2:10 pm December 25, 2009, by Jay
Last night we were sitting around and catching up, with the lights low, the Christmas tree lit, a bourbon in hand and Miss Etta playing on the stereo, and I told myself I’d have to post this song today. A perfect mix of song, mood and artist.
December 25th, 20092:26 pm
So it turns out the Uppity Muslim – hasn’t found a new church in DC. ??? And he’s been there since January? Man is he blowing it! (I suspect he’s been secretly attending bomb making classes at a local mosque.)
You can just tell the type. I want my CiC to get his instructions from God, the Christian God thank you very much, like the last one did.
That way there is NO chance of mistakes or screw ups.
Oh well, the people have spoken and this birth certificateless mongrel (hat tip Wiper) is the man.
I was always amazed at the story of how the teenage Jesus saw this percussionist in concert which caused him to turn his life around from women and cavorting and the occasional woodworking to…well you know…
December 25th, 20092:56 pm
I’ve been under the impression for about 20 years that all zinfindel was of the white variety – too sweet and light and more for summer afternoons.
We got a bottle of red zin and i now have to give up my zin prejudice. This is rather eye-opening.
December 25th, 20093:29 pm
Yes, there is no place like home! Enjoy!
I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!
December 25th, 20094:06 pm
Meteorologists predicted the slow-moving storm would glaze highways in the East with ice through Christmas night and that gusty thunderstorms would hamper the South. An ice storm warning was issued for parts of West Virginia and the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina and Virginia, while a wind chill advisory cautioned of temperatures as low as 30 below zero in Montana.
The Star-Telegram said the Dallas-Fort Worth area was experiencing its first White Christmas in more than 80 years. While the area had a sprinkling of holiday snow in 2004 and 1997, the last time it experienced “a true, New England-style dose of snow on Christmas Day was Dec. 25, 1926,” the newspaper reported.
“Global warming,” ahahahahahahahahahaha, yeah, ok.
December 25th, 20094:13 pm
I see from the last two threads that direct, unprovoked personal attacks on other bloggers actually is allowed here. I guess it depends on the targets.
Looks like a nice tune, is it worth hooking up my speakers for?
December 25th, 20094:37 pm
I’ve come to the conclusion that “the other side” doesn’t take kindly to reading bad news. Oh well…
and how’s YOUR Christmas cheer goin’?
December 25th, 20094:39 pm
My Christmas cheer is doing just fine and yours?
December 25th, 20094:44 pm
Laid back! Our daughter is due in tomorrow. I’m of the belief that the holiday festivities can, and in my case, SHOULD be celebrated at everyone’s convenience. No stress given. No stress received.
December 25th, 20095:45 pm
Headline (abc): “The top U.S. commander in Iraq rescinded a controversial order by a subordinate general intended to punish soldiers who became pregnant while serving in a war zone ……… Pregnant soldiers are immediately redeployed out of combat zones to bases where they can get comprehensive medical care.”
Ah, those Viet Cong “hotties” used to drop that baby out in the rice paddy, put it on her back, pick up that AK-47 and keep on fighting. Have our women gone soft !
December 25th, 20095:46 pm
December 25th, 20095:50 pm
On Miss Etta we can agree. Nice tune, great artist.
December 25th, 20095:51 pm
Headline CNN: “…………….But there’s one common Christmas practice not on the First Family’s schedule: a visit to Christmas Eve church services. Church, in fact, has been a surprisingly tough issue for the Obamas. They resigned their membership with Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in 2008 after Obama renounced the church’s controversial former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. And while the First Family intended to find a local church to attend when they moved to Washington, concerns about crowds and displacing regular worshippers has prevented them from finding a new religious home during their first year here.”
Translation: Closet Muslim
December 25th, 20095:55 pm
Translation: Closet Muslim
Response to said translation: It’s none of your dang business what religion they choose to practice, if any at all.
I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!
December 25th, 20095:59 pm
Taxxie- Yes it is and it fits so nicely into that practicing full blooded Islamic radical concept of her that we’ve developed.
She prolly gets close to a Christian worship service and says ew.
Headline: “Jetliner “fireworks” incident on Detroit bound Northwest flight may be terror attack, U.S. officials say.” Oh, this Islamophobia stuff is getting totally out of hand. He thought today was the 4th of July not Christmas!
December 25th, 20096:04 pm
Let’s all sing together now ………….
“I’m ……….. dreaming of a white global warming Christmas. Just like the ones we used to know.”
December 25th, 20096:15 pm
The man was apparently already on the government’s no-fly list of suspected terrorists, ABC News said a senior intelligence official told them.
But he was still on the plane.
