, and fight again." -- Nathanael Greene. We owe so much to such as he that we dare not go down, and let this country go down, passively.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (Hw3Gh)

188 I have a 3rd child due on New Years. I paid off a car loan, student loan, and credit card this year.

Posted by: Randy M at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (vI8R6)

189 Virginia is still a great place to live.

Posted by: Brent at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (Co/Wb)

190 My good husband, who works very hard at pulling a sad little company out of its doldrums, got a bunch of new biz for them(manufacturing). It's a small concern, this biz, but it IS making a profit and giving out small bonuses for the first time in a long time. He took a huge paycut when his old job left the country, but he IS working and is making a difference.

Did I mention he is a very good-looking, tall, strong man who sings beautifully? Sure, we're older but still very much in love and wealways have each other's back. My daughter complains that we are like a couple of teenagers, ha. No leftist in the world can change this.

Oh, and look for a new dawn when the crop of current homeschoolers leap out into the world. They are, by and large, very bright, conservative and legion.

Posted by: Lizabth at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (JZBti)

191 For just a period of time -- until the next post -- let's remember the things we fight for, the things important in our lives. Not the policies we fight for, but the people and the passions that make us fighters.

_________________

Am I allowed to say I was married for too many to an--

"irregular warfare" expert.

That my kid was eight years old before Dad was home for Christmas?

That because he became handicapped he felt guilty about that and doubled down.

That on the day he retired--he went into--something I can't even talk about?

That my great uncle was Ambassador to Rwanda and I know the Dems are pure evil?

Posted by: Wow the Dems Suck! at November 07, 2012 04:12 PM (r2PLg)

192
I'm grateful for all the morons and moronettes here...and to Ace for giving us a place to talk.
And the cobloggers.
This place helps keep me sane.

And bacon.
Slow cooked smoked meat too...as someone mentioned upthread.

Posted by: wheatie at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (ICEh3)

193 I'm actually thankful for ace and this site.

Posted by: Dr Spank at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (4cRnj)

194 Peyton Manning is back to MVP form and the Broncos are kicking ass.

Posted by: Memories at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (NQl6U)

195 I am thankful to see people in person and on social media continue the fight for life, liberty, and property despite this election.

"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

Mal Reynolds

Posted by: Aaron at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (Tlix5)

196 I'm thankful for the soft fleece lined blanket I got for $17.00 at WalMart. When I saw where things were going last night, I unwrapped it and pulled it over my head and shoulders. I felt better. Some kind of DIY regression therapy made possible with a soft new blanket.

Posted by: snowcrash at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (I30qo)

197 the beatings will continue until morale improves...

Posted by: Raquel at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (IJOxR)

198 I am thankful for the very tasty Hate Chicken and Hate Chocolate Shake I got today for lunch at Chik-Fil-A.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (OWjjx)

199 I'm thankful I sold my Microsoft stock a decade ago.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (QKKT0)

200 So I asked my secretary to just give it to me randomly when she could fit it in.

I lol'd.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (/kI1Q)

201 Here's something.

I know someone who was in an area badly hit by Sandy.

She had no power, no heat. She would retreat to her car for an hour a day to check emails on her cell phone (plugged into her car's lighter charger) and enjoy an hour of the car's heat.

Until she ran out of gas. There was no gas for miles and miles around.

She had to go out every day around the neighborhood to gather twigs. Twigs, because she ran out of firewood in two days.

But other people did that too, and soon she had to walk miles to find twigs. And not many of them.

Groceries were completely out of food. In some cases, they had weird things left on the shelves, stuff no one usually eats (pig knuckles, that sort of thing).

She was unable to do her job (she works from home).

She told another friend, "You have no idea how many hours of the day it takes just to survive."

I think that puts some perspective on things.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (LCRYB)

202 This is a great country worth fighting for. Ace's site makes life more enjoyable. We all fight in our own way, I am thankful for a site that I can comment on and make by case and let other similarly minded people poke holes. Messaging is bettered by critique.

Plus the Texans are still in first place. Tough game this week against the Bears.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (gmeXX)

203 Too soon. FML.

Posted by: LASue at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (pWeX5)

204 RE: p0rn-free

One trick is to block the 10-20 'tube sites you can remember from your wireless router's admin panel... than set the password to get into your router to something you can't remember, than hide the password, written down on a piece of paper, in the pages of any unpopular novel at your local library.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (UypUQ)

205 OK, someone has to say it: I Am Thankful For Ace andThis Site and, yes, For YOU GUYS/GALS.

Posted by: UpWithSheeple! at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (uEm7J)

206 160 I just got 501 (c) 3 status and am the proud COO of the worlds only libertardian environmental NGO. Also I have a huge penis and the ginger waitress just shoved her boobs on me.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at November 07, 2012 04:09 PM (gkfSV)

--I'm actually more interested in hearing more about the first part than the second.

Posted by: logprof being implicitly political at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (jKE+Z)

207 two friends reminded me as i really needed to reminded....God's plan is not our plan & we are in this world but not of this world....as a person of faith....i forget about the having "faith" part....i'm a work in progress

Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 07, 2012 04:14 PM (Ho2rs)

208 I was inconsolable this morning, but seeing the new (non-political) Bill Whittle vid, "A New Beginning" inspired me a lot.

It starts a little scattered, but stick with it. It's well worth it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s02SypCcYIc&

Posted by: Atlas Mugged at November 07, 2012 04:14 PM (u0GTE)

209 So I asked my secretary to just give it to me randomly when she could fit it in.

Dude. Helluva secretary.

Posted by: grognard at November 07, 2012 04:14 PM (NS2Mo)

210 142Beer.
Bacon.
Bacon beer.Posted by: Roy===================soak the bacon in beer, drain, sprinkle with brown sugar, then bake while drinking a fresh beer.

Posted by: eurw at November 07, 2012 04:14 PM (mF+Zz)

211 Got approved for my Home loan today. I cannot wait to get out of the crappy rental house I am in. Will sign next wed and break ground Thursday or Friday.

Posted by: Picric at November 07, 2012 04:14 PM (RGIEp)

212 Just remember, God is in control and He does have a sense of humor.

Posted by: Rick at November 07, 2012 04:14 PM (zq+yq)

213 I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old.

And there's always bacon. And fried turkey. And more bacon. And cheesecake.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 07, 2012 04:14 PM (/eBe8)

214 ~~~~~~Truth be told I don't think I lasted four days~~~~~~

Oh, you deceitful bastard! You let that chicken lie for you!

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 04:14 PM (ZrUUM)

215 My son is Jesus in Godspell, starts tomorrow night, for 3 nights. My other son left yesterday for 2 months on the Emerald Isle. My daughter has a full-time job and is cooking Thanksgiving dinner.

Posted by: madamex at November 07, 2012 04:15 PM (+kvQd)

216 Well hellfire. I can endure anything--and it looks like I'm going to have to for the next four years. But there's a whole wide world out there to think about. I could always do an Alec Baldwin and go to Canada, but on second thought I'll stay here. My overseas friends have told me that the voters made a wise choice. I'll pick better overseas friends--something to do for the next four years.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at November 07, 2012 04:15 PM (oe1aw)

217 55 Posted by: Anachronism at November 07, 2012 03:58 PM (NRYUg)

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Just as long you're not muscling in on my corner.

Posted by: Anachronda needs MOAR CHOCOLATE at November 07, 2012 04:15 PM (FzhYM)

218 As a Cubs fan, I am grateful that the 2012 season is over.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at November 07, 2012 04:15 PM (OWjjx)

219 Wawa has flavored hot chocolate now! Hazelnut, Caramel and Peppermint.

A few blocks from my house. Too close to avoid the temptation.

Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2012 04:15 PM (jm/9g)

220 8 Well start us off, Ace, tell us what's important to you. Besides comic book movies and Marco Rubio's garbage... hookers, porn,booze,hobo hunting,,,,, Anybody else?

Posted by: harleycowboy at November 07, 2012 04:15 PM (JKGfQ)

221 For the gentleperson that wanted the name of a good book to read, Reflections on a Ravaged Century by Robert Conquest is excellent. My Dark Places by James Ellroy (or anything by Ellroy); and /or The Postman Always Rings Twice by James Cain are good books. Best wishes all.

Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2012 04:15 PM (mbfn/)

222 drink, you morons, drink!!

Posted by: jake in ID at November 07, 2012 04:15 PM (W6iIX)

223 I need to change some shit in my life and this post has given me the impetus to do so, starting tomorrow.

Posted by: Dr Spank at November 07, 2012 04:15 PM (4cRnj)

224 most importantly.....SPRING TRAINING BEGINS IN 100 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (Ho2rs)

225 Since we are all lying, I might mention my wife sucks my dick every morning.


Swallows too!


http://tinyurl.com/67lxf7

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (wR+pz)

226 Thank you Ace, I've been close to tears all day today and close to utter depression and despair. But reading this thread has brought me to tears for another reason entirely. I still live in a country with decent, good people who love America just as I do. I am not alone, maybe outnumbered but never alone.

Posted by: Kronos at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (6EFOB)

227 Also McDonalds has the Holiday Custard Pies back 2 for a buck.

Posted by: Picric at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (RGIEp)

228 Not to go all Braveheart, but what is important to me and what I have, and continue to be willing to fight and bleed and die for if necessaryis FREEDOM.

Posted by: tj at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (D/RCK)

229 #209

Sir, I believe you took my remark out of context. . .

Though I have to say, I like where you're going with that .




Posted by: looking closely at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (6Q9g2)

230 I am thankful for my 2 year old son and that my wife and I have jobs and our family has a roof over their heads.


And my Packers are 6-3 despite injuries to key players and the Seattle Screwjob.

Posted by: packsoldier at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (LbfLY)

231 The NHL is dead to me.

The Coyotes lost me as a fan when they moved to geographically undesirable Glendale. When they were downtown, I could enjoy a few beers and get home safely. 45 minutes on the freeway? That's a no-go.

Posted by: jakeman at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (96M6e)

232 I am grateful that HR left their office unlocked so I could steal their giant 3 hole punch.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (ZrUUM)

233 I am thankful for my power. I cannot begin to explain the simple pleasure of opening the fridge without preplanned extraction strategy. During the process my husband on the sidelines chanting, "GO,GO,GO" The first morning when the power was back I bathed in the glow of the fridge light.
Honesty it is so easy to forget how much simpler our lives are because of modern appliances and electricity.

Posted by: Long Island at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (EsJl1)

234 I discovered that after 16 years of marriage, we're now expecting our 2nd child today. That is something I'm very thankful for!

Posted by: khelek at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (j1CLz)

235 My God, my wife, our boys.

Posted by: Drewbicle at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (xJIt7)

236 As a Cubs fan, I am grateful that the 2012 season is over.

_____

Asa Cubs fan, I am grateful for the patience being one has taught me. I think it will come in handy over the next four years. To be a Cubs fan is to be the eternal optimist. And I remain so.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (gmeXX)

237
The drunk guy who rear-ended me today just was there to knock me out of my funk and to laugh at him for staying up too late and celebrating. He informed me he will lose his insurance after this.
I have my beautiful kids. I have bacon and vodka. I'm having a bloody mary with bacon in it for dinner. I ate frozen yogurt for lunch. I'm getting a new shotgun.
I'm gonna be OK.

Posted by: Hazchic at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (wr36r)

238 I have a beautiful wife, son, and unknown new member of the family due to finish assembly and configuration in may.

I got to go hunting this year, and our party went 5 for 6 on bagging deer....In California.

I have a good job and a chance to pursue some of my personal interests. Maybe I can get back to flying and attempting to build my own airplane this year.

I live in a decent neighborhood.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (0q2P7)

239

I broke the rules of the thread--please do me a favor and delete this comment and the last.

Damnit.

Posted by: Wow the Dems Suck! at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (r2PLg)

240 Julia didn't betray Winston so much as get broken by Big Brother. The question we're left with is whether anyone will be free once repression technology and methodology reaches a certain point. Orwell seemed less than optimistic.

Posted by: Pollution-Based Life Form at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (sOtz/)

241 I'm grateful that my parents are okay, that I'm employed, and that I've already made all of my evil gun purchases.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (9SwFX)

242 >>Like an alcoholic, I slip. A fair amount. >>But less. >>Truth be told I don't think I lasted four days.

Get a cat. I dig teh pr0nz, but can't bring myself to do that in front of him.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (XMDuf)

243 Since we are all lying, I might mention my wife sucks my dick every morning.


Swallows too!

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (wR+pz)


Ooh. How'd you find out?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (QKKT0)

244 Ummm .. ..

Let me get back to you in a couple days . . .

Posted by: A One-Eyed Cat Peepin' in the Seafood Store at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (eMtQ2)

245 My two kids and knowing that I am doing all I can to make the country a better place for them. While the horizon may currently be dark, the clouds will someday clear and a better day will come.

Posted by: Doug at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (mO4j5)

246 Aside from the Holy Bible, where all that is worth finding can be found, and then never taken by anyone, Allen Eckert's "Winning of America" series can provide an alcohol-free escape. History of real people at its best.

Posted by: Your Inner Voice at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (C34KJ)

247 I was unhappy at work. People with less skills than me were climbing the ladder faster than I was.

I was in a similar situation 2 years ago. Out of nowhere I got an unsolicited contact on my LinkedIn for the exact description of my dream job. I busted my hump on the interview, got the job, and I've been super-happy with work ever since.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (B/VB5)

248 Wife. Daughter. Ssalvation through Christ. God the Father.. and Sam Adams Boston Lager

Posted by: tykrock at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (HFTWF)

249 I am thankful that my short game is starting to round into shape now that the golf season is coming to an end. Shot 40 on the back 9 on the home course the other day. Only 14 putts on a brutally tough course in less than ideal conditions.

Posted by: AndrewsDad at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (C2//T)

250 Got a job, a home, a church, plenty of guitars, a knack for making creme brulee, and the sweetest, stupidest beagle in Georgia.

Posted by: The Mad Analyst at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (hZ4ZR)

251

We've already got two Kindles in the house, an iPad, ThinkPad, Alienware, Dell laptop, custom made gaming pc's, 8000 monitors, blackberry, iPhone, PS3, Xbox, ...

...more wireless crap beaming through my brain cells

hence, the beach (but with the Kindle!)

Posted by: sunshine & the beach at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (LpQbZ)

252 My teen-age son notwithstanding, my 7 year old son thinks I am the greatest thing on earth, even as he "beats" me at Madden (despite attempting 80 yard field goals, and punting on 1st down)....

Posted by: DaveinNC at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (boNGU)

253 >>Get a cat. I dig teh pr0nz, but can't bring myself to do that in front of him.

What's the big deal?
He'd probably do it front of you.

Posted by: looking closely at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (PwGfd)

254 Thankful for my wife, our two and a half year old golden retriever, our home, our jobs and yes, our crazy families. And we will try and add to our family this year. Onward.

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (F0syl)

255
Posted by: khelek at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (j1CLz)
Congrats! That is great news. And if your first is old enough, you have a built in sitter. Bonus!

Posted by: Hazchic at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (wr36r)

256 Well I'm looking forward to Skyfall.

Posted by: Iblis at November 07, 2012 04:18 PM (9221z)

257 Good luck Dr Spank. I have the same thought as you; I got plenty of things to do and improve on; and whoever is President doesn't change that. Life is short and I am lucky to be an American with a lot of freedoms. Take care Dr Spank.

Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2012 04:19 PM (mbfn/)

258 I am grateful for the Poker Flats Aurora Camwhich shows realtime aurora borealis near Fairbanks, Alaska. I watched it last night when fear tried to take hold.

The planetary K is increasing, so watching tonight should be a thrill.

http://salmon.nict.go.jp/live/aurora_cam/live_aurora_cam_e.html

Posted by: MathMom at November 07, 2012 04:19 PM (t9ncT)

259 I think the Morons need to meet up more often. I don't have very many friends who are as political as I am. And my brothers are both too liberal for me. One of them at least claims to be an Independent, and is willing to admit that Obama is a disaster (though he doesn't blame Obama for that- not sure who he does blame, though). The other is a full on DemoCommie, now.

I need to be able to hang out with people who agree with me. Just to play pool or poker or whatever, but people I know agree with me about the way the world should work.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 07, 2012 04:19 PM (/eBe8)

260 I'm thankful for God ultimately being in control of things, and for His greatest gift to me...my family.

Posted by: Mr_Write at November 07, 2012 04:19 PM (CLkAH)

261 I'm thankful my local police department is understaffed and unable to do rigorous investigations.

Posted by: Dr Spank at November 07, 2012 04:19 PM (4cRnj)

262 As a Dallas Cowboys fan, I am grateful for Tony Romo


O.K., everyone knows that is a lie. But it has to be the biggest lie of the day so I win something, right?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (OWjjx)

263 I'm PMSing today but I haven't killed anyone yet so I got that going for me.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik, SMOD enthusiast at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (YOZSv)

264 It's been a beautiful, warm autumn here in Colorado, a great one for hunters and fishermen. I'm loving it. Also, the donkeys are kicking ass. I think I'm going to string up a rod, walk four blocks to the river and harass the trout for an hour or two.

Posted by: Jordan at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (jRfn3)

265 >>Get a cat. I dig teh pr0nz, but can't bring myself to do that in front of him.


For God's sake, don't get a monkey.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (QKKT0)

266 "She told another friend, "You have no idea how many hours of the day it takes just to survive."

We are all spoiled. ALL of us.

Civilization is an amazing thing.

Reading an absolutely fantastic book right now-- 1493, about the impact of the discovery and colonization of the New World across the globe, from the Americas to Asia to Europe. Can't recommend it enough, best book of the year, I learn something new in every chapter (like, genuinely new-- and I'm a Cliff Clavin of trivia and I'm surprised all the time but how little I knew about this period).

One thing that struck me? How many people died colonizing the Americas. Europeans, Africans, you name it-- humanity died in *bushels* coming here, for hundreds of years. Malaria, starvation... something like 9 out of 10 British colonists died in the Americas in the beginning. Yet they kept coming. Rich, poor, educated, ignorant... none of it mattered at all.

We have it wonderful in 2012. We should always be thankful.

Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (Ys6PL)

267

family, friends, my health.....

that and the Chiefs will win at least one game this season.....

Posted by: fixerupper at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (yzX2R)

268
I don't have children, but I have my two nephews, my brother's children. They are worth defending, worth dying for if it becomes necessary during the coming zombie apocalypse. So I've hoarded ammo, bandages, beans and rice, not for my own survival, but for theirs.

The best part is, I've been discussing things with the bro SiL and we've pretty much decided that the kids are getting mature enough to take to the range for their first time with the boomsticks. Looking forward to it over the holidays.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (TIIx5)

269 Positive things... the commenters here who put a smile on my face. Ace for letting us kick our dirty shoes and socks off in his living room.

Speaking of Ace, could you put a simple link to Amazon up on the front page that has your identity number for Amazon on it? I've gotta spend some serious money there in the coming year and I want to make sure you get a cut.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (feFL6)

270 Well, I am thankful that my spouse if loving and caring. And I have a GREAT dog named Jake. My son and his family are doing well. Although they are in the navy in Japan and he has my grandchildren with him. That part is a bummer. But they are happy and I am glad they are enjoying their life. Other than that 'WHAT THE SHIT HAPPENED'

Posted by: RUReadingthis at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (V92KK)

271
I am thankful thatI am one of a minority of people on this globe, thatis actually able to cast a vote for the leader of my country. Losing is always a possibility, but even being able to vote makes us all winners.

