Filler 'til the grownups get home [CBD]

Some of Vic's headlines:

Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, December 24, 2012. On this day in 1814 the Treaty of Ghent was signed ending the war of 1812. The only thing the U.S. gained in this war was the national anthem, rubble in Washington DC, and the onset of "The Era of Good Feelings." The British viewed the war as a sideshow in the overall Napoleonic Wars. The fact is that the U.S., like all the rest of the wars down to WWII, was not prepared for this war.

Once again one of our "allies" kills us troop. More die to protect Obama's ass in a mission with no target.


Are unions on the decline?
It looks that way but lets not start washing each other's cranks yet. True the unions have lost several major battles in blue States and their membership is on the decline, but. Every single time we think we have the socialists and communists on the ropes they find some way to bounce back, usually through assistance from their lackeys and partners in the Demo-commie party. Keep in mind that elections have consequences and the NLRB will continue to be stocked with labor toadies who will rule exclusively in favor of unions no matter what. It took court action to shut down the board in the fight over Boeing in SC.


Prepare for a tax increase at the end of the year folks.
The Sunday talk shows featured everyone blaming Republicans as the MFM continued its war on the country.

Our current battle over the border patrol and lack of enforcement due to the EPA is ludicrous. Why has congress not acted on this? Because the House has passed a bill and the Senate is filled with idiots who view illegals as future voting blocks. We can't patrol large swaths of the border because of "environmental" restrictions on vehicles but the Mexicans cross at will, build campsites, and generally trash the area at will creating a much larger problem.

Is ICE finally implementing something I have long called for? Well, to some extent they are. They are doing a lot more audits of companies and fining those that purposely hire illegals. What they lack is jailing multiple offenders. This is really the only way the flood will be stopped. This and halting all welfare and assistance payments to illegals (which the Demonrats will never do).

Idaho Senator charged with DUI in Washington, DC. Yes, a politician was charged. Unlike the Kennedy who had a DUI with accident and let go, he will get the shaft. What is the difference? He is a Republican. He is also a Mormon who is not supposed to be drinking.

I spent about 5 years digitizing all my old vinyl records into MP3s. Now some people want to go the other way.

Kindle Daily Deals

Christmas Kittehs of the Day

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Comments

1 Merry X-Mas eve.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 24, 2012 08:16 AM (mV8sg)

2 Should I do the rest down here or are you going to post more?

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:16 AM (53z96)

3 NYPD takes pre-emptive action. They have devised a method to perfect Human Nature with

algorithms. And the Surveillance Society. Soon, they can check your medical records.... Crank

the handle of the combinatoric machine, and before long the only AHR (Authorized Human

Reproduction) will be by politically-approved lesbians.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/d8q4yzt

Posted by: Thorvald at December 24, 2012 08:17 AM (1V6Pv)

4 What the heck?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 24, 2012 08:17 AM (DoZD+)

5 http://preview.tinyurl.com/d3tkfjx
A glimpse of what our enemy has in store for us. Notice that they must have had the Alinksy Machinery already in place for the next mass shooting. They'll rely on holding the N.R.A. to its own standards, i.e., we're not the Klan and we won't come for them in the night. Probably, just the reverse.

Posted by: Thorvald at December 24, 2012 08:17 AM (1V6Pv)

6 red tags everywhere.

Posted by: Dave C at December 24, 2012 08:18 AM (o4/ge)

7 http://preview.tinyurl.com/cbsf3s2
http://preview.tinyurl.com/cwxhzum
The reason for the season. Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Thorvald at December 24, 2012 08:18 AM (1V6Pv)

8 Romney really did not want to be President, so says son.

http://is.gd/OvwquW

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:19 AM (53z96)

9 Even the AFP is massively biased over gun control.

The NRA, the most powerful gun lobby in the United States, ruled out any support Sunday for greater regulation of firearms or ammunition magazines after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre.


As I said previously, why is it that people who revere the Constitution are “lobbyists” while gun grabbers are “concerned citizens”?

http://is.gd/UPhSPy

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:19 AM (53z96)

10 Red Alert issued for volcano on Chile-Argentina border.

http://is.gd/Fdlabj

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:19 AM (53z96)

11


DAY 48

1,412 to go


Mayans, Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, MIRV's, mutants, malcontents, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, miscreants, momzers, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2012 08:19 AM (XkWWK)

12 He is a Republican. He is also a Mormon who is not supposed to be drinking.


...the dreaded double-whammy!

Posted by: billygoat at December 24, 2012 08:20 AM (6DDE+)

13 “Generation Y” is seeing hard times. Waaaaa. You ordered a shit sandwich in 2008 and again in 2012. I hope it tastes good.

http://is.gd/MQL3mq

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:20 AM (53z96)

14 More reports that the Hagel nomination is dead.

http://is.gd/sJlluq

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:20 AM (53z96)

15 Patent Troll problem is exploding. Only in the US where litigation is considered a source of income instead of a legal remedy is this a problem. It is way past time to fix our litigation problem. The first step should be an amendment that forbids anyone who has a JD from being a member of any legislative body. These assholes get by with this crap because companies “settle” rather than spend money fighting the trolls. What they should be doing is counter-suing and bankrupting those who are guilty of “patent extortion”.

http://is.gd/6dLxXj

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:20 AM (53z96)

16 Afganistan. Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 24, 2012 08:20 AM (mV8sg)

17 Here is something even better. MP3 Albums cheap. The Abba Gold Album is one I bought for full price a few years ago and it is a damn good album. Especially when you can get it for 99 cents! The Motown looks good too.

http://is.gd/9n5XZb

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:21 AM (53z96)

18 Thanks, CBD.

It's Monday to me and "the weekend" to Gabe. Morning post slipped through the cracks.

Posted by: Andy at December 24, 2012 08:21 AM (OZPoa)

19
Every single time we think we have the socialists and communists on the ropes they find some way to bounce back, usually through assistance from their lackeys and partners in the Demo-commie party.





I hold the media accountable. For pretty much everythi.ng

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 24, 2012 08:21 AM (DoZD+)

20 Merry Christmas Eve, ‘rons and ‘ronettes.


Every year there are a lot of recommendations for Christmas movies, specials and music. I’ve already shared some music a while back. As far as movies, I don’tcare for either It’s A Wonderful Life (one of Capra’s worst movies, I think) or A Christmas Story (which, IMO, except for Darren McGavin, isn’t nearly as funny as people insist it is).


My Christmas tradition is White Christmas, sappy and unrealistic though it is (no matter how much they loved “The Old Man,” would all of General Waverly’s outfit really drop their plans to get to Vermont only two days before Christmas?). I don’t have any stories connected with the movie, but a few little notes:


Rosemary Clooney was Bing’s own choice for Betty Haynes, his romantic partner; he casually mentioned to Paramount executives that she was a “cute kid” with a “nice voice.”