December 25th, 20096:16 pm
I know the definition of “soldier” has changed a lot over the years but the phrase “pregnant soldier” kind of has the same connotation as “pregnant NFL linebacker” ? Are we talking about the ability to fight physically in war or a government entitlement program in uniform?
December 25th, 20096:19 pm
TSA ! TSA ! TSA !
December 25th, 20096:43 pm
Merry christmas everyone!!
December 25th, 20096:46 pm
Report from the DC health care trenches:
Still lots of work to do and most of those involved are pissed/excited about all the work they need to get done over the next 4 years. My contact is tired as all get out and says he has never worked this much in his life. Says he’s given the governor of MO just a 2 year promise to serve and he’s one year in and thinking he can’t take much more…so I reminded him that if Sen Byrd can show up to get it done so could he being just a baby of 50 something.
Umm, he’s excited about the prospect of setting up the insurance exchanges but he’s turned into a policy wonk. (a policy wonk that turned me onto Led Zepp and the Who in the mid 70’s and REM and Stevie Ray Vaughn in the early 80’s.)
Twelve years working ER and now this is the job that’s hard on the family life? Interesting
sorry, but I’m proud.
Southern Comfort/ ABM- You missed one!
Only because of the total incompetence of the common raghead did we not lose an airplane full of Americans today.
I thought obozo was keeping us safe?
December 25th, 20097:28 pm
To I Report:
Nigerians, White Russians, regular Muslim Americans, those from any Middle East country ………….. all have three common denominators. The like Moon Pies, R.C. Colas and they are Islamic. Do I detect a pattern here?
Notice that TSA/the government is intsituting additional emergency security procedure. Now, someone tell me how come they always wait until “after” the incident ? It it’s valid now ……….. it’s valid all the time and certainly to prevent the incident !
Meanwhile, the President has half the Secret Service in Hawaii.
December 25th, 20097:50 pm
I certainly hope that this fine gentleman is advised of his rights, given access to an attorney immediately (he is obviously so traumatized he cannot rationally waive his rights), the best hospital care our new health plan can offer (maybe they can sign him up for a commercial) and promised he will be sent to beautiful Snowy Illinois and not Sunny Gitmo.
He could be charged as an enemy terrorist combatant out of uniform and shot tomorrow at dawn.
You choose ……………
Free Vacation _____
Shot at Dawn _____
December 25th, 20097:51 pm
…………… or, this could all be a big mistake and he could be a fireworks salesman from Des Moines.
I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!
December 25th, 2009
And your brain is frozen in the past. Join us as we finally cross that bridge to the 21st century. Hope Santa was able to stop by your place.
December 25th, 20097:58 pm
………….. and remember this indidvidual who tried to blow up the Detroit bound plane is NOT a terrorist …………… he is a only a poor misquided “man-made disaster” and I wish the president would quit referring to this as a terrorist incident. Where is his decency as our Commander in Chief?
December 25th, 20098:00 pm
December 25th, 2009
Aren’t airline personnel responsible for boarding passengers? They’re the ones that failed us on 09/11, yet the baggage handlers were nationalized. Go figure. Apparently there are a lot of common substances that can be turned into bombs.
Maybe we should just discontinue air service to the Muslim world?
December 25th, 20098:21 pm
The flight originated from Amsterdam, look it up on the map, sweetheart.
I got a better idea, why don’t we occasionally check the no fly list that the Bushie national security team gave to the world?
He made it easy for those who want to protect America.
December 25th, 20098:31 pm
“As far as I am concerned, any Republican who voted for the Medicare drug benefit has no right to criticize anything the Democrats have done in terms of adding to the national debt,” said Bruce Bartlett, an official in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He made his comments in a Forbes article titled “Republican Deficit Hypocrisy.”
Bartlett said the 2003 Medicare expansion was “a pure giveaway” that cost more than this year’s Senate or House health bills will cost. More important, he said, “the drug benefit had no dedicated financing, no offsets and no revenue-raisers. One hundred percent of the cost simply added to the federal budget deficit.”
The pending health care bills in Congress, he noted, are projected to add nothing to the deficit over 10 years.
December 25th, 20098:57 pm
Taxpayer…he forgot to mention…and NO negotiating for lower prices, either.
December 25th, 20099:03 pm
To achieve health care reform, “I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process.”
Sources: BO Town hall meeting on Aug. 21, 2008, in Chester, Va.
December 25th, 20099:07 pm
To reduce bills rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them, Obama “will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.”
December 25th, 20099:19 pm
Such a heartwarming story!
Teen Brings Holiday Spirit To Homeless Vets
The Reality of Pondering
December 25th, 20099:56 pm
“Innies” hold lint and have to be periodically cleaned but “outies” are more fun to talk about.