Never, ever lose sight of this fact.

Posted by: Gunslinger at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (4S7hN)

272 >>>Well I'm looking forward to Skyfall.

Don't read reviews. I made that mistake. Reviewers give stuff away.

I'm going to review it without having seen it: Like the Dark Knight movies, it tries too hard to add "depth" and "drama" into a formula that really won't bear much weight.

I get that feeling.

But of course I'll see it.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:20 PM (LCRYB)

273
Aw. Ace, you are so awesome.
Can talk about Walking Dead? Spoilers?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (DoZD+)

274 How ya been Harry, you still got Christy Canyon's digits?

Posted by: Ron Jeremy's fading libido at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (3niml)

275
Fucking ampersand gremlins......grrrrrrrr.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (TIIx5)

276 I have a wonderful wife who I love, and I need to spend more time with her instead of reading blogs. I have family alive and near me, and a great job that I work hard at but that is intellectually challenging as well. I have faith in God that things will be okay. Today at lunch I heard someone say "it's not the end of the world otherwise God wouldn't allow it to happen". Still free will but you get the picture. It calms me down that perspective. This is a beautiful country and I am a lucky man!

Posted by: ! at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (gt2Lo)

277 I forgot to add that I have been chosen as a 1st Assistant Scoutmaster for one of our Council's Troops that are going to the first National Jamboree that will be held at The Summit in WV next year. So I have to get in shape for hiking up and down hill and dale and to look forward to showering with "ambient temperature" water. All at age 59, and I love it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (5PkZK)

278 Notre Dame is undefeated

Posted by: jeff at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (BMsF2)

279 I was inconsolable this morning, but seeing the new (non-political) Bill Whittle vid, "A New Beginning" inspired me a lot.

I'm liking this. Thank you.

Posted by: t-bird at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (FcR7P)

280 Are we done being thankful? Can we get back to what we are best at?

If not, I'm thankful for that.

Posted by: SH at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (gmeXX)

281 "They grow into black belts so fast."
And in Tar Kwon Do they hand em out way too fast and way too easy. It's good exercise, good for the focus and they have very good stretching programs. Just make sure they don't think they can whip the world when they get that black belt.

Take that one for what it's worth.

Four of the finest men I have known (and three of their wives) I have the privilege of calling friends. And they consider me family, as I do them.
That's all I have.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (6Zy+s)

282 im thankful that i have always had the ability to use an &

Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (Ho2rs)

283 Too early for this. Don't ruin my favorite holiday by starting the counting of the blessings too early. Got to get the bile out of the system first before healing comes.

Posted by: Aghast at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (x8Wor)

284 >>>I think the Morons need to meet up more often. I don't have very many friends who are as political as I am. And my brothers are both too liberal for me. One of them at least claims to be an Independent, and is willing to admit that Obama is a disaster (though he doesn't blame Obama for that- not sure who he does blame, though). The other is a full on DemoCommie, now.

>>>I need to be able to hang out with people who agree with me. Just to play pool or poker or whatever, but people I know agree with me about the way the world should work.

Yes we'll have to do a moron meetup thread.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:21 PM (LCRYB)

285 I'm thankful the house deal blew up because now I'll be able to get more bang out of my real estate shopping buck.

Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (jm/9g)

286

“We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, 'Why did this happen
to me?' unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way.”

Posted by: Lucas at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (flH3R)

287 You know, I don't even have the heart to wade thru other websites - they're just too cold. AOSHQ is where I want to be, among the other 'rons and 'ronettes.

I've got a great family. We have a roof over our head, food in the pantry, clothes on our backs. We have some great, good friends. I'm self-employed and truly love what I do. Not a bad point to start from...

Posted by: Hari Seldon, Psychohistorian at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (r2z3p)

288 >>>3 Hmmm, well I am thankful for something in the last few months... I proposed to my love while we were in Munich for Oktoberfest and she said yes! Hot damn!

What she say when she sobered up?

Posted by: Walkers! at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (C4dFv)

289
I'm also thankful my wife only hung up on me once during my rants for this campaign (and well...it was today when I was all eeyore-ish.)
Great Girl she is. Puts up with a lot of shit.

Posted by: tsrblke at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (GaqMa)

290 Weft cut loop, if you're here - I'm reading your book. It's pretty entertaining.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (ZrUUM)

291 I adore my husband, and he is way too good for me.

We paid off our home two months ago, and I am incredibly blessed to be living my dream life on 12 gorgeous acres, surrounded by family.


Even though I know "things" don't matter, I have lots of things I love...plenty of books, music, candles, perfume, lots of crafty things to make, and more Christmas decorations than is probably decent. (I have three trees up in my living room already)


Thank you for this thread, ace...we really need to concentrate on what is good, because you get what you concentrate on.


Oh, and I have you fucking Morons, too. I am starting to realize how important that's gonna be for the next four years.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (2rMmy)

292 A nice bit of news: my son Matt the Marine called the other day and told me he received a Navy Unit Citation ribbon. He was checking his records and it just......showed up. He thinks it was from when he was with 3/8 in Afghanistan.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (GJnGN)

293 I am thankful for World Of Tanks. While I play I only get mad at idiotic players (including myself, heheh).

Posted by: Rob at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (UC4zD)

294 My boss just told me today, even though the company is in deep shit, that I won't be laid off and we got a 1.1 million job yesterday. He took me to lunch today and told the waiter I was his right hand gal. Of course I've been with the company for 20 years so I do know where all the bodies are buried.

Posted by: Jaimo at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (9U1OG)

295 @massideas at November 07, 2012 03:53 PM (v32fM) congratulations!

Posted by: plum at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (Z6itK)

296 Today is my birthday, and both of my daughter's called me. Seems a routine thing to most, not to me. Life is good!

Posted by: screwauger at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (Q+PHT)

297 >>>Can talk about Walking Dead? Spoilers?

you can if you MUST.

As far as spoilers, it's several days old now, right? I think 48 hours is the rule for TV.

So sure.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (LCRYB)

298 Congrats on the baby kehlek!

Posted by: Y-not hunting and pecking on the phone at November 07, 2012 04:22 PM (5H6zj)

299 Ooh. How'd you find out?




Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 07, 2012 04:17 PM (QKKT0)

Got an email from my girl friend.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 07, 2012 04:23 PM (wR+pz)

300 I'm thankful I have a family that can rely on each other. And they are the kings and queens of dark humor. And my mom makes a wicked quiche.

Posted by: Secundus at November 07, 2012 04:23 PM (aVGMa)

301 Every morning on my drive to work I pass by a homeless shelter. The line to get inside for breakfast breaks my heart for all of the families I'm seeing now in line with small children and babies.
I am grateful for my home, for food on the table, my kids, pets, and for good friends.

Posted by: Cheri at November 07, 2012 04:23 PM (G+Wff)

302 With the NHL strike my Toronto Maple Leafs are still undefeated!

Posted by: Vizzy at November 07, 2012 04:23 PM (H0lcY)

303 I have connected with all of my immediate family today and they always seem to make the darkest days feel better.

Oh, and I'll be having awesome sex tonight FWB style. Single life is the BEST!

Posted by: EV at November 07, 2012 04:23 PM (JtkMz)

304 Raviolis are gone. I should make more

Posted by: Racist Tea Party at November 07, 2012 04:23 PM (ZtMso)

305 I'm thankful for Dave's cheerleader pics. Because elbows.

Also, I knew a Julia once. She had a mustache.

I got a great wife, a six-year-old daughter, I live in a neat little house in a reddish town in a purple state, we're clawing our way out of debt, I've got a job that lets me work from home, and God's in control. Yeah, I can't complain, but sometimes I still do. Life's been good to me so far.

*slide guitar*

Also, you da man, Ace. Er, Ewok. Whatever. Go play in the snow.



Posted by: Moose4 at November 07, 2012 04:23 PM (W15Fy)

306 Awesome, TANSTAAFL.

Posted by: jakeman at November 07, 2012 04:23 PM (96M6e)

307 I am sad that Butterface Juggsy McWonderbra got voted off of Survivor.

The show is awful, and her huge knockers were the only reason I was watching.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:23 PM (LCRYB)

308 I've got tickets to see The Sword, Gypsyhawk and Eagle Claw this Saturday. It should be a great night for a metalhead like myself. Besides politics and shooting, metal music is my big passion in life. I am an avid collector and I write reviews on my own blog. No matter how shitty my life gets, I always have music. I also have the love of my wonderful wife and step-kids which is more important than anything.

Posted by: Witchfinder at November 07, 2012 04:24 PM (pLTLS)

309 The Borderlands 2 DLC is pretty cool. Played it all day yesterday to avoid paying attention to you-know-what.

Otherwise? I got nothin'. Oh, wait. I forgot. Jameson was on sale. Only $17.99. So there is that.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at November 07, 2012 04:24 PM (SY2Kh)

310 Oops forgot to change moniker

Posted by: David W. at November 07, 2012 04:24 PM (ZtMso)

311 I have a poker game to go to!
My cars are paid off!
I built myself a new computer!
My daughters and granddaughter are healthy!
I love Pizza!


And im grateful for #225 on this list. Very funny

Posted by: Stinky Weaselton at November 07, 2012 04:24 PM (6+z+l)

312 moonshiners starts up again tonight

Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 07, 2012 04:24 PM (Ho2rs)

313 ace.. I am still just devastated but I know life must and will go on. This is the only blog I have been on today and I think that I may just continue that tradition. The blogging here is stellar, the morons, many of them feel like real friends to me. That's why I came here this morning, although with a heavy heart. One good thing.. I promised myself when this election was over I would quit smoking and I am gonna stick with it.
Thank you ace for having somewhere we can come and hang out and have a good time and get each other thru the tough times.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 07, 2012 04:24 PM (1hNQS)

314 It starts a little scattered, but stick with it. It's well worth it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s02SypCcYIc&
Posted by: Atlas Mugged at November 07, 2012 04:14 PM (u0GTE)


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thanks

Posted by: sunshine & the beach at November 07, 2012 04:24 PM (LpQbZ)

315 I'm thankful that I am self-employed and working from home. Not only do I have a front-row seat to watch my son grow up, I can sip on dark & stormies while I work.

Isn't America great!

Posted by: prato at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (94Q1X)

316 Well, Far Cry 3 comes out in about 26 days. That should be fun.

Posted by: the lone lemon at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (xXhWA)

317 KARDASHIANS!!! WHOO! HOO!!
Oh - and "New Housewives of <something>" WOOT!! WOOT!!!

Sorry Ace, I'm just not very good at this today. I keep hyperventilating.
*breathe*

Posted by: MindlessIdiot at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (zAD45)

318 My grandfather set an example for me, by the way he lived. I'll never forget, and will pass his story down to future generations. Oh, and I am loving Misteltoe Lane in Farmville.

Posted by: Duhgee at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (26gda)

319 183 Is there a list of e-books written by morons?

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I'm not aware of a list, but don't forget all that good stuff by Sabrina Chase (aka badcatrobot) while you're at it.

Posted by: Anachronda needs MOAR CHOCOLATE at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (NmR1a)

320 Madamex my son had a friend in high school who played Jesus in Godspell. Five years later they still call him Jesus.

Posted by: Long Island at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (EsJl1)

321 Walkers!

Posted by: Walkers! at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (C4dFv)

322 Maybe we'll make some extra desserts this year, I've always wanted to try some apple pie from scratch.

When I told my seven year old granddaughter that we will make our own pie from scratchshe asked "Where do we get scratch?"

That always cracks me up when I remember it. And I am very grateful for her and my other three grandchildren.

Posted by: Decaf at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (+Bpfx)

323 I got a new (to me) computer at work, so now I don't have to put up with grinding and crashing all the time.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (4+LTj)

324 Weft cut loop, if you're here - I'm reading your book. It's pretty entertaining.Posted by: Empire of Jeff

Book? This is news to me.

Posted by: burned cut-loop at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (jo069)

325 Feeling better thanks to y'all. Just a tad, but it's a start.
My list: beautiful and healthy kids, sexy husband, good jobs, beautiful home, wonderful friends, adorable dog, good health, God, and morons. And marzipan.

Posted by: LASue at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (pWeX5)

326 I still have a net worth above zero, my daughter is going to graduate from nursing school in one month, and thanks to the Winston Wolf rule........

I won't have to learn what penis tastes like quite yet.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 07, 2012 04:26 PM (ccXZP)

327 This morning i got up at 530 kissed my little boy and my wife. Dressed for the cold, 37 is cold in SE NC, and hit my favorite creek in my canoe. The sun still managed to come up AND the fish were biting. Caught a dozen flounder or so and about 20 big red drum.

Posted by: traye at November 07, 2012 04:26 PM (ljbqx)

328 Tar - Tae - is this where I'm supposed to say I'm thankful for auto correct?

Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 07, 2012 04:26 PM (d4o2E)

329 Thanks Ace!

My girlfriend got a free 16 pound turkey at work.

Did I mention she works for a guy named Arthur Carlson?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 07, 2012 04:26 PM (BuSM8)

330 I work right down the street from a welfare office so I got that going for me...

Posted by: Talibill at November 07, 2012 04:26 PM (tdZGt)

331
Oh, and I'm thankful for the Horde. Never in the history of the 'nets has there been a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, but I can't quit you jackwagons.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 07, 2012 04:26 PM (TIIx5)

332 I love my family and friends. I also like the hobby I starting doing after my dad died- genealogy. I do wish I understood the DNA stuff more - have found cousins and possible cousins that way, though paperwork is what I started doing. Oh BTW, if you want to freak out people - either ask them for DNA (to determine cousin-ship). They won't talk to you much afterwards, if at all

Posted by: Baldy at November 07, 2012 04:26 PM (opS9C)

333 I have two wonderful, bright kids and will now try to relax and enjoy family time with them and my wife. My inlaws will be here for thanksgiving and, unlike last year, my father-in-law will get to eat with us. He is currently cancer free after having surgery, chemo, and radiation for esophageal cancer. (If you have gerd or barrett's, be proactive.). In June, my mom and sister's family will be joining us in California. We will be staying on a resort and enjoying the beach and legoland with all the kids together. And there are still plenty of good people on our side of the divide to commiserate with until the next time.

Posted by: Bane at November 07, 2012 04:26 PM (Xt3dD)

334 Im glad that the woman at the store with the "Save the TaTa's" t-shirt didn't slap me after my comments!

Posted by: Stinky Weaselton at November 07, 2012 04:26 PM (6+z+l)

335 I'm doing a commissioned children's Christmasbook illustration project and some of the drawings I've completed so far are among the best workI've ever done. I'm drawing castles and knights and peasants and old crones and horses and getting paid for it.

My girlfriend, very Boston Irish,is incredibly smart and pretty, and we've been together five years now. My daughter's doing well in college and has a boyfriend I don't want to murder quietly and bury in the garden. My son is finishing his advanced infantry training and is smart and strong and brave. So proud of him it hurts.

Life is good.

Posted by: troyriser at November 07, 2012 04:27 PM (vtiE6)

336 I read the Fall of Giants by Follett and was excited to see book 2 of the trilogy out. Picked it upat Sam's club last week. So I'm looking forward to reading that.
Guess I'll read itin the hospital while my hubby is in surgery. Can't wait!

Posted by: Say What? at November 07, 2012 04:27 PM (3hSf2)

337 So God decides to walk in the garb of a common man on earth and enjoy himself a bit. He walks into a bar and orders 5 tequila slammers, 5 B-52s, 5 flatliners, 5 Jager bombs and 5 jello shots. After he downs them all, he asks the bartender for repeats.
The bartender is amazed and asks, I have never seen anyone down so much booze and still not get drunk. How can He handle it?
God, says: don't you worry my child. I am God.
The bartender says: ok, NOW he is drunk.

Posted by: Tushar at November 07, 2012 04:27 PM (AG0Po)

338 Update on our station wagon's encounter with a semi trailer yesterday morning. Have talked to the insurance adjuster for the truck company's insurance company, found a backup car (have no idea if the truck company's insurance will pay for repairs, given our wagon is 34 years old, but runs perfectly), found a car Mr. Empire and I both like, and will be talking with someone about getting financing tomorrow afternoon.

I hate having to go into debt for a car, especially now, but we live six miles from the nearest town, and even if the wagon is a total, given its age it'll take quite a while to get body parts. If that works out, promptly, we won't have to depend on friends for transport to medical appointments and grocery shopping, so I'm really hoping it does.

Posted by: Empire1 at November 07, 2012 04:27 PM (2R8+y)

339 yea, Thanksgiving ?

that's two weeks from tomorrow - not 3

Posted by: November calling at November 07, 2012 04:27 PM (0upWk)

340 Well, if we can talk about TWD...

I'm grateful Laurie is dead. I couldn't stand her.

Posted by: runninrebel at November 07, 2012 04:27 PM (J4gw3)

341 Witchfinder, you raise a good point. The Sword's "Apocryphon" is AWESOME.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at November 07, 2012 04:27 PM (XMDuf)

342 Yes we'll have to do a moron meetup thread.

Posted by: ace ==================don't know if i qual for moron status, but it'd be nice to know if there are morons in EU

Posted by: eurw at November 07, 2012 04:27 PM (mF+Zz)

343 Hot stove, locomotive, put it in front of me. I got this shit.

Posted by: Pipe Holder at November 07, 2012 04:28 PM (VTeUD)

344 faith and family, as always. and my kidwas just selected to be part of the Washington All-State Junior Choir. neither her father nor i can sing a note; she sings like an angel. just hearing her, even if it is singing bruno mars or some other useless pop tune, makes me happy.

Posted by: katrina at November 07, 2012 04:28 PM (nzE4t)

345 Well, wife hid the aspirin, I have that to be thankful for. That and she unloaded the 10 pistols in the house and then sucked my dick.

I guess I'll be OK after I stop lying like shit and sober up.


It could happen. Does Allen really have a blog?





Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at November 07, 2012 04:28 PM (wR+pz)

346 I'll remember you said that when, after it took me
nine months just to see the doctor to get the diagnosis, the Government
tells my doctor and me that the cancer is a little too Stage III to
bother spending any money on.


Posted by: Sosad at November 07, 2012 03:57 PM (Xv7f/)

The IPAB (or as St Sarah would call them the Death Panel") is no joke. I have family that fear they may be facing this in reality very soon.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 07, 2012 04:28 PM (Cnqmv)

347
Man, reading this thread I remember all the things I should be thankful for.
I'm thankful my wife has a fulltime job, and I have a Graduate Assistantship. I'm thankful the new house is finally starting to feel like a home and less like empty space. And I'm thankful the repairs are being ticked off one by one by one.
Oh and giant reclining sectional sofa coming next week. Thankful for that.

Posted by: tsrblke at November 07, 2012 04:28 PM (GaqMa)

348 My 12 year old son has autism. Last night and this morning I was in the throes of despair. I didn't want to eat. I didn't want to pray. Then he looked in my eyes and gave me the biggest smile. He is why I will not give up the fight.

Posted by: Eric at November 07, 2012 04:28 PM (bONDc)

349 If I was on Survivor or Big Brother, the hot chicks leave last.

Posted by: Dr Spank at November 07, 2012 04:29 PM (4cRnj)

350 My personal message to the UAW...I've decided against buying a new car this year or for that matter, the next 4 years. Oh and by the way...you're welcome!