Danny Kaye was actually the third choice for Phil Davis, Crosby’s partner. White Christmas was originally planned as the third film in an unofficial Crosby – Astaire trilogy, following Holiday Inn and Blue Skies, but Astaire didn’t like the script and demanded out of his contract. Donald O’Connor was then signed, but fell very sick before shooting began, and Kaye was assigned to the picture, being given 10% of the gross to sweeten the deal.


All of Vera-Ellen’s costumes in the movie have a high neck, to hide the effects of her anorexia.


When the sisters show Crosby and Kaye a photo of their brother – known as “Freckle-Face Haynes, the Dog-Faced Boy” in their outfit – the picture is that of a minor actor named Carl Switzer, better known as “Alfalfa” to you Little Rascals fans.


Clooney couldn’t really dance (which, she says, contributed to the coolness between her and her “sister”) and Vera-Ellen couldn’t dance. Most of Clooney’s footwork in the “Sisters” number is very basic, in order to hide her deficiencies; similarly, Vera-Ellen’s voice in the song was dubbed by Clooney herself.


And now, let me leave you with a favorite Christmas passage of mine, courtesy of Mr. Dickens:


“There are many things from which I might have derived good by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew, “Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas-time, when it has come round - apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that - as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”


A very Merry Christmas to you all. I wish you all that you wish yourself, and may God bless you.


See you on Boxing Day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2012 08:22 AM (zF6Iw)

21 You ordered a shit sandwich in 2008 and again in 2012.


But we ordered a shit sandwich with sundried tomahtos. This has generic poopon.

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 08:24 AM (d6+Gd)

22 Rosemary Clooney was Bing’s own choice for Betty Haynes, his romantic
partner; he casually mentioned to Paramount executives that she was a
“cute kid” with a “nice voice.”



She was perfect in that part, and that is one of my favorite Christmas movies

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:26 AM (53z96)

23 MPPPP, I wonder if Astair regretted his decision, though I can't imagine anyone better than Danny Kaye to do the 'Sisters' number with Crosby.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 08:29 AM (zxitI)

24 While I am not a Catholic, I am extremely partial to "The Bell's of St. Mary's" (1945) for Christmas entertainment. http://preview.tinyurl.com/c69mrrs
Of course, I am extremely partial to just about anything with Ingrid Bergman in it, but this one stands out.

Posted by: Thorvald at December 24, 2012 08:30 AM (1V6Pv)

25 I keep seeing trailers for that lying-ass Matt Damon movie about Fracking.

THIS is example #1,596,624 of how the left keeps beating the hell out of the right.

Ken Adelson thinks nothing of dropping $130Mil or so on a campaign, when what we need is a few wealthier conservatives to invest in movies and tv shows that make it obvious that the left is preparing the way for the next Caliphate.

BONUS: unlike a campaign, which is like setting fire to your money, some of those movies will earn a nice profit. (Provided no one is stupid enough to name such movies anything like "Hi There, This Movie Is For Conservatives.")

Posted by: K-Bob at December 24, 2012 08:31 AM (Zrt71)

26
Romney really did not want to be President, so says son.





I keep reading this and I keep thinking, "so what?". The election is over. The only reason to keep dredging this stuff up is to keep people thinking about how incompetent the evil Republicans are so the media can continue to blame them for everything.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 24, 2012 08:32 AM (DoZD+)

27 Fuck. I meant Vera-Ellen couldn't sing, of course!

And I can't even blame a pre-Christmas Eve hangover. Speaking of which, for any of you Morons planning to swig some Sam Adams Gingerbread Stout - don't. It's treacly sweet, and you end up with a mouth that tastes like a squad of gingerbread men have pissed cider down your throat.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2012 08:32 AM (zF6Iw)

28 Merry Christmas, Horde! God Bless Us!

Posted by: small town girl at December 24, 2012 08:32 AM (ktPHV)

29 I had read about Vera Ellen's problem with anorexia in that movie before. You could still see how thin she looked even with all those Edith Head specials.


But unlike Karen Carpenter she did not die from it. Carpenter's death really highlighted it as a problem.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:33 AM (53z96)

30 Retread, I think Crosby and Kaye made a great pair in White Christmas, and of course, Clooney was just delicious. It's a pity Paramount couldn't have found another script for the two of them. I do wonder, though, why Bob Hope wasn's considered for the part of Phil; with a little tweaking, he would have fitted right in with the part.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2012 08:35 AM (zF6Iw)

31 LOL, I see CBD has added more of the links to the main body.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:35 AM (53z96)

32 Yiddish word for the day:

"kinnehoreh" - The evil eye, or jinx.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2012 08:37 AM (XkWWK)

33 Speaking of which, for any of you Morons planning to swig some Sam Adams Gingerbread Stout -

That's too bad. I usually like their seasonals. Guess I'll stick with the 'nog.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 08:37 AM (zxitI)

34 Piers Morgan still has not been brought to justice?

Posted by: Butters at December 24, 2012 08:37 AM (NIZHJ)

35 And I forgot one of the cute little "in-jokes" at the end of the movie, when Wallace and Davis are singing Gee, I Wish I Was Back In The Army:

Gee! I wish I was back in the army -

The shows we got, civilians couldn't see:

How we would yell for Dietrich and Cornell,

Crosby, Hope and Benny, all for free!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2012 08:39 AM (zF6Iw)

36 Ken Adelson, what rock he did crawl out from, 'Promised Land' is underwritten by the Emirates, surprise, not really,

Posted by: phillip fry at December 24, 2012 08:39 AM (ctjsq)

37 I do wonder, though, why Bob Hope wasn's considered for the part of Phil;

Yeah, he would have been good as a dame.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 08:40 AM (zxitI)

38 Speaking of which, for any of you Morons planning to swig some Sam Adams Gingerbread Stout -

I'm always careful with the seasonals or "special" brews. I have been burned too many times with a beer that tastes like they cleaned out all of the vats and called it Christmas Beer!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 08:41 AM (d6+Gd)

39 33 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2012 08:32 AM (zF6Iw)

She was damned good in "On the Town" though Ann Miller was something to see. For my money, though, no one comes close to Eleanor Powell. And she was a stunning woman as well. *Sigh*

Merry Christmas, Mary!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2012 08:41 AM (XkWWK)

40 I am staying home for Christmas. I am going to try an A-Hole free existence. This involves staying away from my relatives.

Posted by: Butters at December 24, 2012 08:41 AM (NIZHJ)

41 Butters,

Wish I could today. Into the belly of the beast today. My tongue will be bleeding by dinner time.
Tomorrow at my house! You don't like it, get out!

