He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice…

OK, everybody.

What do you want for Christmas?

Seriously. Only three more shopping days left!

(Although not-so-serious answers are of course welcome as well.)

In fact, maybe we should do a secret Santa! I’ll draw the names right now…. Let’s see:

Taxpayer, you’re buying for Reporter.

@@, you have to buy for Mrs. G.

Southern Comfort, you’re shopping for Wyld Byll.

And Wyld Byll, as we know, is ALWAYS shopping for @@.

    PLEASE KEEP IT LIGHT.

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RW-(the original)

December 21st, 2009
5:55 pm

What do you want for Christmas?

There’s one guy in my neighborhood that still subscribes to the AJC. I’d like a rock to keep it from blowing off his driveway into my yard.

DoggoneGA

December 21st, 2009
5:56 pm

At this point, all I want for Christmas is SUNSHINE!

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 21st, 2009
5:57 pm

The dummycrats are already giving it to me-

A Republican Revival!

Hot damn!

@@

December 21st, 2009
5:58 pm

DANG! jay slammed the door in my face downstairs.

Told ‘ya Germany was at odds with Obama.

German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg hinted Dec. 20 that Germany might not commit any more military personnel to the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan. Guttenberg’s comments come as tensions between Washington and Berlin rise due to U.S. plans to pressure foreign firms doing business in Iran. German banks have a large presence in Iran, and Berlin will not take lightly any action against its banks.–Stratfor

They don’t like Obama pressuring them to implement a stimulus, and they didn’t like his reneging on the Opel deal.

Winning the hearts and minds of Germany, he ain’t. His words were welcomed, but his actions rejected.

What do I want for Christmas? That’s easy. I always tell people to donate their time and money to a charitable cause…Salvation Army preferred. Being the skeptic that I am, I require a confirmation.

I’m buying for Mrs. G!!?!! I’m gonna have to give that gift a whole lot of thought.

@@

December 21st, 2009
6:01 pm

Oh, and jay? Mrs. G specifically asked for something the other day. I delivered, and you, Mr. Grinch, snatched it right out from under your dead tree. But a promise is a promise.

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:02 pm

JAY– Great! Thanks! :-)

What do I want? Peace on earth, good will toward all G-d’s children…

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:05 pm

RW–
Not to worry, Santa had you a sockfull of rocks even before you asked!

BTW–can he still deliver coal, carbon emissions and all that being at issue…

RW-(the original)

December 21st, 2009
6:07 pm

josef,

As long as he uses methane free reindeer feed he can deliver coal. That was the breakthrough agreement Obama was so proud of at Copenhagen.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 21st, 2009
6:07 pm

Are Armed Forces getting a real Commander in Chief instead of this spineless wonder would be cool.

Can Santa do that?

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:07 pm

@@ at 5:58

On the count of three. “…oh, tannenbaum, o tannenbaum…”

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 21st, 2009
6:08 pm

Or “our” perhaps.

@@

December 21st, 2009
6:09 pm

Oh tanningbomb, o tanningbomb.

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:09 pm

RW
methane free reindeer? I knew that was a tight a**ed lot, but…

@@

December 21st, 2009
6:09 pm

…how lovely are my chances?

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:10 pm

@@

“Oh tanningbomb, o tanningbomb.”

That’s a 10% tax on your high-white Mizrahi underground a**!

Sunshine and Thunder

December 21st, 2009
6:10 pm

All the baseballs I have hit over the fence while posting on this forum. Aside from that, peace on Earth and all of our service men and women home.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 21st, 2009
6:11 pm

The Drudge Report to take down Nasty Pelosi’s picture, before Christmasmas.

@@

December 21st, 2009
6:12 pm

By the way, josef. I don’t use tanning beds. I’m standing up for white people who want to be black.

getalife

December 21st, 2009
6:12 pm

Peace and troops home with their families.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 21st, 2009
6:15 pm

Well, I don’t want nothing except a six-pack, but the Rev. Jim Bob Buice seen this column and asked me to ask for the state to forget about that little matter where he got caught rescuing that nekkid boy from the bushes and went to prison and couldn’t use the innernet tubes or preach around kids no more. He would ask for it hisself, but like I said, he can’t use the innernet tubes.