Posted by: billygoat at November 07, 2012 04:29 PM (r9JUC)

351 >>>110 I'm thankful I'll be dead before it gets really bad. Posted by: Mrs Compton

I sort of see it that way, too. I want everything in order before I die and I keep telling myself to throw/give away stuff now. I wish I were Jewish so I cd be dumped in a grave within 24 hours. But I think they do this ritual bathing. i don't want that. Just dump me in a hole with the clothes I'm wearing or cremate me in them.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 07, 2012 04:29 PM (C4dFv)

352 Posted by: Long Island at November 07, 2012 04:25 PM (EsJl1)

HA, I'll have to try that.

Posted by: madamex at November 07, 2012 04:29 PM (+kvQd)

353 I don't think I can bear to turn the TV on for awhile - for any reason. I'm going to head down to my favorite neighborhood Irish pub tonight (its wing night). I love wing night.

Posted by: Liberty Lover at November 07, 2012 04:29 PM (encrR)

354 "9
I am looking forward to some Thanksgiving ham, and my wife's famous
macaroni and cheese. Maybe we'll make some extra desserts this year,
I've always wanted to try some apple pie from scratch.

Need a recipe?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at November 07, 2012 04:29 PM (GJnGN)

355 My children and my husband really make me laugh, they are very funny but also have lots of common sense.

My cat makes me laugh too. I noticed he's acting like nothing happened....douche.

Hold onto your family, your values and your principles.

Posted by: mare at November 07, 2012 04:29 PM (A98Xu)

356 I thought Oregon Muse listed you as the author of "Warrior of God."

That's not you?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 04:29 PM (ZrUUM)

357 Im happy for Sir-Mix -Alot



"My anaconda dont want none unless you got buns hun"

Posted by: Stinky Weaselton at November 07, 2012 04:29 PM (6+z+l)

358 A positive non-political tweet: I am positively sure that I will never buy or listen to a Jay-z or Beyonce cd. I am also positive that a President or any other man that boast about having jay-z or Beyonce on their Ipod should get their man-card revoked. Courage!

Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2012 04:30 PM (mbfn/)

359 My son turns nine months old next week, and he is the apple of our eye. I fight for him and my many nieces and nephews.

Posted by: Flounder at November 07, 2012 04:30 PM (Kkt/i)

360 Like many have expressed, I'm using this as an opportunity to submit myself to God's will. This means not worrying about our future and trying to achieve absolute trust.

We're in the process of adopting, so that's pretty exciting.

Posted by: Links at November 07, 2012 04:30 PM (RgIRJ)

361 I too have to echo my thanks for Ace, the cob-loggers and all the rest of the Horde...it may not be much, but it sure feels like home.

Posted by: DaveinNC at November 07, 2012 04:30 PM (boNGU)

362 I have a lovely wife (1 year in), a job and a great family to be thankful for. It's just hard to remember that sometimes when you feel everything is going to hell. I suppose that's the purpose of this thread.

Posted by: Heralder at November 07, 2012 04:30 PM (+xmn4)

363 The new season of My Little Pony is starting soon.

Er, not that I'm thankful for that or anything. Sports sports sports.

Posted by: TK at November 07, 2012 04:30 PM (GPa6t)

364 My kids and I are healthier than we've ever been, so I'm thankful and happy for that. And I'm also evangelizing about gluten-free diets for kids with dyspraxia, so we can now all switch from political arguments to diet arguments. Yay.

And, my baby sister got herself a job! I'll make sure she really, really looks at that paystub and maybe I can have a new conservative voter by the time she can vote.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 07, 2012 04:30 PM (IPG9V)

365 Buy a Hyundai . No fucking UAW and the cars work!

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at November 07, 2012 04:30 PM (wR+pz)

366

800x600



This is nauseatingly pathetic.

Let’s recap. Things that are “important to us” in the
aftermath: Wife, children, ham, boobs, sports
(but not hockey, which isn’t being played right now), a dog, mom, sunshine, a child’s
giggle, music, sunrise, books, roast
chicken, a puppy, the girlfriend’s big tits, and novels.

Question: In the darkest days of the Soviet regime did
not the lowliest bednyak also have those things in his life and thought them important? Plus vodka?


The best tits in the world offer only so much comfort when you are not
free.

And you are less free today than you
were four years ago and in four years you will be less free than you are today.



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Posted by: Lipstick on a pig at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (Xv7f/)

367 Mt Etsy shop. My husband has been out of work for seven years. Could not find a job. So, we started this Etsy shop. I work full time for the main money and health insurance - but, the Etsy shop has brought us together and pays the college loans for our daugher. It is like working two jobs. I work all day and then come home and work all night, but it is fun work. We do it together. It has restored his confidence and he is a master shipper and handler. Ir is also teaching me so much about how to run a business. I linked it just so you could see ... not to shill ... it isn't really a moron thing. Too girly ... but I wanted you to see what we have come up with to make ends meet. I design everything - he helps me construct and does all shipping etc. October was our best month yet - been doing this for 18 mos.

Posted by: Janetoo at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (R+fMx)

368 >>>To be a Cubs fan is to be the eternal optimist. And I remain so.

I agree. For a half century I've always said in late September "With a pile that big, there has to be a pony in there somewhere"

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (VndSC)

369 >>>"Where do we get scratch?"

It's in the cupboard in the bag labeled "FLOUR"

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (0q2P7)

370 I have a poker game to go to!My cars are paid off!I built myself a new computer!My daughters and granddaughter are healthy!I love Pizza!And im grateful for #225 on this list. Very funny
Posted by: Stinky Weaselton at November 07, 2012 04:24 PM (6+z+l)


-----------------------------------------------


I'm close to your list.

-- My home is paid off

-- My car is paid off

-- I've still got a good job

-- Two other members of my immediate family is still alive.

-- Got money (for what it's worth) in banks and mutual funds

-- I'm still free to travel abroad - go diving

-- Cats are old but reasonably healthy

Posted by: Soona at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (EUJBD)

371 329

Did she say what # of dead cat bounce she caught it on?

Posted by: rickb223 (I am John Galt) at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (GFM2b)

372 You know, I think I could handle the zombie apocalypse now. I'm prepared and it would certainly take my mind off politics.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (C4dFv)

373 Hmmn. How about "Costa Rica is a decent place for expat's"?

Posted by: nuclearjim at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (dgRn2)

374 I'm thankful that I have dodged the Sweet Meteor of Death that has been aimed at me personally three times in the past two years. After a couple of close calls, I feel like I'm out of the woods for good.

I'm thankful for a close-knit family and a circle of life-long friends.

I'm thankful for the newly-found strength and energy I have to pursue my goals and hobbies.

I'm thankful for the natural beauty that surrounds me every day, for the talented people who enrich my life with music, and for second chances.


Posted by: Double Wide at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (8qoXL)

375 348, My 12 year old son has autism. Last night and this morning I was in the throes of despair. I didn't want to eat. I didn't want to pray. Then he looked in my eyes and gave me the biggest smile. He is why I will not give up the fight.
** I hear you. My little girl is on the spectrum too and she is just peaches. Good luck to you, Eric. It's a hard battle and I know it well.

Posted by: IC at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (a0IVu)

376 I'm grateful we have a barrel for you to get in.

Posted by: runninrebel at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (J4gw3)

377 Temporal things that bring me happiness: Intelligent, beautiful wife for a best friend, two optimistic and inquisitive kids, trying to fight for the political advancement of good conservatives in my town, making a mojito at night, old prog music by Yes and Genesis, new music by Arcade Fire, Sun Kil Moon and Radiohead..... seeing and talking about the "good" in people when I engage them.....still waiting for Kenny Stabler to come out of retirement to lead the Silver and Black to the Promised Land.

Posted by: Spike at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (TdwGH)

378 Abi on Survivor has, as Al pacino would say, "A GREAT ASS!!! AND BIG TOO!!'.

Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (mbfn/)

379 My husband cooks, makes beds and does laundry. I challenge anyone to beat that.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (DoZD+)

380 I'm thankful that I have a loving family and good circle of friends (though not quite as conservative as I'd like them to be). Whatever happens, and I think a lot is going to happen in the next two and four years, I know that I at least have them.

And also thankful to you, Ace, and all the cob loggers for maintaining a site like this. I know this isn't exactly a money-maker, but it's great that this site is here for us all to vent our anguish and revel in our victories. You come here for the posts, but you stay for the comments.

That and boobehs. Those things are awesome.

Posted by: Armando at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (5iuEW)

381 What's the big deal?
He'd probably do it front of you.


One of mine plopped himself right in front of the door to lick his tender vittles last week during the Halloween candy hand-out.

You can't buy entertainment like pets.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (/kI1Q)

382 Also, thankful I've got this magic box in front of me that I can hang out here with the Morons, then tap a few keys and I'm driving around Daytona in iRacing or beating up some stuff in World of Warcraft (Basic Campfire for Warchief 2013!) or playing Spreadsheets in Space Online (EVE). Which reminds me, on my rare forays into EVE these days, I should try and find the Moron channel. I'll even make a new character, female with boobs, if it'll help morale to wack off to an avatar. I'm a helper.

Also, any 'rons gonna try out Planetside 2 when it opens up on the 20th? First person persistent-world sci-fi shooter for PC. I'm in the beta, I'm not really a shooter guy but it's not bad.

Posted by: Moose4 at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (W15Fy)

383 Posted by: Lipstick on a pig at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (Xv7f/)

Second offense! Recidivist!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (QKKT0)

384 >>>800x600

I'm grateful for the comic relief provided by morons who haven't figured out that you can't post directly from MS Word.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (0q2P7)

385 I believe I've mentioned before that my father is bipolar and has Parkinson's. He's in his mid 70's now and he is starting on the downslope of the worst with the Parkinson's. About two months ago, he began falling fairly frequently. His doctor put him on a new class of medication since he was maxed out on what he could take on the other class. It seemed to be helping somewhat until the day he went for a walk and fell. He hit his head hard and went to the ER where the CT scan and MRI were negative for any type of bleed. Within days of that, he began decompensating rapidly. Within three weeks, he was unable to stand on his own, could not walk, could not sit up on his own, was completely unable to provide basic care for himself and was intermittently incoherent when speaking. He'd lost nearly 30 pounds and he had maybe 5-10 to lose to start with. His muscle tone was visibly degrading on nearly a daily basis. My mother was providing all his care and was at the end of her rope. I was about to move back in with them to help until such time as we could get him admitted to a nursing home. Frankly, I was counting his life expectancy in weeks, at the outside.


My mother woke up in the middle of the night with something telling her to go read the side effects of his new medicine. She did. Every single side effect was what he was going through. She took him off the medicine the next morning. By the next day, he was walking with a walker. Within a week, he was walking without a cane and could care for himself. His doctor did a major work up and determined that the interaction with the lithium was what caused the reaction. He dropped my dad's lithium down as well. It took about a week for the last of the medication to work out of his system.

Two weeks ago my father went out and played nine holes of golf. He hasn't had the strength to play nine holes in months. He is sharper mentally than he's been in nearly a year. He's gotten his appetite back and he's walking better than he has in months. His hand tremors aren't nearly as bad.


It's a miracle. It's truly a miracle.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (Gk3SS)

386 Okay - here is the right link first link was STUPID

Posted by: Janetoo at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (R+fMx)

387 I'm happy that our son received a promotion and a glowing letter of commendation from his battalion commander. I'm so proud of him it hurts.

And the kid makes me laugh so hard I cry. He can mimic anyone. Had me laughing so hard in the car one day I nearly ran off the road.

I'm so grateful for this crazy blog and the Horde. Thanks, Ace.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2012 04:33 PM (UOM48)

388 most importantly.....SPRING TRAINING BEGINS IN 100 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 07, 2012 04:16 PM (Ho2rs)



Ooooh, thanks for that, PG. Ihad forgotten about that. I am also grateful the Yankees got swept in the playoffs. It truly is the little things in life....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 07, 2012 04:33 PM (2rMmy)

389 One thing I'm HUGELY grateful for is the Ace of Spades blog and the "new media" in general. Just think where the world would be without truth and honest, intelligent debate based on facts the truthful information-mining? That's probably the best thing America has going for it right now.

Thank God we have some wonderful tools to work with. Chin up, my friends. When faced with the seemingly impossible, Americans innovate. And innovate we shall!

Posted by: JustARegularAmerican at November 07, 2012 04:33 PM (zAD45)

390 Reading three good books right now: World Without End by Ken Follet, Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and The Desert Spear by Peter V Brett.

Posted by: levi at November 07, 2012 04:33 PM (5V/0T)

391 God has been good to us.Our daughter got engaged.Our third son confided to us that he's purchased a ring and will ask his lovely girlfriend next week to be his wife.Our oldest son has one child,our beautiful granddaughter, who is the light of our lives. I love when we go anywhere, she grabs my hand and says, "Come with me Mimi". My husband is the most loyal and kindest man I've ever known and my family is in good health. We'll all get through this together.

Posted by: Mimi at November 07, 2012 04:33 PM (v+XsT)

392 I have been listening to the song "What I Got" from Sublime quite a bit today. The verses speak to my general emotional state this morning. The chorus is the mantra I am using to try and move forward. While occassionally the thought "f^(k it or fight it, its all the same" creaps in to my mind mind, I purposefully replace it with "let the lovin', let the lovin come back to me". Afterall, "life is to short, so love the one you got", and what I got is a wonderful wife and an awesome young son.

Posted by: RyMo at November 07, 2012 04:33 PM (leNBy)

393 >>>I won't have to learn what penis tastes like quite yet.


Ew. LOL

Posted by: Walkers! at November 07, 2012 04:34 PM (C4dFv)

394 >>I think that puts some perspective on things.

Perspective is under-rated and often lost.

I didn't exactly have a banner year. I lost just about every material thing I owned in a divorce. I had three surgeries and almost lost a kidney. My business is struggling.

But I have my great kids. We caught our limit at the lake last weekend.

My youngest gets pouty - as all kids of that age sometimes do. Last time he did I sat him down and said "You really think you have it bad? There is a children's hospital 10 minutes from here. I'll take you there and you'll see room after room of kids with cancer, no hair, but smiling. You want to go?"

Perspective.

Posted by: angler at November 07, 2012 04:34 PM (SwjAj)

395 Actually the first post nailed it for me. I have faith in an almighty God!<br>
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Now onto other stuff. Dear NHL; I know you have a seething contempt for the fans but can you somehow overcome that and start the damn season already. The NBA sucks a steaming pile of excrement and is unwatchable. Please NHL, start already. <br>
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The new Rush album is great! Its been on a constant rotation on my CD player forweeks now. <br>
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Samuel Adams Winter Lager is out. Great beer!<br>
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Please fix the editing here, as I know the lame attempts by me to edit will fail badly.<br/>

Posted by: puddleglum at November 07, 2012 04:34 PM (+NOBG)

396 >>>It's a miracle. It's truly a miracle.

wonderful.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (LCRYB)

397 It's a miracle. It's truly a miracle.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (Gk3SS)


Awesome news, alex. We all need to hear things like this today! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (2rMmy)

398 Thankful for: My beautiful daughter. America. Freedom. The military. Chardonnay. Monterey jack cheese. Dark chocolate M&Ms. Sunshine coming through the trees. This thread. All y'all.

Posted by: ThanksMo at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (PbxB6)

399 I second the idea of more Moron Meatups. Community will help us get through this. (And I promise I won't use the term "meatspace" much.)

Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (/D8ux)

400 Ace, one of your sites best moments was when the late Andrew Breitbart logged in to your comment section and was trying to get your faithful followers to get over to his Big sites and comment there. Props to you, Andrew and his family, and your peeps.

Posted by: Tom at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (mbfn/)

401 My 6 yr old starts his 1st Jiu Jitsu class on Saturday. We both watch UFC/MMA together and he's amped about learning to grapple. I'm excited to share this with him. I think it'll be great for his confidence and learning to defend yourself never hurt anyone.
Took a boxing class myself Saturday. I have another one this weekend. Physical activity keeps me happy and fit. It's good to have a challenge, even if it humbles you occassionally.

Posted by: Warden at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (HzhBE)

402 [I thought Oregon Muse listed you as the author of "Warrior of God." That's not you?
Posted by: Empire of Jeff


Nope. Someone else.

Posted by: burned cut-loop at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (jo069)

403 I'm thankful Abe Vigoda is still alive.

Posted by: Soona at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (EUJBD)

Posted by: Spike at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (TdwGH)

405 Thank a veteran this Sunday.

Posted by: Tacwin at November 07, 2012 04:36 PM (8GQ60)

406 That's great, AtC. Glad to hear it.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 04:36 PM (ZrUUM)

407 I am grateful for my wife's service dog, a Portuguese Water Dog, who she trained, but who likes me better than her. So much so that I now have to go clean up her vomit... the dog's, not my wife's.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at November 07, 2012 04:36 PM (XN0LR)

408 She told another friend, "You have no idea how many hours of the day it takes just to survive."



I think that puts some perspective on things.





Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 04:13 PM (LCRYB)


But Obama's response to the hurricane was teh AWESOME!!!!

Sorry.,....denounced for violating the rules.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 07, 2012 04:36 PM (UK9cE)

409 Wow, Alex, that's awesome. So happy to hear that.

Posted by: Heralder at November 07, 2012 04:37 PM (+xmn4)

410 alexthechick, that's awesome.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 07, 2012 04:37 PM (UOM48)

411 I fight for red wine

Posted by: Spypeach at November 07, 2012 04:37 PM (pwTow)

412
Last night was rough, I'll admit it. But this morning, I did what I always do when I'm down in the dumps or am pissed off and want to bite someone's head off: I tell myself "Time to be an adult," and I pull myself together and get back to work.

As Ace noted, it's Thanksgiving in two weeks and a day. My wandering offspring are coming back to Chicago for the day: my daughter and her husband and kids from Seattle, my oldest son from Louisiana, my middle son from North Dakota, and my younger daughter from Iowa. The house will be crowded and noisy and joyful, with lots of good food and drink and laughter and conversation. We will toast "Confusion to the Regime" and leave it at that. It'll be the first time we've all been together since 2007, and I'll be meeting my younger granddaughter for the first time. My wife and I can hardly wait!

Warmest regards to all of you!

Posted by: Brown Line at November 07, 2012 04:37 PM (VrNoa)

413 366 Question: In the darkest days of the Soviet regime did not the lowliest bednyak also have those things in his life and thought them important? Plus vodka?

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Good point. I can't believe we left vodka off the list.

Posted by: Anachronda needs MOAR CHOCOLATE at November 07, 2012 04:37 PM (IrbU4)

414
Nickleback and titties.

but, mostly titties.

Posted by: William_Shatner's_Pants at November 07, 2012 04:37 PM (CXk+W)

415 I've been speaking a lot to my family. There's seven of us just in the core group--myself, my mother and father, three brothers, and my sister. Then there's my sister's husband, her son, and two daughters. I wouldn't trade a single one of them for anything, and all of us are strongly loyal to each other and determined to help the family out.