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 08:43 AM (d6+Gd)

42 My local radio station is playing the crap out of this album today. I have an original copy of this from the 60s and it is one of the best Christmas Albums ever made.

http://is.gd/fvejau

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:44 AM (53z96)

43 I can't be around them anymore. I must not stick anyone.

Posted by: Butters at December 24, 2012 08:46 AM (NIZHJ)

44 Wish I could today. Into the belly of the beast today. My tongue will be bleeding by dinner time.

Keep reminding yourself, 'Good will toward men', whether they deserve it or not.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 08:46 AM (zxitI)

45 Here's another great one. It was out of print for a long time and going for big bucks as a collector's item. Thankfully it is back out on a CD now.

http://is.gd/WSniaN

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:46 AM (53z96)

46 Without even looking, Vic, is that the Phil Spector Christmas album?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2012 08:47 AM (zF6Iw)

47 No it is not, and here is my third and final great Christmas Album

http://is.gd/om0NxU



Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 08:49 AM (53z96)

48 I love White Christmas! But I have had a crush on Bing Crosby since I was five. My other favorite Christmas movies are Christmas Vacaction, which I laugh my ass off watching every single time, and of course Die Hard. Because I am a moronette.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at December 24, 2012 08:49 AM (qFpRI)

49 You know what all of this shit is the Republicans fault, all of it.

They never tried hard enough to make the "Bush" tax cuts permanent.

They never explained why they benefited everyone.

The fiscal cliff deal was their doing!

They have allowed the President and the Democrats to demonize a class of people and have bought into it themselves by offering, OFFERING tax hikes, going against the foundational principles of their party and alienating the very people who gave them the majority in the House.

I'm sorry the GOP does deserve the blame for their predicament and now we are going to suffer.

Let's see what they do when the Donks come a banning guns and fucking with the ammo supply.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 24, 2012 08:49 AM (zOP5o)

50 Blue.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt1DXg3Ix9c

Posted by: Butters at December 24, 2012 08:54 AM (NIZHJ)

51 White Christmas? Why not Green Christmas?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSPGJ5-XAcM

Yeah, it's old.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 08:54 AM (xKC/c)

52 >>More reports that the Hagel nomination is dead.

Wow, newly elected president can't get his nominations through.

Bet that's not common throughout history.

Good morning and happy Christmas Eve, kind morons.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 24, 2012 08:56 AM (SUKHu)

53 Hegel was a hedonist epicurean?

Posted by: Butters at December 24, 2012 08:57 AM (NIZHJ)

54 All they have to do is offer a bill that holds the line on the top two brackets at the current rates and cuts all of the rest.

Then they offer a second bill that is cuts only and cuts across the board for everything and everything so they can't be accused of offering a gimmick.

This bill also strips out the stimulus that has been in every budget since the last budget almost four years ago.

And presto change-o, you have tax cuts and a balanced fucking budget.


This is really god-damned easy guys but you stupid fucks will not do it will you!!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 24, 2012 08:57 AM (zOP5o)

55 Hey hey HEY!

We're still on our smoke break. Slow this mofo down or we're going to start confiscating spaces and paragraph breaks!

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Blog Hamsters at December 24, 2012 08:57 AM (NF2Bf)

56 International Brotherhood of Blog Hamsters

I have plans for you guys.

Posted by: Richard Gere at December 24, 2012 08:59 AM (NIZHJ)

57 That's better.

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Blog Hamsters at December 24, 2012 08:59 AM (NF2Bf)

58 Hey hey HEY!



We're still on our smoke break. Slow this mofo down or we're going to start confiscating spaces and paragraph breaks!


We got some gerbils over here that just love to run. Don't make us go PATCO on your furry little asses.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 24, 2012 09:00 AM (xKC/c)

59 Need to go into town and get stuff for cooking tomorrow. bbl

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2012 09:00 AM (53z96)

60 I have plans for you guys.

Posted by: Richard Gere


You can suck it Gere! We've already merged withGerbil's United.

It's going to be one lonely Christmas for you Pervy McAnalson.

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Blog Hamsters at December 24, 2012 09:01 AM (NF2Bf)

61 Christmas this year with my kids. All of whom are conservatives (fiscal and social). Lotta gun talk and Obama jokes. Awesome.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 24, 2012 09:02 AM (DoZD+)

62 I think I'll get some Bob Evans sides and maybe a ham.

Posted by: Butters at December 24, 2012 09:02 AM (NIZHJ)

63 Let's see what they do when the Donks come a banning guns and fucking with the ammo supply.

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 24, 2012 08:49 AM (zOP5o)



In the spirit of bi-partisanship, I have decided to reach across the aisle and join my House colleagues in supporting just a teensy-weensy bit of absolute state control of firearms. We negotiated this deal on Boxing Day in a smoke filled room with a free bar and I must say it was a most enjoyable experience.


Maybe NOW I can back on the A-list for the inside the beltway parties, AND get the really good tee times.

Posted by: Mr RINO-in Chief Boner at December 24, 2012 09:04 AM (Cnqmv)

64 Disband and dismantal ALL unions!!

Also, morning, all! Happy Christmas Eve!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:04 AM (4df7R)

65 disMANTLE. Geez, that's a helluva typo first thing in the morning.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:05 AM (4df7R)

66
The New York Post tracked down Tawana Brawley, she of the false gang rape by white men that polarized New York City back in the New Jack Swing Era. She lives in Virginia under a different name and works as a licensed practical nurse.

Her low profile has nothing to do with the following:

Brawley lost a defamation lawsuit for her false accusation and was ordered to pay $190,000 at 9 per cent annual interest. She hasn't paid any of that bill. In total, she owes $429,000.






Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 24, 2012 09:05 AM (kdS6q)

67 Only reach across the aisle if you're holding a pike.

Posted by: Vlad the Dracul at December 24, 2012 09:05 AM (NIZHJ)

68 Also, I'd like to go on the record once more as saying that David Gregory looks like a chimp. And since he's whiter than me, that means it's not racist to say so.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:05 AM (4df7R)

69 Sure, we give you the example of how to treat Washington and you ignore it for the next 198 years.
;^)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2012 09:06 AM (jPVBi)

70 @RevolutionDaily December 24 1776
Washington has every boat possible brought and hidden behind Taylor Island on the Delaware for his planned crossing.

Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 09:06 AM (zxitI)

71 Brawley lost a defamation lawsuit for her false accusation and was ordered to pay $190,000 at 9 per cent annual interest. She hasn't paid any of that bill. In total, she owes $429,000.

Evil lying bitch. Although I blame Al Sharpton even more than I blame Brawley.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:06 AM (4df7R)

72 It's nice to see Vic's hard work on the front page today.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 24, 2012 09:07 AM (piMMO)

73 Only reach across the aisle if you're holding a pike.
Posted by: Vlad the Dracul at December 24, 2012 09:05 AM (NIZHJ)


Or a cattle prod.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:07 AM (4df7R)

74 Only reach across the aisle if you're holding a pike.

Posted by: Vlad the Dracul at December 24, 2012 09:05 AM (NIZHJ)


And are willing to actually use it!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 24, 2012 09:07 AM (Cnqmv)

75 Disband and dismantal ALL unions!!

disMANTLE. Geez, that's a helluva typo first thing in the morning.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit


See what happens when start throwing around reckless talk?