Have a good night everybody and I sure hope all the nasty people that were on this blog this p.m. don’t find this one or Bookman’s request to keep it light is going to get blowed to smithereens. And if I was Wyld Bill, I would sue Bookman till he didn’t have a pair of underwear left. All he ever wanted was to show @@ his etchings and maybe have a picnic with her.

LA

December 21st, 2009
6:17 pm

I want the Democrat Party out of power.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 21st, 2009
6:19 pm

A venture capitalist partner to help me make my amusement park/ tourist destination a dream come true. I’m going to call it Mount Pussmore, with giant stone carvings of Andrew Jackson, Dhimmi Carter and Barakkk Obozo.

Donations in care of the Duh Report accepted.

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:20 pm

@@

Unmentionable says to go get a good tan since, being 1/4 Cherokee by blood, you can register on the 2010 Census as a Pesky Savage and “we need all the numbers we can get with all these white folks turning black and all these black folks turning white…”

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:22 pm

Redneck–
And a merry ho, ho, ho to you and yor’uns…is that a six pack of light…?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 21st, 2009
6:25 pm

…is that a six pack of light…?

Nobody but women and sissies drink that light beer, josef. Anyways, a Merry Christmas to you and the Unmentionable.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 21st, 2009
6:29 pm

Taxxie must be stumped, as usual, and I’m not one to fail to reciprocate when another comes bearing gifts for me.

Sometimes I give them myself, for their pleasure, but this ain’t gonna happen with our girl taxxie, I have standards.

So in lieu of the big prize, I offer a can of expanding foam to fill in that empty space between her ears.

Merry Christmas, taxxie!

AmVet

December 21st, 2009
6:29 pm

I know I haven’t been all that nice this year but if you’re listening Santa, what I really want is a nice sub prime loan from Countrywide on a McMansion.

And for my secret Santa draw I’d like all the nice little conservative boys and girls here to get free quail hunting lessons from Dick Cheney…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aleKwCjy3t8

(And this may not be your area of expertise, but can you also tell me why the baby Jesus had two daddies? That’s always confused me…)

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:30 pm

Okay, y’all, what we gonna get for Jay?

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:31 pm

reneck–not ALL us sissies drink light beer! Thank-ye kindly for the wishes, we’ll catch up with you down to the county line…

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:33 pm

AmVet..
That’s why they call us the Confused Jews!

Kamchak

December 21st, 2009
6:35 pm

Taxpayer

December 21st, 2009
6:35 pm

HAHAHA. Jay, have you been in the Christmas spirits already!

I just checked in and found quite the new thread going here. And I get to buy for Reporter! I don’t know. I’ll see if I can find an appropriate squeaky toy. hehehe, er, I mean, HOHOHO.

Actually, I think I know just the thang.

Andy, I wish you a globally warmed and sunny — and I’m not talking the artificial tanning bed variety like @@ is into, I’m talking 70F straight from Sol (Sol is the name for the sun by the way) — and very Merry Christmas. Hows that.

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:37 pm

K’chak–

Heh, heh…probably need that myself if I let Jay know what I’m getting him… :-)

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:39 pm

How about a tanning bed from Sol–Uncle Sol, that is–can get it for you wholesale…

AmVet

December 21st, 2009
6:40 pm

josef, I caught that light beer reference.

Just remember what John Cleese said about American beers – they are like making love in a canoe because they are all ____ing close to water…

Sometimes life gets so hectic, it’s hard to keep up.

For example this year I damn near forgot to wage Thee War on Christmas.

For those “news” hounds here, did Bill O’Reilly remember? Just curious…

So in that spirit – Happy Holidays everyone!