This Thanksgiving will, if all goes as planned, be the first time all of us have been together in about five years. It'll be my first chance to meet the two daughters, who are three years and six months old, respectively. I spent a little of my hoarded cash to buy a couple of nice things for the kids--a princess crown for the elder one (she loves all kinds of princess and girly things) and a cute superhero bib for the younger. Their big brother is getting a book of glow-in-the-dark constellations, because he loves maps and the stars. All three of them are smart, sweet children.

Even when things are darkest, I am so, so grateful to have a wonderful close-knit family. If worst comes to worst, I know that we'll stick together and make things work, no matter what.

Posted by: Rosa E. at November 07, 2012 04:37 PM (IKVkI)

416 Does Allen really have a blog?

Yes, but we can't talk about it right now, because it's political.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 07, 2012 04:37 PM (/eBe8)

417 @__@
((* . *))


Puppies!

Posted by: EBL at November 07, 2012 04:38 PM (IgakF)

418 402 [I thought Oregon Muse listed you as the author of "Warrior of God." That's not you?
Posted by: Empire of Jeff

Nope. Someone else.
Posted by: burned cut-loop at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (jo069)

Well that makes more sense, because it is exceptionally profane and vulgar. Couldn't reconcile the style with your comments.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 04:38 PM (ZrUUM)

419 74
... Well I could mention boobs, nice boobs in Austin...
And Austin will remind you of California

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at November 07, 2012 04:01 PM (R8hU

I stayed for 3 days for my interview and I liked the city. It reminded me of San Diego in Texas. Why is the really nice 24 hr fitness in South Austin and I work in Northwest Austin? You can't have it all I guess... Still tryin' though

Posted by: theworldisnotenough at November 07, 2012 04:38 PM (mF53g)

420 I'm thankful for having a job, my own place, and a stocked freezer.

Posted by: Jeffery Dahmer at November 07, 2012 04:39 PM (UZuc4)

421 >>>Yes, but we can't talk about it right now, because it's political.

It could have been a smart military blog though.

Posted by: Roy at November 07, 2012 04:39 PM (VndSC)

422 Going to a MLS playoff game tonight. Not sure if TMI3rd will be there or not. He was supposed to sing the National Anthem at the last home game, but he got sick and a different AoSHQ reader sang it. Not joking.

Kansas City lost 2-0 in Houston on Sunday. This is the return leg. If we win by 2 goals, it goes to extra time and then to PK's if still tied. If we win by less than 2(or draw or lose), we're eliminated. 3 or more and we march on through to the semi-finals.

In the Champions League, freaking Celtic just beat Barcelona. Best result ever!

Posted by: FPW at November 07, 2012 04:39 PM (BDNF5)

423
Hmmn. How about "Costa Rica is a decent place for expat's"?


Posted by: nuclearjim at November 07, 2012 04:31 PM (dgRn2)










I just had that conversation with a friend this morning. He was thinking Belize.

But I'm thinking, fuck that noise. I'm an American, I'll die an American in America, hopefully at the age of 88, shot by a jealous husband who just caught me in bed with his nymphomaniac supermodel bride on their honeymoon.

While covered in bacon.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 07, 2012 04:39 PM (TIIx5)

424 My unborn twins. May their futures shine like the sun.

Posted by: Kerncon at November 07, 2012 04:39 PM (2PWuT)

425 My husband cooks, makes beds and does laundry. I challenge anyone to beat that.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (DoZD+)


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I believe there's a term for your husband.

Posted by: Soona at November 07, 2012 04:40 PM (EUJBD)

426
i am thankful my two beautiful daughters think i'm about the coolest old man on the planet

Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 04:40 PM (AW9md)

427 Well that makes more sense, because it is exceptionally profane and vulgar. Couldn't reconcile the style with your comments. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 04:38 PM (ZrUUM)Are you sure you didn't black out and write it? (Sorry had to go there.)

Posted by: tsrblke at November 07, 2012 04:40 PM (GaqMa)

428
My brother has been an alcoholic all of his adult life (now 4. He dried out 10 years ago and still on the wagon. He has had a car, license and house for the duration. 2 weeks ago, he got married to a wonderful, lovely woman. 10 years ago I thought he would be dead by now. God is good.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:40 PM (DoZD+)

429 That's awesome AtC!

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 07, 2012 04:40 PM (/eBe8)

430 Kittens too! Don't forget the kittens.

Posted by: EBL at November 07, 2012 04:40 PM (IgakF)

431 My wife and I are happy and in relatively good health. We have good jobs. Friends and family that we love. The US, for all its faults is still the best country in theworld.

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 07, 2012 04:40 PM (mV8sg)

432 I really am very blessed.
I have a lovely and supportive wife.
I have five healthy and reasonably intelligent kids.
I have a large home and a yard that, while it needs improvement, brings me a measure of joy to work on.
I have a job that I enjoy, and keeps me interested. I also get sometime while doing it to goof off here once in a while.
I have (and I mean this) ace.mu.nu. This place is great. Even in dark times it keeps me sane.

Great computer games will still come out. Good food will still be grown. Good books and good movies will still be made.

This is not the end of the world.

Be happy warriors.

Posted by: MrShad at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (Xqfwb)

433 Alex.. that is fantastic!! {hugs!} I love hearing news like this and it's a good lesson that you should always look to the drug as the culprit if you are feeling worse instead of better. Been thru that with hubby and my mother.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (1hNQS)

434 @26
You took the words out of my mouth. I made a deal with the devil at the beginning of the season that USC can lose many times thisyear as long as some guywith a name that rhymes with Ritt Momney gets a certain job.
I held up my end of the bargain. The devil did not.
Fight On!

Posted by: Trojan at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (MNVwR)

435 Getting married in two weeks.

Posted by: mrmmosh at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (K332w)

436
ATC-
Thats great news!

Posted by: DaveinNC at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (boNGU)

437 Kate Upton is proof that G-d loves us, and wants us to be happy.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (jucos)

438 384 >>>800x600
I'm grateful for the comic relief provided by morons who haven't figured out that you can't post directly from MS Word.
Posted by: MikeTheMoose at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (0q2P7)


Hellz, yes! It's like going on a long adventure - you never know what goodies you'll find at the end of the rainbow!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (2x+V2)

439 Halo 4 is in the mail.

Posted by: kraki at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (ylLDT)

440 I'm gonna give up Fox's political shows for awhile and just play Battlefield 3 on Playstation. New maps come out in a month and I'm ready for some new assignments. My longest headshot is 1339m so I might try to top that. Any of you morons that play, friend me at minnes45 and maybe we can squad together.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (UU0OF)

441 God is good and beer is cold.

Posted by: obladioblada at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (p1D8B)

442 Well, I'm likely to die within the next two to five years, based on actuarial standards and my parents' ages when they died. So - yay I'm still alive today and may reach 50 or even 55 before cancer kills me. Maybe.

Other than not being ravaged by cancer - not much positive to mention.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (jZn+7)

443 Reading Day by Day Armageddon, will mentally prepare me for the coming zombie apocalypse. While my feet enjoy the warmth and comfort of a pair of Thorlo socks.

Posted by: Gunsmoke at November 07, 2012 04:42 PM (0N+6v)

444 Are you sure you didn't black out and write it? (Sorry had to go there.)
Posted by: tsrblke


More like black out and claim to have written it...

Posted by: burned cut-loop at November 07, 2012 04:42 PM (jo069)

445 All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things will be well. There are greater things than these to take joy in. And beyond what God has to offer, this country is not done just yet.

A friend said "can't wait to watch the capital FLYING out of the U.S."

I said, "To where? Because I might want to send some too!"

But really, to where? As bad as this will likely turn out to be, it is bad in a relative way. We are still Reagan's Shining City Upon the Hill. We are still the beacon of hope. The lamp may be dimmer, but that is still us. And this too shall pass. Very little that is done in a four or eight year period is truly permanent.

As the link pointed out before the election, Keep Calm and Carry On. And remember, Freedom is in Peril - Defend it with All Your Might.

The fight goes on, only the battle is lost.

Posted by: BetaPhi at November 07, 2012 04:42 PM (bGg6O)

446
My husband cooks, makes beds and does laundry. I challenge anyone to beat that.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (DoZD+)


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I believe there's a term for your husband.





I forgot to mention he does that on top of his 50 to 60 hours a week at his outside paying job.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:42 PM (DoZD+)

447
My husband cooks, makes beds and does laundry. I challenge anyone to beat that.
yeah but what does he do at home

Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 04:42 PM (AW9md)

448 Tslrblke,

Positive. I work blue most of the time, but not THAT blue.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 04:44 PM (ZrUUM)

449 I got a job in Austin, TX. Leaving San Diego behind.

In this political environment that's pretty much all I can say right

now without getting political... Well I could mention boobs, nice boobs

in Austin...




Posted by: theworldisnotenough at November 07, 2012 03:54 PM (7maJr)



Sorry, but Austin is California in Texas. You're just lucky it's in Texas.


Posted by: © Sponge at November 07, 2012 04:05 PM (UK9cE)

Not a bug a feature. And I do not get it. Austin would be reviled as a far right wing city were it in California. Have you people ever been to Los Angeles and chopped it up with the locals about politics? Total left wing loons. They think paying $2000 for 2bd 2ba apartment is normal even desirable. They think the lack of zoning laws means if California did such a thing Dow chemical would put a plant in Malibu. Austin is far enough right for any exasperated Californian.

Posted by: theworldisnotenough at November 07, 2012 04:44 PM (mF53g)

450 This isn't working. Plus, I never liked TG. I like endless Indian Summer. Soon it will get cold, dark, and then the damn holidays.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 07, 2012 04:44 PM (C4dFv)

451 Are you sure you didn't black out and write it? (Sorry had to go there.)
Posted by: tsrblke

More like black out and claim to have written it...
Posted by: burned cut-loop at November 07, 2012 04:42 PM (jo069)
Oh I was refering to EoJ? I mean vulgar, profane. Sounds like his Bourbon casts.

Posted by: tsrblke at November 07, 2012 04:45 PM (GaqMa)

452 Boobehs.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 07, 2012 04:45 PM (jvd3N)

453 It's a miracle. It's truly a miracle.




Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (Gk3SS)


Wow, that's fantastic.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 07, 2012 04:45 PM (/D8ux)

454 My husband cooks, makes beds and does laundry. I challenge anyone to beat that.
yeah but what does he do at home
Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 04:42 PM (AW9md)
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I am a husband that cooks, cleans, makes the bed, Cleans the toilets and does everything outside. I am unemployed so I have to do something.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 07, 2012 04:45 PM (jucos)

455 444 Are you sure you didn't black out and write it? (Sorry had to go there.)
Posted by: tsrblke

More like black out and claim to have written it...
Posted by: burned cut-loop at November 07, 2012 04:42 PM (jo069)

You're not staying positive.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 04:45 PM (ZrUUM)

456 Also, as was once written, do not let this take the heart of you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGUNvIFTQw

Hold your ground! Hold your ground!
Sons of Reagan, of Ryan, my brothers,
I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
A day may come when the courage of men fails,
when we forsake our friends
and break all bonds of fellowship,
but it is not this day.
An hour of wolves and shattered shields,
when the age of men comes crashing down,
but it is not this day!
This day we fight!!
By all that you hold dear on this good Earth,
I bid you stand, Men of the West!!!

Posted by: BetaPhi at November 07, 2012 04:45 PM (bGg6O)

457 My last GF had 32Js... dammit!

Posted by: theworldisnotenough at November 07, 2012 04:45 PM (mF53g)

458 Congrats mrmmosh!
I am also boycotting all news and even Limbaugh for awhile. I am down but I'm not out. I just need a break. I'm gonna enjoy the holidays and be ready for the fight next year. I promised my daughter a Notre Dame tree this year and she is so excited. I knew there was a way I could get her to help me decorate the tree!

Posted by: jewells45 at November 07, 2012 04:46 PM (1hNQS)

459
I'm thankful Abe Vigoda is still alive.

Posted by: Soona at November 07, 2012 04:35 PM (EUJBD)







And sad that Jeff Goldblum is dead.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 07, 2012 04:46 PM (TIIx5)

460 katrina:

My middle daughter is the one in our family with the beautiful voice. She's a senior and just finished up her last musical at her high schools. Man I will miss those.....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 07, 2012 04:46 PM (wtvvX)

461 20
I'm thinking about getting a dog.

Posted by: Brent at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (y4bdP)
**Sheer joy will ensue. A lot of work, but a lot of joy.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 07, 2012 04:47 PM (jvd3N)

462 Those of us who comment here are self-sufficient, resilient people. Pity party is over tomorrow. We'll take care of our own and we won't wallow in despair or demand hand outs. Payback yes, hand outs, no.

Posted by: obladioblada at November 07, 2012 04:47 PM (p1D8B)

463 I'm also grateful that I have a dad that reads Ace. Hi, #412!

Posted by: Rosa E. at November 07, 2012 04:48 PM (IKVkI)

464 Oh I was refering to EoJ? I mean vulgar, profane. Sounds like his Bourbon casts.

Posted by: tsrblke


Oh, heh.

Posted by: burned cut-loop at November 07, 2012 04:48 PM (jo069)

465 I'm grateful for conservative blogs/pundits/news that can easily be found. I'm grateful that many people still believe in conservatism and conservative values. And that there are so many danged comments on this thankful thread

Posted by: holliford at November 07, 2012 04:48 PM (P+koy)

466 435
Getting married in two weeks.


Posted by: mrmmosh at November 07, 2012 04:41 PM (K332w)
**

My one year anniversary is Sunday. We just hope we have power in the house to celebrate.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 07, 2012 04:48 PM (jvd3N)

467 Thank you, everyone. The moral of the story is always, always check the side effects.


In other thankful news, I am thankful I have a warm place to live, tennis on my tv right now, friends both inside and outside the box, a car that runs, more than enough food to eat, parents who love me and a job with people I like. Hell, I was finally putting laundry away today and took a minute to say thanks because I am so ridiculously blessed that I had three weeks worth of clothes to put away and my closet was already stuffed full.


I'm a lucky girl. I try to remember that.


Oh and I'm truly grateful for this - http://bit.ly/RXbRIK

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 07, 2012 04:48 PM (Gk3SS)

468 I forgot to mention he does that on top of his 50 to 60 hours a week at his outside paying job.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:42 PM (DoZD+)


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You must be really hawt!

Posted by: Soona at November 07, 2012 04:49 PM (EUJBD)

469
This isn't working. Plus, I never liked TG. I like endless Indian Summer. Soon it will get cold, dark, and then the damn holidays.





SNOW!!!

Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:49 PM (DoZD+)

470 I've got nothing.

Posted by: grease monkey at November 07, 2012 04:49 PM (VSWPU)

471 Building myself a gaming pc for $600.

Ivy Bridge i3
Radeon 6870

Should be pretty sweet.

Going to play Natural Selection 2 and DayZ with it.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at November 07, 2012 04:50 PM (fCMdQ)

472 I woke up, went to the kitchen and started fixing breakfast for my kids before taking them to catholic school. My 8 year old was reading and asked who won the election. I told him and he said "That stinks. But there's another election later, right?"
That cheered me up right there. We went about our morning routine. Eating, getting dressed, and driving to school while the wife and littlest got ready for their day.
In the car, we played "punch buggy" - as we always do. We listened to sports radio talk about RGIII versus Andrew Luck.
They treated it as just another morning and I realized, as I dropped them off, that I should too. Family is more important than politics and blogging and blogging about politics. I realized that I should remain focused on my family and career and keep working at a local level to effect political change.
My kids remained upbeat, mostly out of political ignorance, but I remain so out of hope. The hope that comes from a great family, faith and friends. Not the government.
That's something no Democrat - not even Obama - can take away from me.

Posted by: Hoi Polloi Wingnuttia at November 07, 2012 04:50 PM (xvtYZ)

473 My two children, Sam and Sophia, I will always fight for them. I also realize finally that while my duty is to vote, that God is truly on the throne. I am history and pol sci teacher and I can and do preach and teach Conservatism one day at a time. I can't reach everyone, but I do reach some.

Posted by: Pam at November 07, 2012 04:50 PM (bj062)

474 Bacon. I don't think anyone's mentioned bacon. Anyway, I like it.


Also pizza and ice cream, but those aren't as meme-y.


Posted by: Lance McCormick at November 07, 2012 04:50 PM (/D8ux)

475 I forgot to mention he does that on top of his 50 to 60 hours a week at his outside paying job.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:42 PM (DoZD+)


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You must be really hawt!Posted by: Soona In 28 years I haven't been able to convince him I'm not Sheryl Ladd. Love is blind.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:51 PM (DoZD+)

476 Wow...this thread is really starting to make me cry.




<here's my man-card>

Posted by: MrShad at November 07, 2012 04:51 PM (Xqfwb)

477 Long time lurker, first time poster. This is the only site I followed last night--never even turned on the TV. Morons, thanks for being there for me. Your comments on this thread are making me laugh and cry. Both emotions feel right. Ace, I'm thankful for YOU today. Instead of taking a well-deserved break, you didn't desert your despairing friends.

Posted by: MoKim at November 07, 2012 04:51 PM (kprEX)

478 We listened to sports radio talk about RGIII versus Andrew Luck.


That's like picking between Christina and Kate.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 07, 2012 04:51 PM (Gk3SS)

479 And, yeah, Ace. I'm thankful for this blog that runs on DOS.

Posted by: Soona at November 07, 2012 04:51 PM (EUJBD)

480 I landed one of the funniest, sexiest and smartest men on the planet. He is also generous, giving and takes good care of his wife (me). Did I mention he's well hung, too? Yep. I'm a lucky bitch! That is all.

Posted by: LuckyLady at November 07, 2012 04:52 PM (GQpo7)

481 Long time lurker, first time commenting. I just wanted to let you all know that you have often made me laugh with your wicked sense of humor, but this thread has moved me to tears (in a good way) with your appreciation of the important things in life. Thanks for the much-needed perspective.

Posted by: flmom at November 07, 2012 04:52 PM (nSjrf)

482
I'm thinking about getting a dog.

Posted by: Brent at November 07, 2012 03:56 PM (y4bdP)
**Sheer joy will ensue. A lot of work, but a lot of joy.






My kids are all grown but the dog and the cat are delirious with joy every day when I come home from work.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:53 PM (DoZD+)

483 Thankful for:

1) Family and good friends
2) Having a job I worked hard to get after 8 months of searching
3) Being (somewhat) healthy
4) My divorce going through and finialized with minimal financial scars
5) Was able to (somewhat) successfully start over thanks to #2 and #4
6) Watching my brother get married next weekend
7) (still) Being born in the U.S.A.

Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at November 07, 2012 04:53 PM (qjrjH)

484 thankful that at 53 i'm still healthy, active and pain free,yeah pain free is a big one

Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 04:53 PM (AW9md)

485 Although I don't have a job and my savings are gone, I am oddly optimistic. I don't know how to square that circle.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 07, 2012 04:54 PM (jucos)

486 God is sovereign and there is no panic in heaven. I have a beautiful wife, 3 wonderful children, 8 horses, 11 cats, and a one eyed papillon.