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Blog Hamsters at December 24, 2012 09:07 AM (NF2Bf)

76 He is a Republican. He is also a Mormon who is not supposed to be drinking.


...the dreaded double-whammy!


****

Nothing says to constituents, trustworthy, like risking a head-on collision with one of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 24, 2012 09:09 AM (piMMO)

77 Evil lying bitch. Although I blame Al Sharpton even more than I blame Brawley.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:06 AM (4df7R)


A great commentary on our troubled times is that Rev Al Sharpster still has a TV presence, when in a real functional society, he would be shunned for the remainder of his life!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 24, 2012 09:10 AM (Cnqmv)

78 Evil lying bitch. Although I blame Al Sharpton even more than I blame Brawley.

****

Why would she be less to blame?

Without Brawley, there would be no Sharpton.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 24, 2012 09:11 AM (piMMO)

79 Here's some Classic Christmas tunes by the best orchestra and conductor ever.

http://tinyurl.com/ccc3t7o

MP3s of Arthur Fiedler's Boston Pops Christmas Party. Original vinyl 1956. Listened to it as a wee lad at the folk's house till my brother put it on cassette for me as bachelor dude, then found it 10-15 years ago on CD.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 24, 2012 09:11 AM (4Mv1T)

80 "kinnehoreh"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2012 08:37 AM (XkWWK)

That always seemed more Gaelic than Yiddish.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2012 09:11 AM (GsoHv)

81 See what happens when start throwing around reckless talk?

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Blog Hamsters


We're thinking about outsourcing your jobs to some Louisiana Nutria.

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 09:11 AM (d6+Gd)

82 A little Christmas music for you morons, courtesy of Lemmy.

http://tinyurl.com/826njdy

Posted by: Witchfinder at December 24, 2012 09:12 AM (s/PhC)

83
Nothing says to constituents, trustworthy, like risking a head-on collision with one of them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 24, 2012 09:09 AM (piMMO)


If the "bumps in the road' concept can work for Obama, ...

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 24, 2012 09:12 AM (Cnqmv)

84 Unlike the Kennedy who had a DUI with accident and let go, he will get the shaft. What is the difference? He is a Republican. He is also a Mormon who is not supposed to be drinking.

Right now I'm kinda wishing I had received some corporeal punishment. 'Barbed' doesn't begin to describe it.

Posted by: Zombie Ted Kennedy at December 24, 2012 09:12 AM (NF2Bf)

85
Meanwhile, in The Golden State:

A major raid on a cockfight in East Compton led to the detaining of 47 people, the confiscation of about $100,000 in bets and the discovery of nearly 60 birds Saturday morning, authorities said. About 20 people managed to run away from animal control officers when the 8 a.m. raid began, Reyes said. But others were detained and cited for misdemeanor charges of being a spectator, and some of those faced additional charges of being participants in a cockfight.

“It was a high-stakes cockfight,” said Aaron Reyes, deputy director of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. He said it was probably the largest one busted in Los Angeles County in several years.




Potential voters just awaiting the right fiscally conservative Republican with a moderate stance on chicken fightin'.

BTW - "The healthy birds were being taken to shelters, but veterinarians could not save the wounded birds and had to euthanize them."

They were delicious....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 24, 2012 09:13 AM (kdS6q)

86 68 Also, I'd like to go on the record once more as saying that David Gregory looks like a chimp. And since he's whiter than me, that means it's not racist to say so.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:05 AM (4df7R)


A white chimp by any other name would be a "mugatu."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2012 09:13 AM (XkWWK)

87 As far as the war of 1812, we did to get to kick Brit ass again.

That's something right?

Of course now our political and healthcare system resembles theirs.

What next, chicks with big ears and bad teeth?

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 09:13 AM (pu0I5)

88
And my favorite Christmas movie is "Stalag 17."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2012 09:13 AM (XkWWK)

89 8. "He wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life. He had
no desire... to run," Tagg Romney said. "If he could have found someone
else to take his place... he would have been ecstatic to step aside."

There's the problem of having too much money and too much leisure time. Tagg is so insulated, he's never met people who actually refuse anything to do with politics, let alone campaigning. He's in withdrawal, having spent his adult life "serving his nation" as the Potus Mitt #1 campaigner. And Mitt's so perfect, no one else could take his place as LOSER ... just gotta keep on rationalizing why it wasn't their fault they lost.

Since Tagg insists that his father treasures family privacy most, then Tagg screwed dad along with every moron who voted for Romney by posting the turd that keeps turding under the Christmas Tree in the Romney better-than-thou tradition. Mitt stands blameless, and went as the lamb to the slaughter because no one else was worthy to fit Mitt's slippers.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 24, 2012 09:14 AM (BAnPT)

90 87 What next, chicks with big ears and bad teeth?
Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 09:13 AM (pu0I5)


Shirley Chisholm is dead.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2012 09:14 AM (XkWWK)

91 We're thinking about outsourcing your jobs to some Louisiana Nutria.

Posted by: Bruce


Nice blog owner you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to him.

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Blog Hamsters at December 24, 2012 09:15 AM (NF2Bf)

92 Tina Brown is such a self-absorbed scrunt.

Betrayed by the Zeitgeist she once channeled, Tina Brown invokes it one last time
Link to Capital New York: http://tiny.cc/x2qtpw

In an interview with Michael Kinsley in the Nov. 26 issue of New York magazine, Newsweek editor in chief and magazine legend Tina Brown gave a big-picture reason for the magazine's failure: "[E]very piece of the Zeitgeist was against Newsweek," Brown told Kinsley, a quote so telling, New York's editors even saw fit to tease it on the magazine's cover, the word Zeitgeist framed by inverted commas...

Tina honey, if I wanted to spend good money to read left-wing commie bullshit, I'd pick up a copy of the "Communist Manifesto" from the used book bin at Goodwill for a quarter. If that's what you mean by the zeitgeist being against your failure of a magazine, then yes, you are correct.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:15 AM (4df7R)

93 Of course now our political and healthcare system resembles theirs.

What next, chicks with big ears and bad teeth?

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 09:13 AM (pu0I5)


Just think, if Washington had lost, we would have become like Britain decades sooner!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 24, 2012 09:15 AM (Cnqmv)

94 Not really, Judge R b.
It was a very even fight on land and on sea.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2012 09:15 AM (jPVBi)

95 Good morning everyone from the illustrious grifter Maxine Waters district. It is raining right now; if it continues, I am sure there will be massive traffic accidents. Californians have no clue how to drive...in any weather.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at December 24, 2012 09:16 AM (rLMKB)

96 @27

Fuck. I meant Vera-Ellen couldn't sing, of course!