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 21st, 2009
6:40 pm

After further consideration, I have arrived at the conclusion that Sarah Palin in a thong bikini would work.

Kamchak

December 21st, 2009
6:45 pm

I have arrived at the conclusion that Sarah Palin in a thong bikini would work.

Nah, she would still cut and run.

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 21st, 2009
6:46 pm

I’m relatively content and really don’t want anything for Christmas. I’ve never really thought all the hog wild shopping and gifting had anything to do with what Christmas is about anyway.

If I was buying for Jay, I’d get him a wagon load of patience, ’cause in dealing with this crowd, surely he’s about used up what he already had.

getalife

December 21st, 2009
6:47 pm

PolitiFact Picks 2009’s ‘Lie Of The Year’: Death Panels!

A lying quitter.

DoggoneGA

December 21st, 2009
6:49 pm

IR – it’s not a bikini, but it’s close:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSdFIDygFwM

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 21st, 2009
6:51 pm

Upchuck, get with the spirit.

PDS is so pre November 2008, now that we learned Conservatives were absolutely right about the guy who won, PAS, Palin Adoration Syndrome, is taking hold of all but 23% of the nation.

Hop aboard.

And wouldn’t that be a swell gift opening morning, me and Sarah could play Polling Place and beat Obozo like a drum.

getalife

December 21st, 2009
6:54 pm

Running the lying quitter would be a gift to Obama and energize his base.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

December 21st, 2009
6:55 pm

The dummycrats want to expand medicare coverage to 15,000,000 illegal aliens and cut funding for it by 30 Billion dollars and the lib cheering section says there will be no death panels, yeah, ok.

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
6:55 pm

Hillbilly… that’s a good gift for Papa Jay..

Doggone– for IR, aw! That was thoughtful…

@@

December 21st, 2009
6:55 pm

For Mrs. G with a big RED bow (that’s a ribbon bow, not a bow from the waist).

Power to the people, NOT GOVERNMENT! There IS a difference, ‘ya know.

AmVet

December 21st, 2009
6:55 pm

Doggone, that link was swell Wally!

And how ironic AND prophetic – she was so much more interesting with the sound muted!

You know, I never really noticed the amazing likeness between Mr. Fudd and Mr. Cheney…

I’m serious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyxO8Q8la8g&feature=related

AmVet

December 21st, 2009
6:57 pm

I’m not eligible (by a couple of “wars”) but if any of you know some young bucks who are:

http://iava.org/form

@@

December 21st, 2009
7:00 pm

Oh well, it looks as though the “PEOPLE’S POWER” is closed for reconstruction. Can’t say I didn’t try….lost in the mail, and all THAT stuff.

DoggoneGA

December 21st, 2009
7:00 pm

“That was thoughtful…”

Awww, gee.

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
7:04 pm

“Police seize 800 lbs. of pot, arrest 3 in Acworth”

Well, we know where the Grinch is…

Disgusted…
Didn’t Jay ask us to keep it light? Really…you’re the kind that gives the rest of us liberals a bad name…can you spell h*a*t*e*f*u*l?

Jenifer

December 21st, 2009
7:06 pm

Single payer health insurance now!

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
7:06 pm

AmVet–
Have forwarded link to our boy, thanks…

@@

December 21st, 2009
7:10 pm

A gift for us all. That the Iranian regime will fall under the strength of the protesters.

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
7:11 pm

Howsabout repeal of DADT and DOMA?

“…don we now our gay apparel, fa la la..”

Keeping it light and hoping Fierce Advocate IS Santa Claus… :-)

Taxpayer

December 21st, 2009
7:27 pm

Taxpayer

December 21st, 2009
7:31 pm

Dave R.

December 21st, 2009
7:42 pm

I’m going to re-gift the lump of coal I received from the U.S. Senate today and give it to AmVet. :D

@@

December 21st, 2009
7:42 pm

So josef, what do I get for being 1/4 Cherokee? Since the 2010 census is door to door, I had every intention of declaring myself black.