Posted by: Dead_Bill at November 07, 2012 04:54 PM (ghYnP)

487 I am a husband that cooks, cleans, makes the bed, Cleans the toilets and does everything outside. I am unemployed so I have to do something.Posted by: Truck MonkeyYou also are awesome.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:55 PM (DoZD+)

488 My husband is a saint and extremely handy to boot. I have a job. I live in the house of my dreams - no mansion, but exactly what I wanted. I have fourcute, goofy, sweetdogs. And, even though I am an old fart, I have found a new passion: Italy -so much so that I am actually trying to learn to speak Italian. Might even consider living there part of the time - after all, their crazy politics are already baked in the cake and they seem a lot more good natured about it(well, except for that Red Brigade stuff a while back). To those things, and to God, I will turn my attention.

Posted by: Natasha at November 07, 2012 04:55 PM (jU5uf)

489 341 Witchfinder, you raise a good point. The Sword's "Apocryphon" is AWESOME.
Posted by: LibertarianJim at November 07, 2012 04:27 PM (XMDuf)

It sure as hell is. I have it on vinyl and CD. Sounds great!

Posted by: Witchfinder at November 07, 2012 04:56 PM (pLTLS)

490 Time for me to go. I'm helping my husband fix supper for the rugrats at church tonight. 'Later and thanks for helping pick me up today.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at November 07, 2012 04:56 PM (DoZD+)

491
oh yeah and thankful my wife is still smokin hot for an old broad

Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 04:56 PM (AW9md)

492 Oh!
One thing.
Got a letter, handwritten, from my old flame of 28 years ago.

It is nice to be remembered fondly by someone you respect. And someone you still love.

So there's that.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at November 07, 2012 04:57 PM (jZn+7)

493 speaking of movies:

Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and
cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies
ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says "Treatment is simple. Great
clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you
up." Man bursts into tears. Says "But Doctor... I am Pagliacci."


going to start a new weight loss workout program, chopping wood...
cuz electric rates will necessarily skyrocket.

Posted by: vikingsfan at November 07, 2012 04:57 PM (crMa0)

494 and a one eyed papillon.
Posted by: Dead_Bill at November 07, 2012 04:54 PM (ghYnP)


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So he did make it across the ocean and find a home.

Posted by: Soona at November 07, 2012 04:58 PM (EUJBD)

495
truckmonkey
when you've lost most everything you realize whats really important in life

Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 04:58 PM (AW9md)

496 oh yeah and thankful my wife is still smokin hot for an old broad
Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 04:56 PM (AW9md)
------------------------------------------------------------
I second that emotion. My wife gets hotter every year I've know her (29 years) and I am madly in love with her even after 23 years of marriage. We are also bumpin' uglies about 4 to 5 times a week. Life could be better, but it's good.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 07, 2012 04:59 PM (jucos)

497 Two weeks ago my father went out and played nine holes of golf. He hasn't had the strength to play nine holes in months. He is sharper mentally than he's been in nearly a year. He's gotten his appetite back and he's walking better than he has in months. His hand tremors aren't nearly as bad.


It's a miracle. It's truly a miracle.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (Gk3SS)


How wonderful! I almost cried when I read this.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 07, 2012 04:59 PM (9GaPd)

498 So happy for you AtC <3 That is wonderful news.

I'm grateful I can fully get back into NaNo again, I've been distracted from it all week. Writing's very cathartic for me, I've missed it. I whipped up a ton of food last night for a viewing party, and am feasting on it today with my coworkers, who are the best. I am one of the lucky 50%ers that are young but have a stable job. And I have a wonderful family I will get to see very soon for the holidays.

I recently found out I have a gluten intolerance; by going off wheat SO many of my health problems have cleared up, ones I thought I'd always be stuck with. I have a batch of recipes for gluten free baking I'm excited to make for Thanksgiving, including the fudgiest gluten free brownies you will ever eat, and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I just need a stuffing recipe and I'm set.

Posted by: LizLem at November 07, 2012 04:59 PM (8wqqE)

499 At risk of quoting what might be a cliche, if you can't be optimistic, fake it until you make it.

I am ever so thankful for my dog and my two cats who brighten my every day when I get home by being glad to see me and keeping me company and snuggling with me when it's cold.

Posted by: Tonestaple at November 07, 2012 04:59 PM (V+wqJ)

500 I find some comfort in the words of Duane Thomas. Asked just
before (Super Bowl VI) if the Super Bowl is the ultimate game, Thomas
replied with a question: "If it's the ultimate game, how come
they're playing it again next year?"

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 07, 2012 04:59 PM (wtvvX)

501 I am thankful that my beautiful wife has been cancer free for 5 years and 6 months now. The five year milestone was a huge one.

Posted by: Witchfinder at November 07, 2012 05:00 PM (pLTLS)

502 Sheesh - how could I have left this one off the list. I live in TEXAS!
Oh, and I make a mean Manhattan -- blended and aged in my very own oak cask. Yeah, it's an old style drink, but it goes down real smooth.
And I also bake the world's best apple slab pie-- yep, you make it in a jelly roll pan. Makes the house smell wonderful while it's baking.


Posted by: Natasha at November 07, 2012 05:01 PM (jU5uf)

503 God, America, and beautiful women.

Posted by: IrishNewEnglander at November 07, 2012 05:02 PM (cUJP4)

504
-the anxiety is gone - nothing left to worry about, nothing left to do
-I have a good job and good skills
-Helping my daugther reach her educational goals, while we both learn to live within our deficits
-I might finally be ready to learn to meditate - learn to live "today" instead of obsessing about things over which I have no control
-Peyton Freaking Manning
-Amendment 64
-Charlie, the tiniest beagle - he lubs me
The weather here today is gorgeous - have to get out and away from the screen
Time to walk the chuckster ...

Posted by: joe at November 07, 2012 05:03 PM (pM5lc)

505 My husband cooks, cleans and does laundry as well. Plus, he makes sure I take my heart meds...

Posted by: Janetoo at November 07, 2012 05:03 PM (R+fMx)

506 I feel VERY positive about the Miami Heat! TheKnicks aren't too shaby either ... and now if the Browns could win a couple of more games this year, well then hell, what would I have to mope around about?! Plus, I just got back from the liquor store with a fresh supply of Makers Mark, Sweet Vermouth and bitters. It's Manhattan Time! (thanks for yanking me out of my funk by making my funk against the rules! Lol!)

Posted by: and irresolute at November 07, 2012 05:03 PM (DBH1h)

507 My kids are all grown but the dog and the cat are delirious with joy every day when I come home from work.
My dog was too when I let him out of the trunk. Wife, not so much.

Posted by: harleycowboy at November 07, 2012 05:04 PM (wSTfB)

508
Lurker here, but I do appreciate all of you and Ace for having this site. This is a good thread. I need something like this today.
I'm thankful that I have a good job with great bennies. Thankful for Templeton Rye (it got me through last night). I'm thankful that deer season starts in Wisconsin next Saturday, and I get a week in my woods to clear my head. I'm thankful the gf swallows. Thankful that Aaron Rodgers is my QB. Thankful for good KC BBQ. Thankful for the sun on my face, air in my lungs, and feet on the ground. I'm thankful for campfires and cold beer.

Posted by: Badger in KC at November 07, 2012 05:04 PM (/Mtjv)

509 Beautiful day here in Colorado, gonna take the dogs for a walk and smoke a bowl.

Posted by: beerologist at November 07, 2012 05:04 PM (CdhVC)

510 Disney finally made a kids' movie without a political message. The message is simple--look out for your friends, even if it means sacrificing something that's important to you.

Go see Wreck-It Ralph. It made me laugh and for a few hours, I forgot about last night--and about tomorrow.

Posted by: redgalbluestate at November 07, 2012 05:04 PM (RwpbN)

511 Posted by: Inspector Asshole at November 07, 2012 04:57 PM (jZn+7)
___
That's interesting...a blast from my past has resurfaced unexpectedly in my life, but we haven't reconnected yet. It happened through a friend of mine who is his client. She told me he'd be a good match and when I found out his name I said, BTDT.

I hope we do meet up just to catch up. But it really can't be more than that since I am not single, things could get complicated.

Posted by: kallisto at November 07, 2012 05:05 PM (jm/9g)

512 It could always be worse. At least we have blogs and the internet.

Posted by: brak at November 07, 2012 05:05 PM (M2qTM)

513 I got nothing.

Posted by: Gerry at November 07, 2012 05:06 PM (jQm+J)

514 I got nothing. I could jerk off to Internet porn I guess that's about it.

Posted by: Mr pink at November 07, 2012 05:06 PM (ty0pA)

515 I am thankful for today's fashions, namely how dames walk around in yoga pants like its appropriate outerwear.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 07, 2012 05:06 PM (ZrUUM)

516 God bless you Ace. Your blog has kept me sane for many years.

I'm blessed by my two grown daughters who I worry about 24/7.
A fabulous wife.
Lot's of personal friends, and virtual one's I've had the pleasure
to meet on-line, who share similar values and continue to be
an inspiration.

Posted by: Mr. Peabody at November 07, 2012 05:07 PM (e1eKc)

517 I thankful for long bows.

Posted by: YaHump at November 07, 2012 05:07 PM (cenWS)

518 Ace,

We salute you for threads like this, for threads like the one with Cake Girl, for ones like the thread that wondered if Marilyn Monroe had a bit part in "When Worlds Collide" -- because all in life is not p*litics. Thank you.

My issue is getting my current novel finished before the New Year. I'm not sure I'm going to manage it: It's turning into an epic story. I can see how it ends, and I can't wait to get there, but some days the ending seems to recede from me no matter how fast I work.

Never mind the length, I tell myself; you can always cut. Finish it first. Then worry about hacking away the deadwood.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 07, 2012 05:07 PM (BDU/a)

519 509 Beautiful day here in Colorado, gonna take the dogs for a walk and smoke a bowl.
Posted by: beerologist at November 07, 2012 05:04 PM (CdhVC)

Bragging about your new law out there is just plain mean!!

Posted by: and irresolute at November 07, 2012 05:07 PM (DBH1h)

520
My kid got a 99 on her Linear Algebra test, so she's still on track for a 4.0 this semester. As an electrical engineering major, she may have a place in this world despite everything. So there's that.

Oh, and I heard my buddy got a job offer and will start on Monday. Turns out the intelligence industry is doing great. We still loves to spy on people!He may be able to get me a job there, too, and hopefully my daughter could intern there.

Posted by: Optimizer at November 07, 2012 05:07 PM (Mxt9o)

521 Just read the headlines at The Onion. Always good for a few laughs. I needed them.


That's all I got.

Posted by: rockmom at November 07, 2012 05:08 PM (qe2/V)

522 Alright, I'm out for the night.

I'm going to spend some time with those reasons I have for fighting.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 07, 2012 05:08 PM (/eBe8)

523 The front tire on my BMW motor scooter is scrubbed in and I am ready to hit the road.

The bad part is that the best part of the riding season is pretty much behind me at this point...

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at November 07, 2012 05:08 PM (vd7A8)

524 I am thankful that I stockpiled 5.56, 5.45, 9mm, 12 gauge and .22 earlier this year. The ammo/gun buying panic has begun!

Posted by: Witchfinder at November 07, 2012 05:08 PM (pLTLS)

525 I am thankful for a new day. No matter how bleak things may look, G-d's promise of a fresh start every morning gives me hope.

I have a beautiful wife and two awesome daughters. My wife supports me even when I make incredibly stupid decisions and hardly ever tells me "Told-ya so."

I have a wonderful job that constantly challenges me, a hard feat for a network guy with ADD.

And now I've got something in my eye, dangit...

Posted by: Lone Marauder, pre-denounced for your convenience at November 07, 2012 05:08 PM (glBr+)

526 I'm thankful that I wasn't tricked into buying and installing Windows 8 on my PC.

Touch this, Microsoft.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at November 07, 2012 05:09 PM (SY2Kh)

527
i know no political stuff on this thread but since last night i find myself strangly thankful that the Browns Bengals,Cavs and Indians all suck

Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 05:09 PM (AW9md)

528 Elk season starts tomorrow - best time of the year.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at November 07, 2012 05:09 PM (+lsX1)

529 I'm thankful I have a good job, a roof over my head and a family that loves me as much as I love them. Roll Tide!

Posted by: RikDergis at November 07, 2012 05:09 PM (hfABO)

530 Keep Calm
Carry On

Posted by: Say What? at November 07, 2012 05:09 PM (3hSf2)

531 We are mentally recovering from my Step Dad's death, my Aunt has graciously let us remain in her very large domicile in rural Texas, and I am planning a vegetable garden to help us all out. A friend of ours is planning on buying a boat to do tourist fishing trips in Alaska starting next season and has offered us jobs as first mate and cook. Another friend in central Mexico is looking into what is required to move down there if need be. Her husband has a business that mine can easily work in. Life could be worse. We have a lot of people who care about us.

Posted by: Acid Spunk at November 07, 2012 05:10 PM (Qm+nB)

532 Between what I already had and my change from lunch, I think I might have enough in my pockets to score some CHOCOLATE! from the vending machine here at work.

Posted by: Anachronda needs MOAR CHOCOLATE at November 07, 2012 05:10 PM (xGZ+b)

533 I'm thankful for snow, which I love, but only after I get home from work.

Posted by: joncelli at November 07, 2012 05:10 PM (RD7QR)

534 Ace:

You're a good egg. This site has kept me relatively sane. Would love to buy you a Valu-Rite 'tini one of these days, if you are in the NYC area.

Hang in there.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 07, 2012 05:10 PM (vCK/R)

535
I am thankful that the only ledge I have to jump off is 2 inches high.

except I landed in a puddle.

Dammit.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 07, 2012 05:10 PM (PHb2k)

536
I have found Pinterest. My stars that is a great site.

I don't follow any political boards and that's at least partly because there is not one single one of them in the default settings - or at least there didn't use to be.

But I have found some of the best recipes in the world. If I make them all, I will be as fat as the butterball turkey I'm going to brown up for T-Giving. My newest is a sweet and sour chicken recipe that is easy and Ooooh La La Delicious.

I won't have to buy anything for Christmas. Not only have I found enough unbelievably fantastic DIY projects for gifts, I've found a million dream bathrooms and a million more ideas for laundry/kitchen/storage/shoes/makeup/hair just for me. Me. Me. Me. Which is the most important thing.

I'm dying of happiness and frozen computer every time I open the site. I end up with 600 windows open and

Posted by: Someone Out There at November 07, 2012 05:10 PM (uDAyD)

537 I'm happy we have a positive, non-political thread! I don't want politics to be the biggest thing in my life. The biggest thing in my life is God and the days He's given me.

I'm healthy. I'm plannin' on havin' a beer and playing some Halo 4 tonight. I finished Resident Evil 6 and Borderlands 2 (Level 50 Siren) right in time for Halo 4. With luck I'll finish up Halo 4 right when Call of Duty Black Ops 2 comes out. How about that? What an amazing time to play vidya games.

Posted by: Goldgeller at November 07, 2012 05:10 PM (I69yk)

538 Dog is still bringing me the squeak ball

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at November 07, 2012 05:10 PM (+I8Mq)

539
So the Grinch stole Christmas and you bastages made it come all the same? Bah!

Just funnin. On November 2nd I celebrated 10 years of survival from a Grade Three Astroscytoma (that's a brain tumor for those of you in Ohio). My orginal diagnosis was, as the Dem's say, "not optimal". But here I am. Good thing too cause youmiserable few are gonna need me working and paying my taxes for the Free Shit Army.

Posted by: Sgt. Fury at November 07, 2012 05:10 PM (wmR6i)

540 We got hit, hard.

I got hit hard.......in my pants.

Posted by: eleven at November 07, 2012 05:10 PM (fsLdt)

541 I am thankful that my five year old is learning to read at least two words a day and that she is a whiz at math. She loves addition. She could do it all day long.

Posted by: FL-Chick at November 07, 2012 05:11 PM (0vN24)

542 I run my first half marathon on Saturday.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 07, 2012 05:11 PM (JxIkO)

543 Janettoo your link didn't work. I like lacey girl stuff and Bourbon. Sometimes even together.

Posted by: Long Island at November 07, 2012 05:11 PM (EsJl1)

544 I'm thankful I had the foresight in 2009 to secure for my company large contracts with food, medical, and firearms manufacturers.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at November 07, 2012 05:11 PM (yn6XZ)

545 I recently found out I have a gluten intolerance; by
going off wheat SO many of my health problems have cleared up, ones I
thought I'd always be stuck with. I have a batch of recipes for gluten
free baking I'm excited to make for Thanksgiving, including the fudgiest
gluten free brownies you will ever eat, and pumpkin chocolate chip
cookies. I just need a stuffing recipe and I'm set.


Posted by: LizLem at November 07, 2012 04:59 PM (8wqqE)


Drool! What we really need now is a recipe thread.

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2012 05:11 PM (X6akg)

546 I'm grateful and thankful for the love and support of my awesome ex cheerleader wife. And that she has smoking hot friends.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 07, 2012 05:11 PM (GEICT)

547 A hat tip to Ace and the Cob Loggers. Thanks for being here even though occasionally I just want to slap you silly.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at November 07, 2012 05:11 PM (qwK3S)

548 "(Incidentally, wasn't Julia the name of the woman in 1984?)"

I kind of remember Julia as being Spike Spiegel's love interest...

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at November 07, 2012 05:11 PM (vd7A8)

549 Oops. I got all excited and posted to soon. Anyway, I <3 Pinterest with an abiding and lasting love.

Posted by: Someone Out There at November 07, 2012 05:12 PM (uDAyD)

550
I found an awesome gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is also the time of year I splurge and go all out making cheesecake and margaritas. (Got to do something to keep sane dealing with the family).
Finally got around to taking my CCW class (passed! If you take that class and don't pass it you really have no business being around guns).
After 2 months my bonus check for my last trip is finally coming and I get to decide if I want to get a nice new G19 or a G30 for my carry piece. I love my P220 but haven't found a holster that lets me conceal it.

Posted by: AdamPM at November 07, 2012 05:12 PM (x61Z7)

551 I'm a trivial person as well and would appreciate having my mega-length Prometheus review anytime it is convenient for you right now.

Posted by: eleven at November 07, 2012 05:12 PM (fsLdt)

552 Thank you, Ace.

I am thankful for my faith, my husband, my sons and daughter-in-law, my home, my family, my friends, my many blessings. Thankful for my husband's job and his support of me in all ways. Thankful for love.

I am thankful to live in a free country to practice my beliefs. I am thankful to be an optimist, no matter how briefly sad and tired I may be.

Thankful the chance to make this country right again...we will always have a chance, so live it. For the present time, no matter how bitter, as it is all we have and we are breathing. For being a redneck by the grace of God. For my family and friends. For parents who loved me, my late father a Marine, my mother who taught me her faith in God. For brothers, and my late brother who was the funniest guy on earth. For ownership of land.

I am very thankful for our great military who keep us free. May God protect them always, and may we never forget them.

I am thankful for ewoks and humor, for morons and 'ettes, and this blog that can lift my spirits and have me laughing out loud. Thank you.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, raving lunatic about Benghazi at November 07, 2012 05:12 PM (baL2B)

553 Knowing that just because we lost, doesn't mean that we are wrong.

Posted by: LASue at November 07, 2012 05:12 PM (pWeX5)

554
dave, when do you run the second half?

Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 05:12 PM (AW9md)

555 My daughter, who has suffered from chronic back pain, anemia and fatigue for almost five years had surgery a few weeks ago to reconstruct her kidney/bladder. Today, she is back in school, happy for the first time in years, because she doesn't feel completely sick. Many of you have prayed us through the last couple of years when idiot doctors told her she had a brain tumor, pancreatic cancer, and psychosomatic symptoms. The three cm hole in her bladder didn't seem to matter to them.