And I can't even blame a pre-Christmas Eve hangover. Speaking of which, for any of you Morons planning to swig some Sam Adams Gingerbread Stout - don't.

It's treacly sweet, and you end up with a mouth that tastes like a squad of gingerbread men have pissed cider down your throat.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2012 08:32 AM (zF6Iw)


Awww, ma-a-a-a-an!

I just bought a bottle of this yesterday for dessert tonight.

Hmpf.

Well, I guess I'll just have to become a fan of gay gingerbread man water sports for tonight's Christmas Eve...

Posted by: naturalfake at December 24, 2012 09:16 AM (G9qZk)

97 And my favorite Christmas movie is "Stalag 17."
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2012 09:13 AM (XkWWK)


"Die Hard."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:17 AM (4df7R)

98 "...Stalag 17."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2012 09:13 AM (XkWWK)

You don't say!

Posted by: Wiliiam Holden at December 24, 2012 09:17 AM (GsoHv)

99 You should move to a better neighbourhood, I Be That Chick.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2012 09:17 AM (jPVBi)

100
hold the media accountable. For pretty much everythi.ngPosted by: katya the designated driver at December 24, 2012 08:21 AM (DoZD+)
==================
and Judges

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 24, 2012 09:17 AM (MPjT8)

101 Nice blog owner you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to him.

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Blog Hamsters

We're only giving them jobs that American Blog Hamsters won't do.

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 09:18 AM (d6+Gd)

102 Posted by: I Be That Chick at December 24, 2012 09:16 AM (rLMKB)

I was driving in Marin County when it snowed a bit on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais.

Wow....just...wow.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2012 09:19 AM (GsoHv)

103 @ 95,

You should see driving here (China). Red lights, one way signs, speed limits, center lines on the road are merely suggestions.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 09:20 AM (pu0I5)

104 Off to the liquor store so I can can keep the visiting in-laws, and THEIR in-laws (the "outlaws") suitably sedated for Christmas.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 24, 2012 09:20 AM (4Mv1T)

105 Hey, that hamster bit me! Did anyone video that?

Posted by: Stephen Crowder at December 24, 2012 09:21 AM (1OZSU)

106 Stalag 17. My favourite (and my favourite scene).
http://tinyurl.com/co566dy

It looks like the whole movie is on YouTube too.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2012 09:21 AM (jPVBi)

107 Why would she be less to blame? Without Brawley, there would be no Sharpton.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 24, 2012 09:11 AM (piMMO)


Without Brawley there would be no Sharpton, yes. But without Sharpton, Tawana Brawley's false accusation would have become nothing but a shameful footnote in history, rather than a defining moment of racial animus. Sharpton saw a chance to attach his star to this scandal and make a name for himself, truth be damned.I find what Brawley did despicable, but what SHARPTON did was despicable x100.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:21 AM (4df7R)

108 Better Off Dead is a Christmas movie that gets overlooked. Yeah, it's Cusack - but he's just a young'un and there's absolutely nothing political in it, most of the gags are hilarious, and the main character's mother looks familiar for a reason... it's Kim Darby ( remember that gritty movie with John Wayne? ). Rasins? You like raisins. And dancing hamburgers.

Posted by: I want my Two Dollars at December 24, 2012 09:21 AM (EYx1k)

109 You should see driving here (China). Red lights, one way signs, speed limits, center lines on the road are merely suggestions.
Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 09:20 AM (pu0I5)


Ah, so China is the eastern extension of Massachusetts.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 24, 2012 09:22 AM (4df7R)

110 Hobo blog Badgers, they work on the cheap!

Posted by: Killerdog at December 24, 2012 09:23 AM (rKQJE)

111 @109, and the politics are the same too! Go figure!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 09:25 AM (pu0I5)

112 Grew up with Julie Andrews with Andre Previn on the stereo. One of my favorites.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbaeYMIvORU

Along with Bing, Bob, Benny, the Mormon Choir...

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 09:25 AM (d6+Gd)

113 I am hoping they play 'Red Ryder Christmas " in China.

It's my fav Christmas movie.

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 09:27 AM (pu0I5)

114 Great---- a condom commercial at 9:30 in the morning.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 24, 2012 09:27 AM (MPjT8)

115 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 24, 2012 09:13 AM (kdS6q)



I am surprised that ICE wasn't there to join in the raid. I would venture to say that all the participants involved/fleeing the scene were illegal aliens. Oh, that's right...SCOAMF stopped that.


@andycanuck...I will be fleeing the People's Republic of California soon enough.

Posted by: I Be That Chick at December 24, 2012 09:27 AM (rLMKB)

116 Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers!

Posted by: Speedy Gonzalez at December 24, 2012 09:27 AM (1OZSU)

117 Puppies playing in my sock for Christmas!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2012 09:28 AM (jPVBi)

118 That's good news, I Be That Chick. Best of luck in your new locale.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2012 09:29 AM (jPVBi)

119 Great---- a condom commercial at 9:30 in the morning.

So there was probably a viagra ad at 9 am.


Posted by: Retread at December 24, 2012 09:29 AM (zxitI)

120
MerryChristmas Eve Everyone- May we all have a Blessed Christmas and the Happiest New Year!

Though I doubt it with the current admin, they seek only to ruin the US.

Vic- I get Powerline emails everyday and for a week or so they have made points on how bad Hagel would be.I didn't read yesterday's. I was watching television.
I say Blessed because I mean it in my heart, but I never go to church. I think what is in your heart is more important that your deeds, especailly if they are phony.
I spent almost all day yesterday watching television, on demand. I have Showtime and loved Homeland. It was on a ten pm on Sundays. At nine was Dexter whichI never watched. I watched almost the entire first season. It was cold out and I pampered myself and my brohter andI had steaks for dinner. He cooked, he lives in the apartment downstairs. I was going to try a ham for Christmas but we don't want to eat it for days. He doesn't like turkey and I don't like roast beef. We decided on steaks for yesterday and Christmas.

Posted by: CarolT at December 24, 2012 09:29 AM (z4WKX)

121 Mayday Kalikimaka is what Hawaiians will be singing while TFG is there.

Posted by: sTevo at December 24, 2012 09:29 AM (VMcEw)

122 Hey, that hamster bit me! Did anyone video that?

Posted by: Stephen Crowder


Better back off funny man or the tent gets it!