December 25th, 200910:07 pm
A not so heartwarming story!
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Christmas Eve tragedy shocked an entire community as a Salvation Army Major was shot in cold blood right in front of his own children.
Maj. Philip Wise, 40, was taking two bell ringers home and then returned with his three small children to the Salvation Army.
According to reports, Wise was walking in the back door when the armed robbers approached him and demanded money.
According a spokesperson with the North Little Rock Police Department, the suspects shot him at least once as his kids, ages 4, 6 and 8, watched the shooting after Wise called 911. The suspects were attempting to rob him in the process.
Police confirm that they do have suspects. They are looking for two black men in their late teens or early 20s.
December 25th, 200910:24 pm
AP- DETROIT — A Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria, who said he was acting on al-Qaida’s instructions, set off an explosive device Friday in a failed terrorist attack on the plane as it was landing in Detroit, federal officials said.
Law enforcement officials identified the suspect as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab. Others had slightly different spellings.
One law enforcement source said the man claimed to have been instructed by al-Qaidato detonate the plane over U.S. soil.
The suspect was able to board the plane with the explosives while airport security was examining the shoes of Evelyn Wyatt, a 76 year old Detroit great-grandmother.
December 25th, 200910:28 pm
Under the new packages, Fannie will pay as much as about $3.6 million annually to David M. Johnson, chief financial officer; $2.4 million to Kenneth Bacon, who heads a unit that finances apartment buildings; $2.8 million to David Benson, capital markets chief; $2.2 million to David Hisey, deputy chief financial officer; $3 million to Timothy Mayopoulos, general counsel; and $2.8 million to Kenneth Phelan, chief risk officer.
At Freddie, annual compensation will total as much as $4.5 million for Bruce Witherell, chief operating officer; $3.5 million for Ross Kari, chief financial officer; $2.8 million for Robert Bostrom, general counsel; and $2.7 million for Paul George, head of human resources.
Well, time to arm the Salvation “Army” !
December 25th, 200910:30 pm
What if this suspected terrorist smuggled the explosives onto the airplane by concealing him them in his rectum?
Anybody taking a flight Monday?
December 25th, 200910:32 pm
December 25th, 2009
But I understand he started his travels in Nigeria. Amsterdam reportedly has some of the best airport security in the world. Man wasn’t meant to fly. Think of what stopping it would do for planet Earth.
Please stop reminding us of “Bushie” and his miserable failures.
Correction: make that baggage screeners instead of handlers.
Now, let’s worry about how we’re going to feed the hungry for the next 364 days.
December 25th, 200910:37 pm
Let me ask you libs. a serious question regarding the attempted bombing on the Detroit bound aircraft:
Your have two choices as you show up on the scene as the senior FBI agent in command you would never be an FBI agent but just pretend):
1) You politely advise the Nigerian Islamic suspect of his full constitutional rights, he immediately lawyers up, and you escort him to the nearest hosptial for treatment and to wait for his attorney (from CAIR) in the slim hope of getting some more information.
2) You keep him on the plane, you do not advise him of his rights because this is an ongoing emergency situation possible involving other planes in the air, you refuse to allow medical personnel to give him morphine for his servere burns, you continue to question him “forcefully” and he finally advises you he is one of a dozen plots in progress all over the U.S. to be carried out this evening. The FAA grounds all aircraft saving hundreds if not thousands of lives.
Which of the above is the most moral position/action to take ?
December 25th, 200910:44 pm
AP 1/3/10 – The lines at America’s airports were extremely long as the holiday weekend came to a close. Homeland Security imposed new security screening after last week’s attempted terrorist attack, where a passenger smuggled an explosive device onto an international flight by concealing the device in his rectum.
A Homeland Security spokesperson said that every passenger will be subjected to visual and digital (the old fashion definition) anal screening until the United States of America corrects its foreign policies so that those people aren’t mad at us anymore.
December 25th, 200910:56 pm
Common Sense: As a citizen of the world, the alledged suspect is entitled to all the Constitutional protections of the US Constitution, just like the un-uniformed that were captured in Iraq or Afghanistan. Eric Holder will charge the SOB with illegal possession of fireworks and try him in Detroit on a misdemeanor.
December 25th, 200911:06 pm
OMG! Obama was in Hawaii when a terrorist to attacked us! And Bush was reading to school children when terrorists hit the WTC.
December 25th, 200911:47 pm
To godless heathen:
re: your 10:56 LOL ! But you’re probably closer to correct than you think.