But she is good. And I honestly did not think we would ever reach this day with her. So I am grateful to God for keeping her in His hand, I am grateful to you morons for love, support and many, many chuckles, and I am grateful that my daughter is alive and will be able to have a relatively normal life.

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2012 05:13 PM (wi/sM)

556 In only 2 more days, James Bond will be able to get back to breaking some neck up on the big screen! That has to make one feel better.

Posted by: and irresolute at November 07, 2012 05:14 PM (DBH1h)

557 I thankful I still have the right not to read a mega-length Prometheus review.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at November 07, 2012 05:14 PM (yn6XZ)

558
Kansas State Wildcats. Forgot that earlier.

Posted by: Hazchic at November 07, 2012 05:14 PM (wr36r)

559 let's remember the things we fight for, the things important in our lives.

boobs.

Posted by: wooga at November 07, 2012 05:14 PM (vjyZP)

560 I'm thankful my wife and kids are healthy and that I still have a job here in California. Maybe not for long. With what happened here yesterday, all the more reason to pull up stakes and move to a red state soon.

Posted by: Greece here we come at November 07, 2012 05:14 PM (pSYWf)

561 I love playing fetch with my black lab, but I hate it when I am the one that ends up fetching because she won't give me the damn ball. My stubborn girl. I always tell her that she would make an awful bird dog.

Posted by: FL-Chick at November 07, 2012 05:14 PM (0vN24)

562 I'm grateful for Morons.

Posted by: weew at November 07, 2012 05:14 PM (ElfHn)

563 With each passing day's events I am blessed and thankful for more clarity about how life and this country works. Sometimes the 'course content' is good and sometimes bad, but clarity and facing life with eyes wide open is always preferable to the alternative. I thank the Lord for teaching me that lesson. Some people never get that kind of clarity and wisdom.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at November 07, 2012 05:15 PM (zpqa2)

564 >>I run my first half marathon on Saturday.

Good luck, Dave.

Posted by: angler at November 07, 2012 05:15 PM (SwjAj)

565
moki
Amen

Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 05:15 PM (AW9md)

566
My uplifting comment for this election debacle was that my 100-year old mother voted for Romney in a Texas polling station. That's a two-fer!

Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 07, 2012 05:15 PM (lDWQr)

567 561

How old is she?

Posted by: weew at November 07, 2012 05:15 PM (ElfHn)

568 I'm thankful for cheerleaders. And other stuff too, but right now I can't put my finger on exactly what that other stuff might include, so I'm settling for cheerleaders.

Posted by: MTF at November 07, 2012 05:15 PM (+GpbP)

569 I put up a recipe thread.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 05:15 PM (LCRYB)

570 XX, the new double CD from Great Big Sea. One disc is pop song covers, one disc is folk songs. Fast, loud, happy music like Dropkick Murphys with a little REM reflected.

No, it's not two thirds as dirty as hardcore pr0n.

Posted by: little miss spellcheck at November 07, 2012 05:15 PM (a5ljo)

571
Before I sign out for now, there's a mystery about why 2 million fewer voters turned out even though youth vote remained strong.
Where are they? There is no way most sane Americans should think Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan weren't a far superior choice McCain-Palin.

Where are they? I do believe the pollsters are stumped and after seeing the RR enthusiasm so am I.

Posted by: gayle at November 07, 2012 05:17 PM (wgmUB)

572 569
I put up a recipe thread.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 05:15 PM (LCRYB)


I'm thankful for you!

Posted by: Tami at November 07, 2012 05:17 PM (X6akg)

573 I thankful I still have the right not to read a mega-length Prometheus review.

hater

Posted by: eleven at November 07, 2012 05:17 PM (fsLdt)

574 I'm thankful for Taco Flavored Doritos, Perdomo Fresco Cigars, Maker's Mark 46, my mutt dog, a good job, a wonderful family, my smoking-hot wife, great friends, and the amazing grace of a wonderful Savior.

Posted by: Jackleg at November 07, 2012 05:17 PM (0Mr4u)

575 One of my best friends was murdered last Friday. Today nearly all of my thoughts of him have been joyous and made me smile. The tragedy has brought many people together. Today, for me, is a good day.

Posted by: Derpina at November 07, 2012 05:17 PM (yFJUJ)

576 Sorry, I posted on the wrong thread. I apologize.

Posted by: gayle at November 07, 2012 05:17 PM (wgmUB)

577 Here's a positive.

My father, an otherwise healthy 60+ man, got pneumonia in the spring. He went from feeling like he might have the flu, to going to the ER, to being on life support in the span of a few days. He just rocketed downhill. Doctors had no idea what was wrong with him. They started throwing the kitchen sink at him. But he kept getting worse and worse. Then he broke out into a horrible rash over his entire body. The doctors told us to start preparing for his death, they had tried everything and nothing worked.

We told the doctors to go fuck themselves and demanded he be transferred to a bigger, better hospital. Once there the smarter docs realized he was having a drug interaction and just a really bad case of pneumonia. They changed up his meds. He started to improve.

He was on life support for 10 days. But he recovered. When he woke he was so weak he thought he had had a stroke. But he recovered nearly as quickly as he got ill.

Today he's back at work. Back at his singing group. His skin is somewhat permanently marked by that horrible, horrible rash, but only if you know what to look for. Luckily he wasn't awake during that part. it was disfiguring and must have itched like hell.

And the best news, in a few weeks he'll get to hold his first ever granddaughter (my new niece) when we all meet for Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 07, 2012 05:18 PM (ZPrif)

578
Buy a Hyundai . No fucking UAW and the cars work!

If this was to me, new is well out of the budget. The one we're hoping to get is a used Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor {G}. Mr. Empire has been wanting one for decades, so I'm hoping it work out! Hey, unlike the wagon, I can even get the seat forward enough to comfortably reach the pedals! (I'm only 5' 2").

Posted by: Empire1 at November 07, 2012 05:18 PM (6J77+)

579 Also, I came home to find an eviscerated mouse on the kitchen floor. The cat is catching and killing them before any human notices droppings or gray blurs in the corner of an eye. He's a very good mouse killer.

Posted by: little miss spellcheck at November 07, 2012 05:19 PM (a5ljo)

580 What's important to me is that I still have my wife, my job, my apartment, my car, my birds, my guns, my hobbies, and most of all, my rights. The day after, they're still here. Any or all of them may be lost as the result of events over the next few years, but for now, I have them, and I will fight to keep them.

While I have them, I'm as rich as I ever hoped for.

Posted by: MadisonConservative at November 07, 2012 05:19 PM (sb+ta)

581 My good friend, who I met on Facebook after our sons decided to attend the same college, was elected to her local town council yesterday. Another old friend was reelected to his school board seat. And they are both Democrats, but great people.

Posted by: rockmom at November 07, 2012 05:19 PM (qe2/V)

582 575 Derpina, I am so very sorry. I am also very happy that you are having a good day remembering all the happy times with your friend. I hope his murderer receives justice.

Many hugs to you, hon.

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2012 05:20 PM (wi/sM)

583 I'm abundantly thankful for my wonderful, hardworking husband and my beautiful child. Also, my dear, conservative college friend who spent two hours on the phone with me this morning and, of course,the HQ, which is the only place on the interwebs that I can bear to visit for a while.

All things considered,I feel truly blessed to be in this country.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at November 07, 2012 05:21 PM (qtKqj)

584 I thought this morning on my grandparents and the legacy I've inherited from other wonderful conservative Americans. . . even in their hardest times, they never let go of the idea that they had been blessed immensely by God. Even through the Depression when they were sharecroppers. Or when the government placed the crime-infested housing project in their decent blue collar neighborhood (subsequently ruining it for decades). They didn't ask government to save them. They kept working and seeing their blessings. They were not pansies. And they did not let their poverty sink them to being white trash. (Money don't buy class, y'all.)

I think on the immense responsibility I have as a parent of so many children with such great gifts. I try so hard to make sure they are learning what's important in life, to think and learn, that they are loved, to be brave and not to cower to evil, to respect others, to stand tall, and most of all to serve God. It's a privilege to have this responsibility, and I do not want to fail.

I'm thankful for fresh air, good health, and the ability to take a jog everyday or so. Stupid as it sounds, that's a big deal to me after spending 25 weeks of my adult, childbearing years on strict bedrest to save the lives of 3 of my beautiful children.

I'm thankful for my own parents and five siblings and husband. When all else fails, I know I can count on my family. And I am assured that in the end, as everything may fall apart, my Savior has already won.

Posted by: somebody in America at November 07, 2012 05:21 PM (W5c4e)

585 I'm thankful that I finally gave up and divorced my 1st husband married my new and improved husband.

Posted by: Say What? at November 07, 2012 05:21 PM (3hSf2)

586 Playing Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Life By The Drop" on my 1949 Gibson J-50.

Sorry, did you say you have a 1949 Gibson J-50?

HAHAHAHA! I SURE DO, BITCHES!

Posted by: Texas Ranger at November 07, 2012 05:21 PM (IvvrO)

587
My girlfriend was distraught this morning. I reminded her of three things.
1. I love her
2. We will always be OK together.
3. We're Texans now. Sky is the limit!
She smiled at me and as she wiped the tear from her eye she asked if this is the kick in the butt that it will take to getthatgreat commentor AllenG to get off his Mom's couch and start his own blog.

Posted by: PugBoo (This One Time Happy Birthday Boo! Miss You) at November 07, 2012 05:22 PM (MG6Y6)

588
And the best news, in a few weeks he'll get to hold his first ever granddaughter (my new niece) when we all meet for Thanksgiving.
Posted by: Flatbush Joe

That is awesome news. Mercy, what your dad went through. No offense to the MD's among the morons, but I think I understand why they call it "practicing" medicine.

Posted by: moki at November 07, 2012 05:23 PM (wi/sM)

589 I am thankful that I still have the freedom to hit the MUTE button when the O ther team is on my tele...

Posted by: CarolinaBreibartGirl at November 07, 2012 05:23 PM (Y+QF6)

590 You lab owners are lucky. I have ten year old ridgeback who played fetch once and there after looked at me like I was nuts when threw balls. But I love the counter surfing cur. He does play the piano and sings for treats. Hell he has me so well trained if he gets bored he will the piano to get my attention.

Posted by: Long Island at November 07, 2012 05:23 PM (EsJl1)

591 Indeed, God, faith and honor is what shall reign.

But I will also pull back my economic support and provide it strictly to those deserving of it. Those who have proven they share in the free market and do not want to take from me, simply because they can.

I
must apologize in advance to those located in states that were
complicit in this defeat. But I will not do business nor contribute to
their financial well being in any way. I seek out states and organizations who believe in liberty.

It's unfortunate some good folks are now located in the desert of despotism or believe in what Montesquieu called the "Spirit of Inequality" . But they can work to change it or move.

Adieu.

Posted by: marcus at November 07, 2012 05:23 PM (4GrBM)

592 560 - I'm in New Mexico which isn't red, and there are no jobs, but what do you do? You know how all the liberal Californians move to a state and turn it blue? Maybe people could move here and turn it red. Albuquerque has the best food of anywhere I've been since the Bay Area even if you don't like green chili.

Posted by: Synova at November 07, 2012 05:24 PM (7/PU+)

593
little miss spellcheck

sure it starts with mice

Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 05:24 PM (AW9md)

594 My husband and I are going to the Lyric Opera in Kansas City tonight to watch Il Trovatore. My 17 year old daughter is making us a nice chicken dinner before we go.



Posted by: Nice Deb at November 07, 2012 05:25 PM (23log)

595 I'm looking forward to going to Italy for three weeks at Chrsitmas to visit my daugher and her three kids while her hubby is in Afghanistan. Then at the end of January she is coming here for a month because my middle daughter is having her first baby at the end of February.

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at November 07, 2012 05:25 PM (JcN7j)

596 White Castle has new, crispy, jalapeno sliders for a limited time starting now. It's buy one get one too.

Posted by: MLCross at November 07, 2012 05:25 PM (taib7)

597 Last night I had an idea, so I shorted 6 stocks at the bell. 5 of the 6 plunged and made a slight killing. Hope the rest of you are doing okay financially. Remember you can make money in a down market as well.

Posted by: Financial advice guy at November 07, 2012 05:26 PM (zb6pn)

598 Mrs Meanie's the antithesis to Meaniness. She's the best wife, mom, and beagle owner in the world.

Gotta good job, and nobody here is gloating.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 07, 2012 05:26 PM (Ec6wH)

599 So my youngest son (12) wanted to try to grow some jumbo pumpkins this year. We ended up with about fifteen pumpkins ranging from 80 - 200 lbs that we had no idea what to do with. Naturally, our thoughts turned to explosives. A few weeks ago we ordered some tannerite. The only way to make tannerite explode is to shoot it with a centerfire rifle cartridge. On Sunday we invited the neighbors over and took turns shooting containers of tannerite placed into holes we carved in the pumpkins. It was fucking great.

The grand finale was a 4 lb. jug of the stuff placed in our biggest pumpkin. We painted that big gourd green with a yellow O (U of O duck emblem) and blew the shit out of it. Because we hate the ducks. We measured one large piece at 351' from ground zero.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at November 07, 2012 05:27 PM (+lsX1)

600 Just retired (joy!) and then this (despair!).

Just gonna say a prayer and ask for guidance on how to restore my country and still have a life.

Will look outside CA to relocate, maybe Park City, cool town in a conservative state. There is only so much one person can stand.

Posted by: PJ at November 07, 2012 05:27 PM (DQHjw)

601 My seven year old gets straight A's and can speak fluent French. I'm happy and proud of that.

Posted by: Sassy at November 07, 2012 05:27 PM (DwC3L)

602 My family if coming out on Thanksgiving. Not much is better than that.

Posted by: The Political Hat at November 07, 2012 05:27 PM (XvHmy)

603 I feel VERY positive about the Miami Heat!


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You'll still have to deal with the OKC Whatchmacallits.......Thunder.......that's it......the OKC Thunder.

Posted by: Soona at November 07, 2012 05:28 PM (EUJBD)

604 I trust in God, and have no non-mortgage debt (and my house is above water). That's about all I got.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 07, 2012 05:28 PM (ZDP2l)

605 Stock up on some venison this fall if you are in a hunting state. Make venison chili or venison hot beefs by adding beef and pork to cut the gamey flavor and add some fat. Of course use the backstraps for morning breakfast. Mmmmm, backstrap.

Posted by: Nuge wannabe at November 07, 2012 05:29 PM (zb6pn)

606 I'm able to scratch out an OK living as a musician. I keep my cost of living pretty low, but I can still afford fancy beer and to spoil my child with nice musical instruments. I'm extremely thankful to God for giving me an ear that has afforded me such luxuries.

Posted by: Mephistefales at November 07, 2012 05:29 PM (xwmVn)

607 My youngest took her self to the dentist today - even made her own appointment.

She told the dentist she didn't want to take her wisdom teeth out because she's making straight A's.

That kid knows how to make me laugh. Once when I was very said, she said

"this too shall pass, know who said that? God"

again, I can't help but laugh and I'm blessed to have a child with this type of charm that warms my heart.

Heard from my other daughters today as well, encouraged one, comforted another. This is what I do, this is my job, and I'm so blessed to have it!

I feel strangely fine as this hymn came to me:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace

Posted by: Kmac at November 07, 2012 05:29 PM (FCDZ9)

608 I'm positive because as of last Friday. I'm a dad!
Gabriel Samuel, 7lbs 12oz @ 1:45am

Perfect birthday in my book. He's got all of Nov 1st to eat his candy from Halloween and Nov 2 for cake!

Posted by: WheelmanForHire at November 07, 2012 05:29 PM (l8nIR)

609 I am grateful God gave me time to fix things with my Mom before she died.

I am grateful I had 6 years longer with my Dad than any doctor thought possible after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

I am grateful my nephews are smart and healthy.

I am grateful I will graduate in May with an engineering degree so I never have to teach in a public school again.

I am grateful for my health.

I am grateful for my church, my friends and my family.

I am grateful for the roof over my head.

And I am grateful for those who love me even when I'm unlovable.

I thank God for all He has blessed me with and all He will bless me with, for I am very richly blessed indeed.

Posted by: Oil Field Trash at November 07, 2012 05:30 PM (oZ6Js)

610
God is on his throne, and one day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

It's that thought that gets me through the rough days.

Posted by: Average Jen at November 07, 2012 05:30 PM (bGg6O)

611 I am a priest... collar, black suit, the whole magilla. I am thankful for Jesus Christ and this amazing nation.

We'll come back, and there will be new battles. And for those battles I am planning to, again, roll up my sleeves and fight evil.

This nation is blessed and you, Ace, are one of its blessings.

Don't wait. Arm yourself.

Posted by: Dello at November 07, 2012 05:30 PM (PAb+f)

612 I am thankful for recipe threads, except that they make me hungry, for everything! I am not thankful for having to do the dishes afterwards. I mean, some of those things require more than one pan!!

Posted by: and irresolute at November 07, 2012 05:31 PM (DBH1h)

613 Currently have a turkey breast thawing on the counter, have not decided what to make with it. Any ideas?

Posted by: Mediocre cook at November 07, 2012 05:31 PM (zb6pn)

614
Obama gonna pay my mortgage!!!!
Seriously, I have the greatest wife. I have a wonderful daughter. I'm still employed for the time being. I will fight to the death forthe first two, and I pray to Godthat the thirdremains stable.
Oh and the cherry moonshine my wife bought me for my birthday is way good - in moderation of course. Otherwise it just kicks your butt . . .

Posted by: MWTexas at November 07, 2012 05:32 PM (N05oL)

615 I'm also thankful that no matter how well the Ohio St. Buckeyes do this season they can't go to a Bowl Game!

Posted by: RikDergis at November 07, 2012 05:33 PM (hfABO)

616 It's a miracle. It's truly a miracle.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 07, 2012 04:32 PM (Gk3SS)

This is great news. My late father had Parkinson's Disease. I am so happy for you.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, raving lunatic about Benghazi at November 07, 2012 05:33 PM (baL2B)

617 Hey, I'm thankful I'm a good looking guy. Probably much better looking than a lot of the morons who post here and other places on the internet.

Posted by: Jack Rackim at November 07, 2012 05:33 PM (0aChF)

618 I am thankful that I lived another year (cancer in 12 years ago) and that on election day yesterday (my birthday) I was at least able to know that my vote went to a man I respect and tomorrow I will welcome my first grandchild.

Posted by: osu at November 07, 2012 05:34 PM (xR46S)

619
final one but really i am so,so thankful both of my daughters made it to adulthood without falling prey to the horrible things that destroy so many young peoples lives

Posted by: kj at November 07, 2012 05:34 PM (AW9md)

620 I rarely post here...but what a nice thread.
I am thankful that there are amazing places in my house where I can walk into a room, full of strangers, yet find familiarity and belonging.

Ace of Spades is one.

And Downton Abbey season 3 comes out in January.

My hubby and 5 children drive me around the bend sometimes, but life wouldn't be worth living without them.