Posted by: International Brotherhood of Blog Hamsters at December 24, 2012 09:30 AM (NF2Bf)

123 Ah, just like old times: Redskins v Cowboys next Sunday for the division title

today I get my Christmas pies

Denver WILL have a white Christmas


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 24, 2012 09:30 AM (8sCoq)

124 And for the psychos cat lovers out there, cats helping decorate my Christmas Eve sock.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2012 09:32 AM (jPVBi)

125 We've got your back, hamsters!

Posted by: Alvin, Theodore, Simon at December 24, 2012 09:33 AM (1OZSU)

126 Morning Morons from Bariloche Argentina. 46 degrees and raining and I am stuck in a 5 star resort watching fucking CNN. The view is nice, at llao llao on a glacier lake with my first rum and coke. Burning though some cash, which is king down here. The people hate the government, the ones working that is. That's all Merry Christmas to everyone.

Off to bar for another drink.

Posted by: Billy Bob, in Argentina at December 24, 2012 09:36 AM (JOMMN)

127 124
Great Video

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2012 09:37 AM (d6+Gd)

128 Now that's a real shame when folks be throwing away a perfectly good white boy.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 24, 2012 09:37 AM (jHaYG)

129 Youse dirty rats! Youse da ones whut bit my Crowder!

Posted by: Zombie James Cagney at December 24, 2012 09:37 AM (1OZSU)

130 I'm looking for some gun advice:
Wife wants to get C/C permit. We were talking appropriate hardware last night. My thought: A hammer-less .38 revolver.
Reasoning? It's hammer-less design makes it easier to deploy from a purse or thigh holster*,
and revolvers are more reliable. She most likely won't need the capacity of an automatic, (I don't anticipate her getting in a pitched gun fight), and auto's seem generally more complicated.
(*heh, probably not...)
Any thoughts?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 24, 2012 09:37 AM (Aitxy)

131 Tough day yesterday with the Sunday editorial pages and news shows flooding the zone over gun control, the NRA troglodytes, and how Obama is doing his best to steer the country away from the cliff if only the evil Republicans would just work with him. Our rag has had two straight days of pure liberal rants against the NRA and anyone who isn't getting with the left's solutions.

The last thing I saw on the internet after leaving AoS for the night was a linkentitled "New Poll Says Republicans Are Too Extreme".

Unreal.

But on the way to work, a substitute talk show host offered the theory that we need to do what we can but bide our time. He said Republicans are going to take a short term hit on the financial mess and the cliff, but he's convinced that 2014 will likely be a bigger Republican landslide than 2010 after people have 8 years of unchecked Obama and time for the consequences to sink in and contemplate. I'm not as optimistic right now but was glad to hear it anyway. Remember, if there is anything we can count on, it's that the left is always arrogant and condescending and ALWAYS overreaches. Then a front page headline in the morning fishwrap was "Consensus On Reining In Firearms Diminishes-Republicans join NRA in resisiting altering laws". Great to hear.

Spine stiffening time. Not fun right now, but what doesn't kill us will make us stronger. I've been a conservative since my early teens ( quite a while ago) and this recent stuff is only sharpening any few soft edges there might have been.

This is one of the few sane and "left free zones" around. Thanks toAce and all the co-bloggers, and commenters here. Not to get too sentimental, but it is the Holiday season after all. This site is an incredibly valuable resource in many ways to many people. Looking forward to much more to come in 2013!

Merry Christmas to all morons and moronettes!

Posted by: RM at December 24, 2012 09:38 AM (TRsME)

132 That Buzzfeed article made my screen all blurry.

And then there was a link at the bottom to funny auto correct things. I'm a bad person...I laugh my ass off at those...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 24, 2012 09:38 AM (SUKHu)

133 @130

Good idea. I have a SW Airweight 38, only five shots. No hammer and in Tititanum , so it is really an airwieght.

Posted by: Billy Bob, in Argentina at December 24, 2012 09:40 AM (JOMMN)

134 Cats, I used to hate em. I am more of a dog guy. But then I bought a house and the guy that sold the house left 2 cats there. He pleaded with me to take them. Like an idiot I did.

There was an inside cat, named Zi Zi, declawed..an absynian (did I spell that right?). And an outside cat..Jodine, a big tabby and mean too. I liked her straight away.

Zi Zi was adopted by my daughter. She finally died and we buried her. I actually shed a few tears on the sly. Don't tell anyone.

But that darn Jodine (wild cat) keeps soldiering on.

She likes to sit on my lap when I'm rarely home and clean her claws on the thighs of my jeans while I sing a song..."ouch, ouch, dammit, ouch!"

Cats..dammit!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 24, 2012 09:43 AM (pu0I5)

135 I tried to listen to some Christmas music on Youtube and some commercial for homely looking hooker products comes on. This country so needs a cultural revolution.

Posted by: Butters at December 24, 2012 09:44 AM (NIZHJ)

136 >>>clean her claws on the thighs of my jeans while I sing a song..."ouch, ouch, dammit, ouch!"

That there is funny. *chuckle*[/b[

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 24, 2012 09:45 AM (4Mv1T)

137 fixed it

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 24, 2012 09:45 AM (4Mv1T)

138 No place like the barrel on Christmas eve. whew

Posted by: Tobacco Road at December 24, 2012 09:46 AM (4Mv1T)

139 the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men
and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and
to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers
to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.


The greats are great for a reason. Nice writing.

Posted by: pep at December 24, 2012 09:46 AM (6TB1Z)

140 Merry Christmas (eve)! Today I'll make the filling part of the b'stilla (moroccan chicken pie) for Christmas dinner. Presents all wrapped. Stocking stuffing takes a while b/c we use nylons - being greedy!

Hope you all have a blessed holiday.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at December 24, 2012 09:47 AM (5H6zj)

141 The barrel is filled with MPPPP's leftover Gingerbread Stout.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 24, 2012 09:47 AM (SUKHu)

142 The barrel is filled with MPPPP's leftover Gingerbread Stout.
Sometimes that doesn't work out the way you'd like it to.

Posted by: zombie duke of clarence at December 24, 2012 09:49 AM (jPVBi)

143
"kinnehoreh"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 24, 2012 08:37 AM (XkWWK)

That always seemed more Gaelic than Yiddish.




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 24, 2012 09:11 AM (GsoHv)

Any clues on the korrect pronunciation for a sub-par moron (BIRM)?

Posted by: Vizzini at December 24, 2012 09:50 AM (O7Q1u)

144 Merry Christmas Eve Horde!

Kids are watching old school Rudolph right now. Btw, if you haven't watched it, it's interesting to compare it to today's kids' stuff. For instance, they shove the Abominable Snowman off a cliff.


I'm not much for Christmas music, but if I have to pick a song, it's O Holy Night. Done well, it just sends shivers down my spine. The wife was watching Glee a while back (I know) and the main chick (Rachel?) sang it (which was amusing since she's Jewish) and it was breathtaking.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 24, 2012 09:51 AM (GEICT)

145 One of my Christmas favorites - The Beach Boys singing the Lord's Prayer from their Christmas album:

http://youtu.be/9XzapYYvG7Y

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 24, 2012 09:51 AM (BAS5M)

146 But on the way to work, a substitute talk show host offered the theory
that we need to do what we can but bide our time. He said Republicans
are going to take a short term hit on the financial mess and the cliff,
but he's convinced that 2014 will likely be a bigger Republican
landslide than 2010 after people have 8 years of unchecked Obama and
time for the consequences to sink in and contemplate.