December 25th, 200911:58 pm
Christmas nut sacks are even…. nuttier…
December 26th, 200912:58 am
Merry Christmas Troll.
December 26th, 20095:49 am
I guess the libs don’t know what the “no fly” terrorist list means.
December 26th, 20096:25 am
I have no doubt Obama met this man in Amsterdam and personally escorted him onto the plane.
December 26th, 20096:41 am
We need to stop the pretense and start profiling. But surely they’re doing that already.
December 26th, 20096:55 am
Gatto, 35, called the 14 months he’s been jobless “exciting” and “liberating.” -Urinal
Lucky for him that obozo is president.
December 26th, 20097:16 am
The administration official said there was no evidence that Abdulmatallab was a hard-core, trained member of al-Qaeda.
Nah, lighting yourself off on a plane full of people, nothing hardcore about that.
Maybe these people with the current administration were looking for a warning label on this dude, perhaps a tattoo of Osama bin Laden on his forehead?
December 26th, 20097:44 am
The lefties dilemma or (”it’s just a lie,,,,,,,,,ALLLL politicians do it”)—————–
Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.”
You know who you are.
December 26th, 20098:20 am
Well, well, well.
Without the non-conned to keep the blogging ship off the rocks, the rwers sure took a “special” Friday night music blog and shiite all over it, didn’t they? Even on Christmas night their delusional hatred rules supreme. (Who would Jesus bomb?)
Anduhng is p!ssed that the guy from Nigeria didn’t succeed. A tragedy is the only thing missing to make the conned holiday season a smashing success.
For them, murdered Americans are not important. Mindlessly blaming the Uppity Mongrel is.
“Please stop reminding us of “Bushie” and his miserable failures.”
It’s very early, but so far the line of the day.
December 26th, 20098:25 am
Anduhng is p!ssed that the guy from Nigeria didn’t succeed.
Anybody besides the paranoid delusionals care to show me where I said this?
December 26th, 20098:27 am
“You know who you are.”
I yam what I yam.
Don't Eat No Yellow Snow
December 26th, 20098:30 am
The terrorists have failed thus far on Obama’s watch. Too bad the previous administration does not have such a clean record.
December 26th, 20098:35 am
A round of applause for the passengers who jumped on the terrorist.
We are all soldiers in this battle and at any time any one of us might be called upon to act.
May I Have Some More Porridge
December 26th, 20098:48 am
Lucky for him that obozo is president.
Bush and the Bozos (that’s his almost loyal Republican following) would have thrown him under the bus long ago. They worked for theirs so he can too.
December 26th, 20098:55 am
Contrary to popular belief or opinion, TSA or the U.S. Government does not control the quality of airport screening outside the U.S. Are you suggesting that the U.S. federalize screening worldwide?
You seem thrilled to take any and every opportunity to try to bash the government, but it only makes you appear as uninformed as always. If you really want to point a finger at someone, try the screening company or police in Amsterdam, as that appears where the breakdown in security may have occurred.
As much as you hate to say or don’t want to say, TSA has held up since they were created.
December 26th, 20099:13 am
The terrorists have failed thus far on Obama’s watch.
How quickly you forget.
The Yemen link could be significant. It was reported on Christmas Eve that Yemen warplanes were believed to have killed two al-Qaeda leaders and a Muslim extremist religious leader connected with the US Army officer, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of killing Army personnel in Fort Hood, Texas last month.
You can ignore it all you want, but ^^^ that was a successful jihadist attack on American soil.
I may have reserved judgment early, but the evidence is now overwhelming.
December 26th, 20099:15 am
“You seem thrilled to take any and every opportunity to try to bash the government,…”
One not so minor correction Southern Comfort – ONLY if said government is NOT Republican controlled.
(You know who you are.)
Hello darkness, my old friend…
December 26th, 20099:25 am
On Al-Jazeera.net – First Interview with U.S.-Born Yemen-Based Imam Anwar Al-’Awlaki on Major Hasan and the Fort Hood Shooting: Nidal [Hasan] Contacted Me a Year Ago
December 26th, 20099:59 am
You surprise me. That’s “taking the law into your own hands”! Vigilantism! Are you going “hard” on us? I hear the Air Marshals are looking for a “few good women”!
Don’t forget in this instance the profiling you suggest as nothing to do with race or gender !
American, Middle Eastern, White Russian, Nigerian, Indonesian …………. the common denominator is Islam !
December 26th, 200910:01 am
P.S. to Mrs. G.:
As they said to the Duke once, “that’s mighty bold talk for a one-eyed fat man”!
December 26th, 200911:27 am
December 26th, 2009
Let’s wait and see what a thorough investigation reveals before drawing conclusions.
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