Just kidding. I think I know what Unmentionable’s answer would be…Not much, if anything at all.

For the record, I talked with my Mom again. She’s delved deeper. My great grandmother’s name was Parlee Stewart. Stewart!!?!! No “Running Bare” or “Little White Dove”? That was another of my Dad’s favorite songs. Sung by whom, (other than him) I know not.

@@

December 21st, 2009
7:49 pm

Whooaaaa! Huffington advertises “Best Books To Fix Your Relationship?” and “Best Books for Getting Rich”.

Where there’s a need, Huffington provides. Doesn’t speak well of their contributors, but what the hey, I say.

eagle scout

December 21st, 2009
7:50 pm

@@…As an oldies trivia whiz kid the singer of Running Bear was someone named Johnny Preston.

@@

December 21st, 2009
7:50 pm

Oooooo, Syria and Lebanon are getting cozy.

Curious Observer

December 21st, 2009
7:51 pm

No “Running Bare” or “Little White Dove”? That was another of my Dad’s favorite songs. Sung by whom, (other than him) I know not.

That’s Running Bear, @@, although your version may be Freudian.

The song was written by none other than Jiles Perry Richardson, aka the Big Bopper, who was killed in the same plane crash that took the life of Buddy Holly. It was recorded first by Johnny Preston and shortly thereafter by Sonny James.

Merry Christmas to you, and don’t go running bare before anybody but your husband and perhaps Wyld Bill.

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
7:55 pm

@@

Have you seen the instructions if the respondent refuses to give race? I kid you not, the census taker is instructed to assign race on appearance! We just had to do that at school…Mexicans are to be listed as Native Americans!

I’ll do some checking on the Stewarts for you…give me some time…

And here ya’ go, Little Off White Dove!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wHkV7IVIoI

Taxpayer

December 21st, 2009
7:57 pm

“Running bare”, “white dove”… sounds like the makings of a pale face’s hints that she’s expecting a home tanning bed for Christmas so’s she can avoid that 10% tax.

@@

December 21st, 2009
7:58 pm

Thanks eagle scout & Curious. Not a freudian slip, just remembering how my Dad would playfully sing it to my Mom in the kitchen. From the time he got home, to the time he went to bed, he wore nothing but his boxer shorts.

getalife

December 21st, 2009
7:58 pm

For the health insurance, drug execs and stockholders, the corrupt Senate gave you a big gift.

For the young, healthy Americans , the corrupt Senate gave you the finger.

Happy Holidays!

@@

December 21st, 2009
8:01 pm

Taxpayer:

I have no need for a tanning bed.

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 21st, 2009
8:01 pm

@@

The Census is full of mistakes, misinformation, and sometimes downright lies, as anybody who has ever done any research can surely tell you. I had a relative who lived in the Oklahoma Territory and passed himself off as a full blooded Cherokee when he was in fact 1/16. Rumor has it he went out there because the heat was on here, but you know how rumors are. So tell the Census people anything you want, it won’t be public until after 2080 anyway.

IW&SH

Dusty

December 21st, 2009
8:01 pm

Oh bah, humbug,

Where did I put that new water pipe for getalife? That picture of Cheney for AmVet? That Farmers Almanac for Hillbilly? Those red stilleto pumps with feathers for @@? That one way bus ticket for RedNeck? And a great big mint julep for josef!!! hmmm now where did I put them???

Well, anyway, happy holidays, folks. I’ll send your presents when I find them.

Common Sense

December 21st, 2009
8:06 pm

More posters on these threads who engage in polite, reasoned debate instead of name calling, rudeness and various kinds of verbal vitriol with each other (the reasonable targeting of political figures is excepted which is what satire is about – i.e., Luckovich and his cartoons).

If you can’t be civil ………. just wait for another thread or post.

AmVet

December 21st, 2009
8:08 pm

Hey Dusty! Can I swap with getalife?