I think he is correct, and that this has been Boehner's strategy all along. Lots of people want his head on a pike, but I suspect he has knowingly sacrificed his tenure as speaker to buy time. As I've said in the past, if the American people don't wake up, it really won't matter what Boehner does, though.

Even the Brits are starting to notice.

http://tinyurl.com/cmx8b86

Posted by: pep at December 24, 2012 09:51 AM (6TB1Z)

147 I have been taking at least one if not two days a week away from the news. I'm sick of all the bad news we have. Lately it's been on a Saturday or Sunday.

I find it helps with this bullshit going on in the country.

Posted by: CarolT at December 24, 2012 09:51 AM (z4WKX)

148 Any clues on the korrect pronunciation for a sub-par moron (BIRM)?
Posted by: Vizzini at December 24, 2012 09:50 AM (O7Q1u)
===============

It's pronounced just like it sounds.

Posted by: Bartender/Comedian at December 24, 2012 09:52 AM (1OZSU)

149 Helpful. Thanks.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 24, 2012 09:53 AM (O7Q1u)

150 If anyone's looking for a great holiday special beer-

Try Ska Brewing's Euphoria Pale Ale:

Nicely, thickly malted with a great mouthfeel. Plus, ju-u-u-ust enough hops to make it floral and fruity as all get out. An absolute delight to drink.


Some oddball movies with a Christmas setting which you may not have seen?

But, of course:

The Silent Partner - great, nasty little thriller in which Elliot Gould figures out that the mall Santa(Christopher Plummer) is about to rob his bank. Hijinks ensue.

A Christmas Tale - from the collection "6 films to keep you Awake", which you can find for about $5.
Excellent spanish thriller in which some kids trap a bank robber in a Santa suit in a pit. Voodoo and hijinks ensue.

Special Exports - Just who or what is the Ur-Santa? And why are all these naked old guys showing up?Crazy, weird vaguely Lovecraftian, light horror movie about the ancient Santa buried in the hill.

The Ref - Dennis Leary comedy that should suck but doesn't. Awful family has an awful Christmas that brings them together....sort of.


As opposed to MPPPP, I like "a christmas Story" and "It's a wonderful Life" and if I could somehow mash-up the Alastair Sims and Reginald Owen and Mr Magoo versions together would have the perfect "Christmas Carol" movie to watch every year.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 24, 2012 09:53 AM (G9qZk)

151 Kids are watching old school Rudolph right now. Btw, if you haven't
watched it, it's interesting to compare it to today's kids' stuff. For
instance, they shove the Abominable Snowman off a cliff.


Now they'd have Rudolf et al confront him and tell him how his being mean is hurting all their feelings. The AS would have an epiphany, and they'd all become vegetarian friends. Sigh.

Posted by: pep at December 24, 2012 09:54 AM (6TB1Z)

152 I had to resort to teh gooogle for that reference:

>>The circumstances of Clarence’s death are unclear. Some say that he was beheaded secretly, some say that he was murdered by his younger and more ambitious brother, Richard of Gloucester, later Richard III, but the most prevalent rumour was that he had been despatched by drowning in a in a butt of malmsey wine.

...Duke duke duke...duke of Clar Clar Clar...

Posted by: Mama AJ, off key at December 24, 2012 09:55 AM (SUKHu)

153 Helpful. Thanks.
You're velcome.

Posted by: a hawaiian in an old joke at December 24, 2012 09:55 AM (jPVBi)

154 The barrel is a butt of malmsey wine.

Posted by: Mama AJ, at December 24, 2012 09:56 AM (SUKHu)

155 In Canada Rudolf would complain to a human (deer?) rights commission and would sue Santa for creating a hostile workplace for the differently nasaled.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 24, 2012 09:57 AM (jPVBi)

156 I was driving in Marin County when it snowed a bit on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. Wow....just...wow.

Wasn't that the site of the Trailside Murders back in the late 70s - early 80s?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 24, 2012 09:58 AM (zF6Iw)

157 In today's America the Peanuts gang would all be suspended for bullying Charlie Brown.

Posted by: real joe at December 24, 2012 09:59 AM (PD2ad)

158 Santa would have had to set up an anti-bullying commission, reindeer games would be prohibited, and Rudolph's classmates would have to go to sensitivity training and perform 50 hours of community service.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 24, 2012 10:01 AM (BAS5M)

159 Great---- a condom commercial at 9:30 in the morning.

It's a Christmas miracle!

Posted by: Sandy Fluke at December 24, 2012 10:02 AM (zF6Iw)

160 O Holy Night by Celtic Woman


http://tinyurl.com/cevv78s

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 24, 2012 10:03 AM (GEICT)

161 O Holy Night by Celtic Woman

http://tinyurl.com/cevv78s


Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 24, 2012 10:03 AM (GEICT)

Nice pipes!

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 24, 2012 10:05 AM (BAS5M)

162 Oh Shit! Something tells me they are not going to play the Christmas story all day down here. Let me know if he "Shoots his eye out" this year.

Sun has come out. It's two hours later, so being at the bar after noon doesn't look that bad.

Posted by: Billy Bob, in Argentina at December 24, 2012 10:08 AM (JOMMN)

163 Merry Christmas Eve, peeps!! Speaking of Christmas movies (favs Die Hard The Family Man), we were watching a massively dreadful Christmas movie last night on Lifetime, and theykept showing a commercial fora new show due to premier in January - Double Divas. It's termed a docu-series but it's really a low-rent realityshow about Boobs and Bras. Seriously. My genious sisterwonderedwhat the pitch to the network must have been like. The clip theyplayed showed a black woman with ginormous breasts - and I mean as big as two toddlers sittin' on her lap, no shit -who apparently needed a bra that fit right. I said that bra's name was surgery, but no, they apparently were successful in fitting her with a miraculous dream bra. Whatever. She looked just the same, IMO. Anybody else see this commercial? I think Ace should devote an entire post about this show when he comes back, about the stupid and retarded shows on cable made for Obama voters.

Posted by: Joanne at December 24, 2012 10:09 AM (VNFBf)

164
Any clues on the korrect pronunciation for a sub-par moron (BIRM)?
Posted by: Vizzini





It sounds just the way it's spelled, H-F-U-H-R-U-H-U-R-R, Hfuhruhurr...

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 24, 2012 10:11 AM (kdS6q)

165 161 O Holy Night by Celtic Woman

http://tinyurl.com/cevv78s


Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 24, 2012 10:03 AM (GEICT)

Nice pipes!