Posted by: vonvervengarten at November 07, 2012 05:35 PM (zToqc)

621 I'm thankful that I have a job that I like 99% of the time. I love Ace's website. I have taken to reading and posting to it when I am at lunch from my iPhone. I lam grateful to my older brother who does my grocery shopping. If I go to a store, I buy things that I never eat or make and eventually throw in the trash because I forgot about them. He will tell me I don't need it, or I wont' like it, etc.

I had a washing machine flooding for the last month or so, I was afraid I would have to buy anew one, but it only cost $85 for a plumber to fix it. I have a bit of a bump under my kitchen floor from the floods but I think it will go away, I love my beautiful white tile, with a mauve rose in the middle of each tile , floor. I have to wash it today.

Has anyone watched Homeland on Showtime? I love that show. I watch it with 100% of my attention. Most of the time I watch television while reading things on the internet, but I watch Homeland for the entrŽe time.

I had breast cancer 10 years ago, every year I skip the mammogram and have an MRI because mine did not show on the mammogram.. Under ultrasound the doctor assured me the lumps were nothing. I bullied him into doing a biopsy then. I was right, one lump was nothing and the other was a fast spreading cancer. I'm grateful that I usually have a great instinct, at least as far as my health is concerned. If I listened to that doctor, I wouldn't be here. This year things have changed and now the type I had, my age and other factors, made it possible for them to test me for the gene, I do not have the breast/ovarian cancer gene. I am thankful for that.

Posted by: CarolT at November 07, 2012 05:35 PM (z4WKX)

622 My 16 year old's basketball season is just starting. I'd rather watch him and the team mates we've watched and known since his third grade at his little school than anything else in the world.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 07, 2012 05:35 PM (4Mv1T)

623 These wordsof Thomas Paine'srallied the troops some 230 years ago:

THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.

Posted by: publius(NotBreitbartPublius) at November 07, 2012 05:35 PM (VVB18)

624 Dello are you Roman Catholic priest? Have you been writing down names and IP addresses of commenters here? Are we in really big trouble now?

Posted by: Long Island at November 07, 2012 05:36 PM (EsJl1)

625 Currently have a turkey breast thawing on the counter, have not decided what to make with it. Any ideas?
Posted by: Mediocre cook at November 07, 2012 05:31 PM (zb6pn)
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Chicken!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 07, 2012 05:36 PM (jucos)

626 My daughter's boyfriend wants to propose to her ... but wants my blessing first.

Posted by: Shivendragon at November 07, 2012 05:36 PM (f7u6e)

627 Cheer up, Dec. 21, 2012 is right around the corner!

Posted by: Fenrir at November 07, 2012 05:36 PM (TVBv1)

628 I'm thankful my old boss (who had to lay me off- Yeah Rick you!!), got me hook on this website.
So if you see this Rick, it's your turn to buy lunch

Posted by: Say What? at November 07, 2012 05:37 PM (3hSf2)

629 <i>Always remember this: Government is not, to us, a holy thing, a central
organizing principle displacing the family and church, that it is for
liberals.</i>

You know what? I'm going to live my life that way from today on. It's sad that I feel that a Federal election is that important to my life day-to-day. We've become them, to an extent - that we feel we must prevail at that level for our personal well-being. The Federal Government has gotten that big.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at November 07, 2012 05:37 PM (rqlRk)

630
I'm grateful for my beloved wife. She's an angel who has stuck with me even when others on her side of the family have intimated that she can do better. (I also had a mental breakdown for which I myself would not have blamed her if she had thrown up her hands and left.)
Our beautiful black cat, Mandy, whom we rescued from five some odd years of shelter purgatory a year ago.
My father, who has loved me more than few fathers ever have, when pretty much the entire family thought he should be declared unfit. I owe our current roof over our heads to him, and so much of my honor and character.

And my grandmother. She's seen so much of life (eight or so years old at the outset of American involvement in WW2), and had to bury her daughter at far too young of anage. Unfortunate geographical decisions byGrandma's sons have left her isolated from the family. Assuming she voted this past time, this election may very well be her last (I know, no politics, just a reference point for her age).

These four items keep me alive and caring about the world.

Should they go, I will go too. I can't do this anymore just for myself.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at November 07, 2012 05:37 PM (LTB/3)

631 http://tinyurl.com/nkstsk.
Wow what a hand!!

Posted by: harleycowboy at November 07, 2012 05:38 PM (wSTfB)

632 Boobehs.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at November 07, 2012 05:39 PM (u0MHM)

633 I have faith in my ass kicking abilities to provide for my wife and 6 month old daughter, regardless of what Jackhole resides at 1600 Penn Avenue.

I also like to watch Point Break with reckless abandon.

Posted by: Odie1941 at November 07, 2012 05:39 PM (UWRbo)

634 Peeps,

I am very grateful for all of you.

Please don't say kind things about me like you appreciate me. This puts me in an awkward position-- I am very shy and don't know how to process kind words like that, so I ignore them (I tend to ignore things that make me uncomfortable) and wind up being rude.

I know you appreciate me based just on your patronage.

Thank you for the kind thoughts, but I'm very strange with that. On one hand, yes, it makes me feel good. On the other hand, I really do not like being noticed in public.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 05:40 PM (LCRYB)

635 Well, I have the Philadelphia Eagles season to...........

Ah, nevermind.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at November 07, 2012 05:42 PM (YmPwQ)

636 Grateful for bagels, Temptee cream cheese and nova.

And God help me, I am proud to be a Jets fan even when they break my heart.

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at November 07, 2012 05:42 PM (F0syl)

637 All I know is how fucked this country is going to be not just for the next four years, but for the rest of my life. I have mourned over the lost of my dad when he passedaway inApril. Now I realize he is the lucky one not to have to put up with this bullshit anymore. Everything that was conventional wisdom has been destroyed since last night. I have lost faith in the notion that people will wake upand demand a real change in this country. All of those people that supported the President were just thinking of themselves. They don't give a damn about the direction of where this country is heading. I hope they enjoy the ride tothe road to hell! I know that this is supposed to be a positive post but all I see are dark clouds on the horizon. If this post doesn't fit the criteria above then delete it.

Posted by: theforgottenman at November 07, 2012 05:42 PM (I668v)

638 I got AJ and AJsMommie, and that's all I need.

AJ (he's eight now) saw my face last night and curled up on my lap and hugged me.

It's going to be okay.

Posted by: AJsDaddie at November 07, 2012 05:43 PM (3gSt5)

639 615 ---

You read my mind!

I have a standing $1 bet with a friend of mine who is a Buckeye fan. If both our teams win or lose, no money changes hands. But if one person's team loses and the other's wins, over goes a buck.

My team is the Razorbacks. I've been handing over lots of bills this year.

But I always fold the bill into a ring and remind him it's the only rings they'll win this year.

Posted by: Oil Field Trash at November 07, 2012 05:43 PM (oZ6Js)

640 Starting with the most important, down to the not so important:

I have been saved through the precious death and resurrection of my savior, our savior, Jesus Christ. The state is not my God.

I am blessed with a dutiful wife, two beautiful and healthy children, and a home in the beautiful Commonwealth of Kentucky, a state where the old ways are not forgotten, and common sense prevails (most of the time).

I will make more money in my profession than I ever have before, in spite of all the problems.

The Louisville Cardinals are 9-0 in football and are ranked second in the preseason basketball polls. The Georgia Bulldogs are 7-1 and are going to win the SEC East.

The workday has just about ended.


Posted by: bulldog at November 07, 2012 05:45 PM (yZC1G)

641
60
"Don't fall into despair quite yet. Something is about to happen. Something big is coming. I don't know what or when but things will change."

I had the same feeling last night, and it's still there today. I will go onthanking God as I do every day and keep working for my family and the future.

Posted by: YFS at November 07, 2012 05:45 PM (zTBag)

642 624
"Dello are you Roman Catholic priest? Have you been writing down names and IP addresses of commenters here? Are we in really big trouble now?"

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I'm an Episcopal priest. If you think battling the Dems is a tough process, imagine battling your own godless and progressive bishops. Being a Conservative means battles on many fronts.

Posted by: Dello at November 07, 2012 05:45 PM (PAb+f)

643
Met a great lady a few months back treats me much better than I deserve.
My two adults are fine people they make me proud.
Life is very good

Posted by: Finn McCool at November 07, 2012 05:45 PM (x+dIQ)

644 I am thankful that my wife is still a BABE after 23 years of matrimony to me, and putting up with two teenagers. Also thankful that she has a nice rack and hasn't thrown me under the bus, but mostly that she hasn't thrown me under the bus. Yea.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at November 07, 2012 05:46 PM (4Mv1T)

645
Yesterday was my youngest son's 10th birthday. The night before his brothers and Iwent to GameStop at 10pm and waited there until the midnight release of Halo 4 (we did the same thing for Reach).Standing there on the sidewalk wetalked to other gamers shared doughnuts, pizza and excitement with them.We brought it home and played until 6:30 yesterday morning (we homeschool, so we can do that), ate junkfood and drank Mt. Dew to stay awake.
For this, and no other reason, my kids, especially my 10 year old, will probably remember yesterday for the rest of their lives. As will I.
God has been unspeakably good to me.

Posted by: 29Victor at November 07, 2012 05:46 PM (ES9R7)

646 Currently have a turkey breast thawing on the counter, have not decided what to make with it. Any ideas?

Posted by: Mediocre cook at November 07, 2012 05:31 PM (zb6pn)

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Chicken!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 07, 2012 05:36 PM (jucos)
I have chicken, but no duck to make Turducken.

Posted by: Mediocre cook at November 07, 2012 05:46 PM (zb6pn)

647 Someone didn't read the rules.

Also, this moronette definitely cooks by eye.

Super easy and fancy looking main course for you guys who want to impress your gal...

Bake a salmon filet with regular BBQ sauce (the sweet kind for wet BBQ). Probably 20 minutes at 350.

Posted by: Synova at November 07, 2012 05:47 PM (7/PU+)

648 It hit me this morning that even though we won't live as well as our parents, we'll live better than our depression-era Grandparents. And I woke up next to my married-and-living-together-for-just-2.5-months husband and was very grateful that whatever we face, we'll have each other. My amazing grandparents did it, and we'll do it too.

Posted by: FbL at November 07, 2012 05:48 PM (5QA8N)

649 Ace;
Be of good cheer and know in your bones that our Republic will rise again as long as Liberty stirs in the souls of free men and women.

Plus, dude, play some Skyrim. Hunt elk, make armor, kill vampires. Et. Cetera.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at November 07, 2012 05:48 PM (jZn+7)

650 Posted by: theforgottenman at November 07, 2012 05:42 PM (I668v)


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Don't despair. Half of America agrees with you. That's still a hell of a lot of patriotism. We'll get through this......one way or the other.

Posted by: Soona at November 07, 2012 05:48 PM (EUJBD)

651 10
I got a job in Austin, TX. Leaving San Diego behind. In this political
environment that's pretty much all I can say right now without getting
political... Well I could mention boobs, nice boobs in Austin...


Sure, if you need your boobs to be "natural". San Diego will always beat Austin in the "silicone sister" department.

Posted by: wooga, still in San Diego at November 07, 2012 05:48 PM (vjyZP)

652 I just wrote a long, thoughtful note here about what I am thankful for, and it was rejected - and deleted - because "it looked like spam." I am not thankful for that. I enjoyed this thread, and I had a lot of nice things to say about you Ace. Thanks for everything.

Posted by: Travis at November 07, 2012 05:50 PM (9WkMB)

653 Ps 63,1 Entreating our Creator for Living Water. Oh, yeah, and for Old Dan, and for the Sons of the Pioneers. http://preview.tinyurl.com/b5l2rgr For books like "Cheaper by the Dozen" that helped me to understand why I missed all the brothers and sisters that I didn't have. For William F. Buckley, Jr., who offered me a lifeline through his work in the darkest days after '68. For our Right Talkers. All of 'em (even Medved because he finally admitted Saddam's WMDs could've wound up in Syria). For Mr. Rate's shovel. http://preview.tinyurl.com/axuncao. For AoS/HQ and Morons. Cheers! [And s.]

Posted by: Thorvald at November 07, 2012 05:51 PM (1V6Pv)

654 I'm grateful to endodontics. After years of stupidly avoiding the dentist I finally got the courage to go. Check that, the piercing, stabbing, agonizing pain in my face convinced me that, hey, maybe I should see somebody about this stabby agony thing.

Several root canals later, things are looking much better. And I've learned that root canals really don't hurt much.

And the standard advice which I ignored is true. Don't ignore tooth pain. It's not the type of thing that magically gets better on it's own. It's only going to get worse until the pain is so severe it overcomes any dential-phobia you might have. The pain will win that battle.

Also, another helpful hint. Don't constantly sip soda all day for years on end. About the worst thing you can do for your teeth. If you are a soda addict, switch to something sugar-free like Coke Zero. And if you have to drink regular soda, drink it fast. Drink it in a few minutes. Don't just constantly sip it all day, like I did. It creates a constant acid environment and constant food supply for the bacteria.

I used to always keep a soda at my side at work and sip it every couple minutes. This turned out to be a very unwise and very expensive mistakes. Root canals don't hurt that much but they are expensive as shit.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 07, 2012 05:51 PM (ZPrif)

655 Where my ampersands at?

Posted by: Thorvald at November 07, 2012 05:52 PM (1V6Pv)

656
First, Thanks Ace for being another voice of reason....I am so thankful to have been born an American girl...Blessed with parents who gave me love and great life during th 60's -70's....Thankful for my hubby and children and friends....
Most of all thanks be to God Almighty who loves unconditional...People will always let us down, but He will not.....Remember this........
"Put not your trust the government, but rather in Him who caries the government upon His shoulders."....
Beverley

Posted by: Beverley from Fla at November 07, 2012 05:52 PM (ZmGpV)

657 There are some good people in my life. And, because I am a believer, I know God wins in the end.

I would have thought the Moron Horde would have expressed thanks for cheerleaders with pointy elbows...maybe I missed that comment.

Posted by: Donna V. at November 07, 2012 05:53 PM (7OHl8)

658 I have two children. They love me, and will care for me when I am no longer able to care for myself. That is no small thing for me.

They both love God. That is no small thing for me.


Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 07, 2012 05:54 PM (P6QsQ)

659 634 Peeps,

I am very grateful for all of you.

Please don't say kind things about me like you appreciate me. This puts me in an awkward position-- I am very shy and don't know how to process kind words like that, so I ignore them (I tend to ignore things that make me uncomfortable) and wind up being rude.

I know you appreciate me based just on your patronage.

Thank you for the kind thoughts, but I'm very strange with that. On one hand, yes, it makes me feel good. On the other hand, I really do not like being noticed in public.

Posted by: ace at November 07, 2012 05:40 PM (LCRYB)

Perhaps this is why my post was rejected as spam. I said TOO MANY nice things about Ace. You're the man, Ace, I really mean it. Oops, sorry. My bad.

Posted by: Travis at November 07, 2012 05:54 PM (9WkMB)

660 648
It hit me this morning that even though we won't live as well as our
parents, we'll live better than our depression-era Grandparents. And I
woke up next to my married-and-living-together-for-just-2.5-months
husband and was very grateful that whatever we face, we'll have each
other. My amazing grandparents did it, and we'll do it too.


Posted by: FbL at November 07, 2012 05:48 PM (5QA8N)
Indeed. And I still live in the country that my ancestors begged God to give them, with freedoms and property they couldn't have ever imagined.

Posted by: 29Victor at November 07, 2012 05:54 PM (ES9R7)

661 I would have thought the Moron Horde would have expressed thanks for cheerleaders with pointy elbows...maybe I missed that comment.
Posted by: Donna V. at November 07, 2012 05:53 PM (7OHl


--------------------------------------------


Yeah, you missed it. Except for the pointy elbow thing. But who's thankful for pointy elbows?

Posted by: Soona at November 07, 2012 05:55 PM (EUJBD)

662 I am thankful that I can look forward to reading Allen's blog if he ever gets around to starting one!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 07, 2012 05:56 PM (Cnqmv)

663
"The grand finale was a 4 lb. jug of the stuff placed in our biggest
pumpkin. We painted that big gourd green with a yellow O (U of O duck
emblem) and blew the shit out of it. Because we hate the ducks. We
measured one large piece at 351' from ground zero."

That sounds *SO COOL*! Video?

Speaking of pumpkins and explosives, I once saw a video of Ultimate Skeet. The guy had set up a trebouchet with a counterweight of 3/4 of a ton in the California desert, and was flinging watermelons toward guys located downrange with shotguns loaded with buckshot. When a guy hit a melon, it made this lovely red plume in the sky.

I have to go shooting again soon.

Posted by: Brown Line at November 07, 2012 05:57 PM (VrNoa)

664 http://www.oddee.com/_media/___s/articles2/a98194_playground_1.jpg

Posted by: Link Guy at November 07, 2012 05:58 PM (aPAIU)

665 My little boy - 2 years old - is the most incredible gift a 40 year old fart like myself could have ever imagined.

Posted by: The Great and Secret Show at November 07, 2012 05:59 PM (9Zci/)

666 This thread is two posts down now so I don't expect more than a moron or two will see this comment but thanks, Ace. We need to remember all the stuff we're grateful for that makes the politics worth the fight.

We talked about it some at work today, and managed to talk ourselves into better moods than we started the day. We've got families, and like most of the people in them, we've got enough money to get by, and on the whole we like the lives we lead, living in the country that still beats the others by quite a lot.

Posted by: Retread at November 07, 2012 05:59 PM (zxitI)

667 I'm thankful for the example of my grandfather, who came here from Germany, after the first world war. He got a job, got established, and then brought my grandmother over.They both became American citizens, and my grandfather ultimately owned his own little machine shop. He fully believed in the American dream - If youwork hard for what you want, you canachieve anything.

Posted by: Bulldog in Kansas at November 07, 2012 06:01 PM (z1C58)

668 I'm grateful that the city of Pittsburgh (my former homestead) has 2 quality pro sports teams and the Pirates. I live in DC now and they have 4 pro sports teams (DC United doesn't count, sorry); One team is on the rise (Nationals), one is a profoundly dyfuntional disappointment (Redskins), one is a perrenial playoff choke artist (Capitals), and one is a joke (Wizards). So thank you my former homestead, Pittsburgh, for providing 2 winners and that crap baseball team.

Posted by: puddleglum at November 07, 2012 06:02 PM (+NOBG)

669 I met my wife at a singles dance. When I first walked in I thought "Oh crap. Old people" A voice in my head said to stay.I met my wife. Thank you voice.

Posted by: harleycowboy at November 07, 2012 06:03 PM (JKGfQ)

670 Thanks for Colombian women!

Posted by: Pik As at November 07, 2012 06:05 PM (5Xo7I)

671 For shepherds, drovers, cattlemen, and dirt farmers. For the journey. For the place between God's earth and God's rain and sunshine. http://preview.tinyurl.com/b8vpxao

Posted by: Thorvald at November 07, 2012 06:05 PM (1V6Pv)

672 Dello I wrote a long thoughtful theological response to you discovering we have a priest among us. I am posting from my phone and lost it. Great to know Ace of Spades has a Chaplin. We will need your guidance.

Posted by: Long Island at November 07, 2012 06:10 PM (EsJl1)

673 I guess there are 2 morons with real similar nics that you wouldn't think would collide. First we have 'weft cut-loop', author of the hilariously vulgar novel Warrior of God, and then there's 'burned cut-loop', who is a completely different moron commentor.