For all the good Republicans everywhere…

http://tinyurl.com/y8hpzs9

Taxpayer

December 21st, 2009
8:09 pm

Wow. Common Sense thinks that this is uncivil. What will he think when he sees folk’s nastier sides.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 21st, 2009
8:10 pm

That one way bus ticket for RedNeck?

Well, Merry Christmas to Sister Dusty. This blog wouldn’t be nothing without her. I hope Santa brings her a extra gallon of that cheap wine she guzzles before she posts.

@@

December 21st, 2009
8:11 pm

Hillbilly:

I’m always having fun with the “What is your race?” question. Various surveys will call…sometimes…I’m in the mood, sometimes not. Following a long list of questions they’ll end with THE QUESTION. I usually respond with “Today? Well TODAY, I’m….

I’m thinking they don’t believe me.

Well I nevah!

(ISH)

Dusty:

Merry Christmas and Happy HolyDays to you and yours!

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
8:15 pm

@@

The Cherokee Stewart family is one of those able to escape removal. They were largely centered in what is today St. Clair County. The Stewart family cemetery in St. Clair is the burial site of the Cherokee from the Indian town of Ohanafeefee…this may well be your Stewarts…any idea what year, or thereabouts, Parlee was born? It may be she, or her parents, are listed on the Miller-Guion rolls…if so, that would possibly give you access to a CDIB card (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) which is of great use should you ever apply for Cherokee Nation citizenship..not, I might add, an easy process…

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

@@

To add to the advice Josef gave you, there is a branch of the National Archives near you.

Ponder

December 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

What do you want for Christmas?

Each member of Congress to grow a pair. Apparently, every vote has its price, e.g., LA, NE, CT, etc. etc… and to heck with ethics and common sense !!!!

@@

December 21st, 2009
8:27 pm

In the wintertime, I’m Olive, married to Popeye. In the early summer, red to brown. By fall, I’m very dark. I’m whatever I wanna be.

josef:

I’ll check with my nephew. I think he’s done some research into the family’s genealogy. I love him to death, but he’s a college professor…not the sharpest knife in the drawer, just thinks he is. I’m sure you’ve encountered the type.

Really, though….I’m fine with who I am.

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
8:29 pm

Hillbilly…the 1/16…did he pass himself off as a fullblood or a citizen? The Dawes Roll census, no friends of the Five Civilized Tribes, even had to concede citizenship to a lot of individuals with not Indian blood and only 25% of those enrolled were “pure bloods.” The textbook story of the Removals is a LONG way from what actually happened…the whole Southeastern experience was based on citizenship, and it was NOT a removal of the Choctaw, Cherokee, etc. people, but the nation. Some estimate the number of Cherokee citizens of no Indian blood removed at 20% and there were large numbers of pure bloods who were not removed because they were registered already as citizens of the United States…article 14 of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek (Choctaw) gave the option of taking citizenship in the United States and remaining east of the river, one third of the Choctaw citizens took that option…

@@

I have a ball with the “race question.” Am I Hispanic? I’m Sephardi and d*mned proud of it. Am I Spanish-speaking? Well I use it more than English most days, but it’s not even my second language, but my fifth. Am I Spanish surnamed? Nope, my surname is from my one Anglo-Saxon line! What do I look like? A Hitlerian Aryan poster child…this whole mess is the R word in extremis..

Congrats

December 21st, 2009
8:32 pm

For Christmas, I would like for the Republicans in Georgia to learn a new word. The new word is CONSOLIDATION, becausen we do not need a new county, city or any other small town in this state. There are hundreds of small towns in Georgia that are going broke, please relocate if you don’t like the current status quo.

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
8:40 pm

Dusty–

Ah’ll be mo-uh than pleased to have that julep with you on the verandah, the spirit of mah gran-muh-thu in attendance!

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 21st, 2009
8:53 pm

Josef

Been a while since I looked at it but if memory serves it listed him as full blood. Of course lots of old records had transcription errors too. He may well have held citizenship as earlier generations in that line did. It’s a collateral line to me, so it gets confusing.

One thing about the U S Census that many people aren’t aware of, you know though I’m sure, is that the census taker didn’t take the form you see, house to house. They’d just take a pad to list things on. They didn’t gather the family around and ask questions; they just asked whomever was at the house at the time they came by. All the adults might be in the field working, so sometimes the person giving the information really didn’t know what they were talking about (you’ll find the same problem on death certificates too). For instance, I have a Great-great Grandma who is alternately listed in the Census as being born in TX, AR, & MO. Best I can come up with, I believe Texas is right but they were a family of stock traders so they moved often. But back to the original point, the census taker transcribed his data from his notepads to the forms that are on file in Washington. That left ample room for all kinds of errors.

On a similar note I’ve found tombstones are often wrong on dates. Occasionally a death date is wrong but usually it’s the birth date. In GA, in the old days you could do road work in lieu of paying property tax. I’ve heard the old people say, 2 days on the road for $15 in taxes. So if they had a boy who could pass for being old enough, they’d just lie, so he could work on the roads. I think they did this so much, and some couldn’t read and write anyway, until I wonder if some of them actually knew when they were born. I have ancestors in my line that went by, “well when this happened I was 14″, etc. If they couldn’t read and write they couldn’t write it in a family Bible, so who knows. It’s what makes geneaology so interesting, you’re never totally sure and you’re never totally done. And no matter when you start your search, you started to late. There’ll always be somebody who died a few years before you started that you could have talked to.

Bruno

December 21st, 2009
8:54 pm

@@

December 21st, 2009
8:56 pm

Awwwww, so sorry. So does this mean Al Gore has lost AGAIN?

The failure of the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen to produce a strong, binding agreement to cut carbon-dioxide emissions sowed gloom in European carbon markets Monday, with prices for carbon-emissions permits falling more than 8%.

There were also political echoes to the Copenhagen summit’s acrimonious conclusion. Some senior officials, including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and British climate-change secretary Ed Miliband, criticized the current U.N. framework for addressing climate change, which requires consensus among more than 190 countries.–WSJ

Bruno

December 21st, 2009
8:56 pm

Robert

December 21st, 2009
9:00 pm

@@, Does this mean we are off the hook for the millions pledged by Hillary every year to developing countries?

@@

December 21st, 2009
9:05 pm

Dianne Feinstein (D) stands in the way of alternative energy!!?!! Whodathunkit?

Me.

AMBOY, Calif. — Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation in Congress on Monday to protect a million acres of the Mojave Desert in California by scuttling some 13 big solar plants and wind farms planned for the region.

But before the bill to create two new Mojave national monuments has even had its first hearing, the California Democrat has largely achieved her aim. Regardless of the legislation’s fate, her opposition means that few if any power plants will likely be built in the monument area, a complication in California’s effort to achieve its aggressive goals for renewable energy.–NYT

@@

December 21st, 2009
9:07 pm

Robert:

I haven’t a clue. You?

@@

December 21st, 2009
9:14 pm

Staying competitive with GM (Government Motors) and Chrysler.

UPDATE 3-Ford offers buyouts to all UAW workers

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
9:20 pm

Bruno—

And a merry Christmas to you, you Cossack! You’re invited to the mint juleps on the verandah since Granny has nothing against y’all!

Hillbilly–puddering around in the family bone orchard does turn up some interesting tidbits which do tell us a lot about who we are…not long ago I was sharing with my cousin who enjoys the dirt as much as I do some documents one of the blue-haired biddy set had asked for on our Valentin line, proudly listed as having been granted “equal rights of citizenship” with the other Jews, Heathens and Dissenters in the first naturalizations back in Charleston in the 1690s. Both my dad’s and my mom’s lines trace back there. My cousin’s comment…been inbreeding ever since we first got here!

Paul

December 21st, 2009
9:26 pm

So, @@, what’re you getting for Mrs. G?

What do you want from Wyld? Something…. wyld? (ISH)

Taxpayer buys for Report/Whine? Better get your list in, Report/Whine. No telling what you’d get… but I’m sure it’d be in the Christmas spirit, according to the highest standards of Progressives everywhere!

———————-

Listened to NPR on the way home. Man, Dems sure wanted (and got) exception after exception after exception for their own constituents all the while telling the rest of us it’d be good for us. While the Pres congratulates them for standing up to the special interests. What strikes me, though, is that from the muted reaction, people act like this is just what they expected the Democrats to do!

I just want another fun-filled year!

And RW-(the original) gets Agnetha in spandex.

@@

December 21st, 2009
9:27 pm

A strange way of putting it:

Obama–”But it’s going to take work. It was never going to be done just because we elected me,” he said.

Obama defends self against black critics

But the president acknowledged there are limits to what a president can do for any class of people.

“The only thing I cannot do is, by law, I cannot pass laws that say ‘I’m just helping black folks.’ I’m the president of the entire United States,” Obama said, giving his standard answer to questions about the economic and other disparities facing blacks.

And yet…

Obama naming Hispanics to top posts at record pace

MIAMI — President Barack Obama is on track to name more Hispanics to top posts than any of his predecessors, drawing appointees from a wide range of the nation’s Latino communities, including Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and Colombians.

That won’t necessarily give the president a free pass on issues such as immigration, but it may ease Hispanics’ worries about whether Obama will continue reaching out to a group that was key to his winning the White House.

Identity politics, it’s just soooo…what’s the word I’m looking for? OPPORTUNISTIC?

Kamchak

December 21st, 2009
9:29 pm

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December 21st, 2009
9:32 pm

Paul:

Mrs. G’s gift got stuck in the tube. Who knows? with a little effort she may be able to retrieve it. I tried….really I did!

I LUV Wyld!

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
9:32 pm

So, what for Jay? Unmentionable says he wants to give him his very own SCV membership card since it’s pretty certain not ALL his James River folks were Scalawags… :-)

I’m offering a trip to Buenos Aires and Jujuy and his own copy of Evita… :-)

josef nix

December 21st, 2009
9:36 pm

K’chak–thanks for the info! And Buenos Aires, too? Looks like Ima Gonna may NOT be a Peronista after all…

Shyam Kapur

December 21st, 2009
9:41 pm

It is great to see folks adding their gift wishes here. I have seen something that aggregates gift wishes from millions of people in one place: http://ftt.nu/gifts Enjoy!

chuck

December 21st, 2009
9:41 pm

Jay, I know this is off the topic, and I’m sure you don’t want to talk about the “health care reform” bill since it’s supposed to be a big secret and all, but I consider you to be an honest liberal, so I’m hoping you can answer a couple of questions for me:

First, Since this bill will not take effect until 2013 (AFTER the next Presidential election), can you tell me what possible LEGITIMATE reason the dems could possibly have for voting on this bill in the middle of the night on CHRISTMAS EVE?

Second, Everybody admits that this bill “is not perfect”. If it isn’t going into effect for FOUR YEARS, why would you rush an IMPERFECT BILL to vote.

Third, Can any of you “honest” liberals explain to me the reasons for hiding this bill from members of your own party, the republicans, the press and the public? If this bill is so good for America, shouldn’t you be proud enough of it to “show it off” to the people you are supposedly helping?

So…Jay, AMERICA IS WAITING.

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 21st, 2009
9:42 pm

Josef

You keep that up and Jay’s gonna give you trip to the woodshed. :-D

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December 21st, 2009
9:45 pm

Bailout pay czar OKs $4.3-million boost for AIG exec

Bailed-out insurer American International Group today got permission to award $4.3 million in compensation to an employee who agreed to stay with the firm.

The employee, who wasn’t named, currently draws an annual salary of $450,000.

The pay boost approved by Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration’s pay czar for companies that have gotten huge federal bailouts, shows the pressure Feinberg faces to allow total compensation for key employees to far exceed the general $500,000 salary cap he has imposed.–L.A.Times

Setting precedent?