On one of those telecasts (it may be that one) the tall blonde had a whisper of pink areola exposed above her bustier. My wife couldn't figure out how I became such a fan of Celtic music that day.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 24, 2012 10:16 AM (Aitxy)

166 I like the attitude of this open blogger. Gloomy and bitter. It fits the mood this season.

Posted by: JustLikeDavidHasselhoff at December 24, 2012 10:22 AM (wWZWw)

167 I'm putting the kinnehoreh on the lot of you smartasses.

(Just don't ask me to say it)

Posted by: Vizzini at December 24, 2012 10:34 AM (O7Q1u)

168
From a better land and a better people than ours. This is the sort of thing that makes me wish Jack Finney's fantasies were true:

"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.' Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? "VIRGINIA O'HANLON. "115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET."

"VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see.


"They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.


"Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.


"Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

"You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.


"No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood."

I've got a lot to do today, so I may bbl, may be not. Merry Christmas to you all.

Posted by: Sandy Fluke at December 24, 2012 10:35 AM (zF6Iw)

169 pep,
I think you may be right about Boehner. I can't say I am a fan, and he has seemed overmatched by Obama and the Democrats, but he has a heinous job (at this stage anyway) that I feelhe tries to perform in an honorable manner. Would not have his job for all the $ in the world, head would explode inside of a week.

We trash him here, but believe me, it ain't all DC cocktail parties and elite dinners right now for the guy.

Posted by: RM at December 24, 2012 10:47 AM (TRsME)

170 We trash him here, but believe me, it ain't all DC cocktail parties and elite dinners right now for the guy.

Posted by: RM at December 24, 2012 10:47 AM (TRsME)


Fuck him. Does that smokehound's face look like he's passed up one fucking shot of free booze in his life? I'm not saying he's a bad person but he's looked like a fucking doofus every time he's kicked the can down the road or not been proactive about dealing with the shit situation we're in. He should know the MFM turds will shit over anything he does yet he still washes his toga like a fucking retard and does collegial shit like playing golf with the JEF? How's that working out?

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 24, 2012 10:58 AM (fx+St)

171 My Senator, Mike Crapo, just got popped in DC on drunk driving. The guy was a Mormon Bishop at a really young age. As we say in Idaho.......

"Always take two Mormons fishing as if you` take just one he'll drink all yer beer."

Posted by: owlpellets at December 24, 2012 11:01 AM (dmEoV)

172 Vic,

Don't know if you read this in your 'Gen Y' article:

Hallock is the named plaintiff in one of 14 lawsuits
against some of the nation’s best-known law schools, including
her alma mater, the University of San Francisco School of Law.
The civil complaints, filed in 2011 and 2012, accuse the
institutions of overstating graduates’ job-placement results and
incomes.

You raise a rabid pitbull, then it bites you.

Posted by: Xenophon at December 24, 2012 11:19 AM (JNMaY)

173 I don't have anything against Tagg Romney; in fact I admire somebody who sticks up for one's father. But he needs to STFU about this nonsense about how Willard didn't really want to become President. He spent five fucking years setting up an organization that had those NRO squishballs on board and that bloviating asshole Hewitt was in the tank for him from day one. I gladly voted for Romney but never was deluded into thinking that he was this magical great candidate that people that voted for McRINO four years ago would slap themselves on their foreheads and say "Damn I should've voted for Romney" and the JEF's bought and paid for turds would have an even greater epiphany. Just say "No comment and fuck you" the next time an MFM catamite comes trolling for a quote.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 24, 2012 11:40 AM (fx+St)

174 FDR tried to prep the USA for WW II but met resistance from his political enemies many of whom before Pearl Harbor were admirers of Hitler. They hated unions and thought Hitler would prevent socialism. Fortunately after Pearl they became "the loyal opposition"

Posted by: occam at December 24, 2012 12:28 PM (hgDJr)

175 And Obama's target is to gety the hell out. Unfortunately this takes time. 2014 seems about right after that the corrupt Kabul kleptocrats are on their own. Most will probably opt to skeedadle out to the Gulf States where their villas are already in place, sort of like South Vietnam.

Posted by: occam at December 24, 2012 12:30 PM (hgDJr)

176 Kennedy's thing happened a long time ago most Americans were not even alive back then And drinking and driving was not considered really bad then Even teenagers caught were sometimes just followed home by a police car and not charged. Things were different then

Posted by: occam at December 24, 2012 12:34 PM (hgDJr)

177 FDR tried to prep the USA for WW II but met resistance from his political enemies many of whom before Pearl Harbor were admirers of Hitler.
Posted by: occam at December 24, 2012 12:28 PM (hgDJr)


Gee- would have been nice for President Roosevelt to tell me we were prepping for war.

Posted by: Adm Kimmel at December 24, 2012 01:07 PM (3sZO1)

178 And drinking and driving was not considered really
bad then Even teenagers caught were sometimes just followed home by a
police car and not charged. Things were different then

Posted by: occam at December 24, 2012 12:34 PM (hgDJr)


I'll say. Back in 1974 I had two gin and tonics during a lunchtime job interview; got the job too. Smoking in the office was no big whoop then either.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 24, 2012 01:34 PM (jnWzn)

179
"MPPPP, I wonder if Astair regretted his decision, though I can't imagine
anyone better than Danny Kaye to do the 'Sisters' number with Crosby."

True, but I like to imagine what Astaire or O'Connor could have done with the "Doin' Choreography" number.

Posted by: Brown Line at December 24, 2012 01:44 PM (VrNoa)

180 "FDR tried to prep the USA for WW II but met resistance from his
political enemies many of whom before Pearl Harbor were admirers of
Hitler. They hated unions and thought Hitler would prevent socialism.
Fortunately after Pearl they became 'the loyal opposition'"

Oh, by admirers of Hitler, I assume you mean Joe Kennedy, right?

And the strongest opponents of our involvement with the war in Europe was the Commie left: remember, their BFF Stalin was Hitler's ally. Those assholes fought Lend-Lease and the draft tooth and nail.

As for conservative isolationists, they remembered 1916, when Woodrow Wilson was elected on a "he kept us out of the war" platform, only to drag the nation into WWI. Some 50,000 dead doughboys later, Wilson went to Versailles and got his clock cleaned by Lloyd-George and Clemenceau. The isolationists were wrong, but it was not irrational to look at the war in Europe and say that they wanted nothing to do with it.

So, asshole, some of us actually do know history.

Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Brown Line at December 24, 2012 02:02 PM (VrNoa)

181 Brown Line, don't forget the commie cocksuckers who were isolationists when the pact between Hitler and Stalin was in existence but as soon as Adolf decided to try and fuck the Rooskis, the sacks of shit did a fucking 180. Included in that group of cocksuckers was Pete Seeger, who used to imagine Stalin's choad and balls when he was fondling his banjo. Fuck those commie turds and Merry Christmas.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 24, 2012 02:27 PM (jnWzn)






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