I'm almost afraid to ask what a 'cut-loop' is, that two different morons want to make it part of their nics.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 07, 2012 06:11 PM (9GaPd)

674 Every day, my wife and I go out and play with our dogs. We'll keep doing that. Life is still good, even though I think we've missed a chance to make it better.

Posted by: mikesixes at November 07, 2012 06:13 PM (VIaY2)

675 I'm grateful for you, the entire Horde. I'm grateful for those who I met and became internet friends with on the ONT over the past four years.

I'm grateful for Ace and those who created this smart, profane, and often hilarious military blog.

And after being in Europe for the last month as a touring musician...even though I love my job, I'm grateful that I'm American, and that I'm coming home in two days to my home country.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at November 07, 2012 06:13 PM (AIvIo)

676 I'm retiring at a pretty early age in 8 duty days w a pretty good health care pkg I'll be living in the suburbs after 32 years on the best job in the world, with a great HS freshman volleyball/softball player and a great 8th grade goalie(ice) and a pretty cool wife who makes a good buck

Posted by: Mike in Chicago at November 07, 2012 06:16 PM (gSQbK)

677 @675

Please don't!

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at November 07, 2012 06:18 PM (uvNSk)

678 I am grateful for my beautiful wife who has consented to stay married to me for 27 tears.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 07, 2012 06:18 PM (9GaPd)

679 I am grateful for my beautiful wife who has consented to stay married to me for 27 tears.

What an hilarious typo! I meant years. Years.

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 07, 2012 06:20 PM (9GaPd)

680 Thanks for the encouragement about getting a dog. I think this is my positive response to the election. The wife will learn to love the dog.

Posted by: Brent at November 07, 2012 06:21 PM (tkNAb)

681 Good idea. The daily details of my slog through life are in my nic. I saw a humorous bumper sticker today... made a note the dogpack needs dogfood from Tractor Supply ( They have good survival, err, prepper stuff too.)

Chatted back and forth via email with The Widder MaryAnn. Offered her a spare oil-filled heater I have... her all-electric house is expensive to heat and her bills are a problem.

I guess we are “seeing” each other, or something. After 25 years of marriage to Emily and 7 to Helen I sure never thought I'd “do the dance” with another woman, let alone the wife of my old neighbor at the Mall. It burned in 1983 and we all got career changes.

It's strange- but I like it. Moreover I find that I like her. Don't know where it will go- if it goes anywhere. If not I have at least learned that I can do this man-woman stuff without breaking a sweat. I had really been anxious about that since I never dated when I was young. I guess those wives of mine were good experience.

And yeah? I miss them every single day. They were “good ones.” I suspect Miss MaryAnn might be another.

We'll see.

-30-

Posted by: backhoe at November 07, 2012 06:21 PM (ULH4o)

682
Just spent an hour reading all the comments and another hour talking to my neighbor. Both helped tremendously.

So to add to my list, I'm thankful for great neighbors who leave me dinner in my fridge when I have night classes and for the moron horde that keeps me informed and laughing.

I am also thankful that I don't worship Government or any elected official as my god.

My God is mighty and He covers me with blessings and mercies every day.

I am sad today, but there will be no lasting depression or a syndrome named for anyone. I will keep on keeping on. I have a greater hope than any hope I could place in a man or an institution.


Posted by: Oil Field Trash at November 07, 2012 06:24 PM (oZ6Js)

683 I'm married to the best man on the face of the earth.

I'm pregnant with my 5th Beanerschnitzel. So when cons wring their hands about demographic shifts I can tell them to suck it. And when libs wring their hands about my planet-destroying footprint, I can tell them to suck it.

Posted by: Beanerschnitzel at November 07, 2012 06:26 PM (8d63Z)

684 I have a fantastic wife, a daughter who would make any father proud and two wonderful grandchildren. I'm retired, strong as an ox and healthy as a horse. I own my home and have the skills to upgrade it myself (as well as the time). I'm a veteran who is proud of my service. A retired cop who had the best job in the world. I'm so thankful for all those things.

I'm also an unabashed and unapologetic Christian and I'm thankful for my faith that carries and sustains me in dark times.

I am unafraid of discomfort, turmoil or challenge. And for that I am eternally grateful. Give me your best shot world, I can take it and give as good as I get. Just you wait and see.

Posted by: Six at November 07, 2012 06:27 PM (gW5fI)

685

"I'm almost afraid to ask what a 'cut-loop' is, that two different morons want to make it part of their nics.


"Posted by: OregonMuse at November 07, 2012 06:11 PM (9GaPd)


From a Wikipedia article on Persian carpet making:


"On a knotted pile carpet (formally, a supplementary weft cut-loop pile
carpet), the structural weft threads alternate with a supplementary
weft that rises at right angles to the surface of the weave."

Hope this helps.

Posted by: Anne B. at November 07, 2012 06:28 PM (f3owF)

686 I love soccer, and the proliferation of tv channels that carry soccer continues (al Jazeera sport, known as BeIn here in the states is the most recent addition). The US almost screwed up the World Cup qualifying but turned it around at the last minute. WC qualifying has advanced to the last round, where 6 North American teams will play it out for three direct spots at the world cup and one wild card play in type situation where the 4th best North American team will play some other continents mid level team for that right.

Posted by: Rory at November 07, 2012 06:30 PM (7rd2m)

687 What I love is that no matter where it comes from, the grocery store, a fancy bakery, or Mom's kitchen, punkin pie is awesome. I was a Cool Whip man, topping-wise,for most of my life, but have switched to Reddi Whip, which tastes better and looks better on the slice. It's just great that something so simple can be so great. The taste of it brings back lots of happy memories of family reunions.
And pizza is pretty good, no matter where you get it in America. I took a trip to Italy and figured I'd be in for some primo pizza, but Italy's pizza sucked. It was like there was a nationwide shortage of tomato paste and theTopping Union went on strike. I love it that America has better Italian food than Italy.

Posted by: Tantor at November 07, 2012 06:32 PM (659DL)

688 Evan Williams Honey Bourbon!

And I'm making Tootsie Roll fudge tonight to use up my leftover Halloween candy.

Posted by: GatorGirl at November 07, 2012 06:32 PM (Oe0Tl)

689 Publix pumpkin pie is the best - you can't make better pumpkin pie than that!

Posted by: Kmac at November 07, 2012 06:35 PM (FCDZ9)

690 Yeah, thanks to the horde, too. As a recovering liberal, it's good to know the conservatives can cuss a lot and make you laugh until your tea comes out your nose, which it did once.

So Ace, you and your insane friends here make conservatism cool. And that's big. Now scurry back behind your desk!

Posted by: PJ at November 07, 2012 06:37 PM (DQHjw)

691 RUM AND DR PEPPER

Posted by: TYPO DYNMOFO at November 07, 2012 06:39 PM (+VMZ0)

692 Another thing I love about America is that we have the most alien abductions of any country on Earth. Think about that. Sure we brag about America while the world talks sh*t about us and yammers about the Ugly American and ya da da ya da day. Now aliens from the Dog Star don't give a flying leap about any of that Earth talk. They just want some humans for their crazy experiments and who knows what else. They have a whole world of humans to choose from but who do they choose, over and over? Americans, that's who. We're Number One. Thousands of space aliens can't be wrong. So there's that.

Posted by: Tantor at November 07, 2012 06:42 PM (659DL)

693 I'm thankful the friend's kid I'm watching has ended his temper tantrum with minimal time spent in tantrum mode. And there is no Power Rangers on. It's the little things.

Posted by: Nora at November 07, 2012 06:45 PM (hkqLS)

694 Another thing to be happy about is that the guards don't know I have a key to my manacles hidden in a crack in the wall, filled in with toothpaste and dirt.

Posted by: Tantor at November 07, 2012 06:48 PM (659DL)

695

Each morning we get up and can see ourselves in the mirror - it's a glorious day.

Posted by: exliberal at November 07, 2012 06:48 PM (leIQP)

696 I'm positive that Thanksgiving Christmas will be alot leaner this year, and for years to come.

Posted by: Pains Me To Be Positive at November 07, 2012 06:53 PM (1/eH7)

697 635
Well, I have the Philadelphia Eagles season to...........



Ah, nevermind.

---------

Yeah, I still have the Raiders.... <groan>

Posted by: Greece here we come at November 07, 2012 07:00 PM (pSYWf)

698 I'm thankful for my faith in God. Also, happy to have lost 35 pounds. I may still be old (5, but at least I'm not old and fat anymore. Finally, I am very thankful for my like-minded friends here at the Ace o'Spades HQ.

Posted by: lucypennyg at November 07, 2012 07:00 PM (edpqu)

699 I'm thankful for this thread - a good and needed respite from despair.

I'm thankful for my God and church, and for my wife of two months.

Posted by: Brandon at November 07, 2012 07:01 PM (Zx4uI)

700
"It's easy to grin, when you're ship comes in and you've got the stock market beat-
But a man worthwhile, is the man who can smile when his shorts are too tight in the seat!"
--Judge Smells

Posted by: mikecool60349 at November 07, 2012 07:15 PM (fFdFD)

701 I thank GOD every day that I live in TEXAS, in these United States of America. I am grateful that my wife of 22 years got just silly enough to marry me and stay with me. I'm grateful for and very proud of my four children.

And I am grateful for the time I get to hear from all of you, both here and elsewhere. The folks who light the pages and 'organize' the threads are doing a ton of work that goes unrecognized most of the time.

The trolls, I could do without, honestly I wouldn't miss 'em.

Still today I have hope. I have faith in this messed up Republic we are sharing.

Posted by: Blacksmith8✡ at November 07, 2012 07:18 PM (Yzu6e)

702 Thanks Ace and the whole crew.
I've learned a lot here, and been very entertained.
This too shall pass.

Posted by: seamrog at November 07, 2012 07:35 PM (1k4aa)

703 Just read, or mostly-read, 700 comments. Couldn't quit. Inspiring. Long time lurker first comment: wow.

Y'all made me think of every good thing I ever had, or have, or have experienced, who I've known, where I've lived, and the glorious risks, and the failures, which have a certain... thrill of their own.

Almost forty years with a woman who still puts up with me, sort-of, three grown kids who are all employed, sort-of, and still talk to the 'rents and each other, sort-of. Lots of bittersweet. All wrapped up together, stuff of this life, good and bad.

Last night, after following AoSHQ until the fat lady with the big belt sang, we then listened to the concession speech on the drive home. It was good. I could sleep, somehow.

Then, this morning, I awoke with my little fuzzy yellow special Charlie cat curled up next to me, head on my arm. And I had the thought, "Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on us." (Raised with that stuff, but not usually so formal in my, uh, internal life.)

So that was my mantra for the day. Troubles I have aplenty, current chaos and threat of more, and a seeming lack of wit to deal with it all. But, what comes will come, as always. I got dressed, fed the half-dozen cats and the good ol' dog and had coffee and the autumn sunrise spread bright horizontal light across the pastures. Mercy, Jesus, and Thanks Father. This'll do for now.

Posted by: That Mindful Guy is grim at November 07, 2012 07:35 PM (lBpVP)

704 Guinness is still shipping from Ireland.

Cheap airfare to Vegas.

My mom's still alive.

I'm still here after 2009-2012, I have faith I'll be here in 2016...


Posted by: CaptainComic at November 07, 2012 07:58 PM (JG2ty)

705 So that was my mantra for the day. Troubles I have aplenty, current
chaos and threat of more, and a seeming lack of wit to deal with it all.
But, what comes will come, as always. I got dressed, fed the half-dozen
cats and the good ol' dog and had coffee and the autumn sunrise spread
bright horizontal light across the pastures. Mercy, Jesus, and Thanks
Father. This'll do for now.


****

That's downright poetic.

I'm glad you delurked.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 07, 2012 07:59 PM (piMMO)

706 I am grateful that, despite sudden and severe heart failure, I survived and continued to work my ass off for three more years. I am grateful that when I could no longer work, I had LTD coverage to provide an income. I am grateful for incredible doctors and nurses who, and the technology which, made all the difference in my recovery.

I am grateful that, despite our very contentious relationship, and despite being incredibly ill, I had the strength to be by mother's side, nearly every minute, for the last week of her life and was holding her hand when she died.

I am grateful that my adult daughter is so kind-hearted that she cannot bear to see a creature suffer and will give of herself to improve the plight of another. She is beautiful and healthy, and when I needed her, she moved back home to help me out.

I am grateful that the U.S., despite the best efforts of those who seek to destroy her, remains the best country in the world and I shall never see her otherwise.

Most of all, I am grateful to God for all these things which He has made possible.

Even during the bad times, we live in a wonderful world.

http://tinyurl.com/bd6vbdo

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 07, 2012 08:09 PM (piMMO)

707 Long-time lurker. Grateful, ever so grateful, for each day I wake up and see the sun shining. For the hubs, who was wise enough to arm the shit out of our household 4 years ago and who can fix anything if it really does all go to Hell. For my job, which is full of like-minded people so I do not feel alone, and my home, which is surrounded by wonderful neighbors - a true community. For my faith, which sustains me. And most of all, for my two beautiful, healthy children. Because of them, I don't have the luxury of wallowing in yesterday's loss. They deserve a free country. So: we fight!

Grateful also for this place, which has been my first and last stop on the interwebs for at least 6 years now.

Posted by: Puck at November 07, 2012 08:24 PM (WH/TU)

708
I am thankful that my newly diagnosed breast cancer is stage 0...and that my husband and children love me.
There is so much in this country that we all should be thankful for, the best being our freedom.
There is a pendulum, and it swings to the left now but what is important to remember that it will eventually swing to the right again. Keep the faith.
Thank you Ace for this place...I would have come out of the shadows sooner but was afriad of "burn the witch and witchfinder."

Posted by: the witch at November 07, 2012 08:33 PM (SKOS1)

709
I too am grateful for the ones in my life. Just tonight, my almost-4-year-old and I were talking and he was telling me all about his day. I wanted nothing more than to hug him and tell him everything will be okay in the end, but it didn't matter. His blissful optimism and sunny outlook on everything was all I needed to remember how vital it is to have genuine, honest love in your life. I have that with my wife of 8 years, and it's been a struggle. Up until last year, neither of us had worked concurrently for the duration of our marriage due to poor employers, the economy dying in '08, and so forth. She was laid off while five months pregnant with our son, and that was an interesting time.

But we've rebounded. We've both been employed for almost two whole years together and we've almost paid off our debts (this spring should be the last portion of the debt we rang up just to survive). It shouldn't have come to this ever, but I have a roof over my head, my wonderful girl by my side, my sweet son vegging out on the couch right now to Umi Zoomi, and a second baby on the way and due this spring.

I say this from the bottom of my heart - Obama can go fuck himself and all his regulators, but my life is pretty damn sweet in spite of his nitwittery. Cheers.

Posted by: sans_sheriff at November 07, 2012 08:36 PM (vge4w)

710 For my faith, a mysterious gift and source of hope.

For my family--a lovely wife and six healthy, bright, happy and active children.

For our home, which is paid for.

For our home library, which contains hundreds and hundreds of volumes preserving the best of our civilization and its achievements.

And for my wife again, for indulging me in number 4.

Posted by: Steve the Pirate at November 07, 2012 09:21 PM (E6J9+)

711 Just got a puppy. NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING can stop the sheer unbridled joy of a 9 week old puppy and the look she can put on your 7 year old daughter's face.

Posted by: eric at November 07, 2012 09:23 PM (/Hfxt)

712 Also, thanks to CrossFit and the Paleo diet I'm in the best shape of my life at age 43 and have the libido of a 16 year old Pakistani madrassa student who glimpses the bare ankle of his third cousin and rapes a goat instead as a proxy.

Posted by: eric at November 07, 2012 09:29 PM (/Hfxt)

713 "I'm grateful that the city of Pittsburgh (my former homestead) has 2
quality pro sports teams and the Pirates."

Glum, I'm a Cubs fan, so I feel your pain. But the Pirates made me a baseball fan: I remember seeing Bill Mazarowski's walk-off homer in game 7 of the 1960 Series, and the sight of him dancing around the bases made a fan for life: he was having so much *fun*! And the We Are Fam-a-lee Bucs of the early 1970s were also a terrific team. They had the core of a champion in the 90s, with the Killer Bs, until Bonds left for the big money in 'Frisco. It's a great franchise with a proud history; and some day they'll be back.

Posted by: Brown Line at November 07, 2012 09:31 PM (f3owF)

714 Can someone please unplug the matrix so I can wake up and not experience this alternate universe?

Posted by: Sphynx at November 07, 2012 10:27 PM (F22l6)

715 I'm going to post the lyrics to "Resolution." It was written by Ronan Harris, and is performed by VNV Nation. I'd like to address it to conservatives everywhere.
------
No pride to feel, no waiting country;
No parades to line your way.
Though your hands may bleed, and your body may lie broken,
Every storm must soon give way.

Raise your head up high! Raise your head up high,
So the heavens hear you cry!
Light the brightest fire, from the highest mountain,
So the whole world knows that your spirit can't be broken!

The rage you feel will consume you and destroy you.
Let this rage inside you die.
One day you'll find the signs in every motion;
Close your eyes so you might see.
I will hold you still, every second of every hour,
Let your actions speak your will.

Raise your head up high! Raise your head up high,
So the heavens hear you cry!
Light the brightest fire, from the highest mountain,
So the whole world knows that your spirit can't be broken!

Give up your fear, these senseless longings;
Let this pain inside you die.

Raise your head up high! Raise your head up high,
So the heavens hear you cry!
Light the brightest fire, from the highest mountain,
So the whole world knows that your spirit can't be broken!

Posted by: Darkangel at November 07, 2012 10:29 PM (RnKOy)

716 Find the little things in life that can make you happy, make you laugh, and make you smile.

Try to spend a little bit of time each day indulging in at least one of those. Each little bit helps to improve your life. I'm grateful when I can find new ones to add to the mix.

One of my most unexpected ones: I play Diablo 3, and they included a real-money auction house in it. They've also been on a serious nerf trend, making it easier and easier to get some surprisingly good loot. It's dead simple, really, and sorta mindless fun.

There's no subscription cost, so you can sell off anything that happens to drop and get real cash via PayPal, which you can then spend on real things.

Yes, I've been selling pixels to people, and they are happily buying my pixels for surprisingly large amounts of money. And I laugh and laugh and laugh.

And then I buy a combo meal at a fast food joint, pay with my PayPal debit card, and tell my kids I got my burger with extra pixels (get it?) and laugh some more.

I shake my head, sure, but I laugh when I do it.

Sometimes people doing nonsensical things can be good, too.

Posted by: VekTor at November 07, 2012 10:33 PM (N7DZ0)

717 Am I too late? Grateful for my father who sent me here to read this when I was in tears, my family who see this as a time to pull together and help each other through what lies ahead, for this new sense that the only way through is to go out and change things one person at a time, for my husband who taught me how to laugh from the belly up & for all the glimmers of hope that preceded me in this thread. Exactly what I needed today!!

Posted by: Amie at November 08, 2012 11:39 AM (kQ8Jp)

718


erm... TWO weeks.
*cough*


Posted by: Teh Obvious, Belabored at November 08, 2012 02:35 PM (l1oyw)






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My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat