A little holiday travelin’ music, to say thanks

It’s getting time to slide into the Thanksgiving holiday, so I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to all those partake in our sometimes vigorous discussions here, as well as to those who merely lurk in the shadows, agog and perhaps a little intimidated at the extreme erudition and beautifully crafted prose displayed by our regulars.

Or something like that.

Anyway, in the immortal words of Sam and Dave, “I thank you,” and have a great holiday. Catch you on the flip side.

234 comments Add your comment

Adam

November 24th, 2010
2:05 pm

You’re certainly welcome! Have a happy holiday!

USMC

November 24th, 2010
2:12 pm

Thank You Jay. Happy Thanksgiving!

Logical Dude

November 24th, 2010
2:14 pm

I’m a lurker, who can occaisionaly come up for air to make a comment. Thanks everyone for the good discussions and sometimes entertaining,(and sometimes sad) clueless comments as well. It’s good to spur the discussion most times!

kayaker 71

November 24th, 2010
2:14 pm

Bookman,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. We certainly do have a lot of good things in this great country of ours to be thankful for.

Tom Middleton

November 24th, 2010
2:36 pm

Great stuff, Jay. Have a happy one!

Fred

November 24th, 2010
2:43 pm

Yo book, nice tune (as usual).

You are welcome and thank YOU. You are a pretty decent dude for a lefty and most of your blogs are thought provoking at the least. I think you are the most thoughtful (closest to center) op/ed person around. But still a lefty…………… :D

Jefferson

November 24th, 2010
2:44 pm

stands for decibels

November 24th, 2010
2:49 pm

Sam & Dave? Saw them open for the Clash. saaaahhhweet.

soames

November 24th, 2010
2:50 pm

soames

November 24th, 2010
2:50 pm

Beat me to it Jefferson.

Happy Thanksgiving folks.

TaxPayer

November 24th, 2010
2:51 pm

Or something like that.

I resemble that statement. And may you and yours enjoy a most bountiful and healthy thanksgiving, Jay. Now head on home because you know it’s where you’d rather be.

Dave R.

November 24th, 2010
2:52 pm

Happy Thankgiving to all (even the ones I give heartburn to :) )!

soames

November 24th, 2010
2:52 pm

Del

November 24th, 2010
3:03 pm

Happy and safe Thanksgiving Jay, to your family and to all on the blog.

SOUTHERN ATL

November 24th, 2010
3:07 pm

Enjoy your holiday everyone! Look around and see all of
the “reasons” that we have to be thankful…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpmI7Ji9QdM&feature=related

josef nix

November 24th, 2010
3:10 pm

Happy Turkey Day, Bruin, to you and yours…and thanks for the music….

josef nix

November 24th, 2010
3:20 pm

Dusty

November 24th, 2010
3:21 pm

“Cuse me but. is Fred still here?

About that OYSTER DRESSING recipe, I don’t cook by recipes . That’s why my family likes to “eat out”. But I do make dressing sometimes. Just throw together a bunch of cornbread, saltine crackera and hard bread all in little pieces. Soak ‘em with chicken broth. Add lotsa celery& onions & sage & poultry seasoning and a couple of eggs. and S & P. Then add oysters (Lots of them if cheap. Just a few if high $$) Stir together until it looks like mush. Dump in greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees until brown and a little bubbly. ( Black is not good .)

If you prefer the elite, Paula Dean has recipes on google I am told. GOOD LUCK!
———————————-
To Mr. BOOKMAN….Thank you for the kind words. At least you did not call us conservatives “dittoheads”. I appreciate your restraint. And….Have a lucious Thanksgiving with all the turkey you can eat. You are welcomed to use my oyster dressing recipe. Save some for Josef. It brings back such good memories for him.

marky mark

November 24th, 2010
3:21 pm

Keep it between the navigational buoys, like the song says, Mr Bookman….

Fred

November 24th, 2010
3:30 pm

Than ks Dusty. I cook most of my stuff by “feel” as well, but when I try something new, I use a recipe the first time and then make it “mine” after that.

I’ll try that some time. It’s too late now. I’ve already been to the store (and didn’t get oysters) and I ain’ta going back now. Not on the night before Thanksgiving……………… I forgot the vegetable stock, but by the time I could get back through the line I can make my own faster.

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

November 24th, 2010
3:36 pm

To Jay and the others,

Happy Thanksgiving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pHhItkhc7o

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 24th, 2010
3:43 pm

josef nix

November 24th, 2010
3:45 pm

My middle name is David

November 24th, 2010
3:45 pm

Five hundred, twenty-five million six hundred minutes….. Happy thanksgiving to everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8iTeDl_Wug

moonbat betty

November 24th, 2010
3:55 pm

barking frog

November 24th, 2010
3:59 pm

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

November 24th, 2010
4:00 pm

popeye

November 24th, 2010
4:04 pm

During today’s Glenn Beck radio show Sarah had to be corrected by the host on the current hostilities between the two Koreas.

CO-HOST: How would you handle a situation like the one that just developed in North Korea? [...]

PALIN: But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies. We’re bound to by treaty –

CO-HOST: South Korean.

PALIN: Eh, Yeah. And we’re also bound by prudence to stand with our South Korean allies, yes.

Run Sarah, run!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OIGUXnE3rg

Dusty

November 24th, 2010
4:04 pm

HILLBILLY

Nice song for homecoming . Made me want to go to the beach for some reason. Joyful soothing!

JOSEF,

Now that was funny. Liked that method. My turkey is going to fall from the sky on Friday. Well, right out of the oven. And…. if I may mention skin color….., a dripping shiny spicy golden brown.
Ah so. A thing of beauty is a joy forever…right there on the table….until it is all gone…. even its little deacon’s nose!

Fred

November 24th, 2010
4:06 pm

Some of ya’ll just ain’t right………..

Jonix, moonbat, Infor paragraph name person…………..

LOL those were funny and to the point.

Dusty

November 24th, 2010
4:15 pm

popeye, 4:04

Eat your spinach. I bet North Korea would know what Palin meant. Just like I knew what the Prez meant when he miscounted the number of US states. He knows the correct number! I think he does. Well, probably… Maybe…sure …yeah…OK

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

November 24th, 2010
4:15 pm

popeye

November 24th, 2010
4:20 pm

Thank you Dusty

But here is the GAME CHANGER.

A slip of the tongue? Maybe, maybe not. But in John Heilemann & Mark Halperin’s Game Change there was this telling point which suggests otherwise.

She knew nothing. She had to be taken through World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and Palin was not aware there was a difference between North and South Korea. She continued to insist that Iraq was behind 9/11; and when her son was being sent off to Iraq, she couldn’t describe who we were fighting.

OOOPS!

Normal

November 24th, 2010
4:24 pm

Have a great Thanksgiving all y’all. I hope it will be a memorable one…in a good way! :D
——————
Josef,
Alice’s Restaurant…a Normal Family staple. The Great Grand kids are
going to be initiated tomorrow…

Normal

November 24th, 2010
4:26 pm

Dusty

November 24th, 2010
4:37 pm

Popeye,

You’ve been reading the latest edition of Liberals Believe It or Not publications. They are so far left their reporters are all left handed people. Yep!

Women have long known the subtle act of not letting everybody know how smart they are. They let the little gentlemen proudly correct the slightest error while they smile gently. So it is with Palin.

While our well versed president stacks up hair-raising debt by the trillions, she rises in the polls with a smile and family values. She came out of a tough environment and the piping little pipsqueaks just entertain her.

So smile, babeee… Sarah is out there and coming like an Alaskan avalanche. ..

Fred

November 24th, 2010
4:41 pm

Do you really think Sarah Palin is Presidential material Dusty?

Paulo977

November 24th, 2010
4:45 pm

Soothsayer

November 24th, 2010
4:48 pm

Palin/Newt ‘12

Die Luft Kopf und der Grosser Kopf

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Happy Turkey Day!

everyday American

November 24th, 2010
4:49 pm

I wonder if Palin runs, will she visit all 50 states, or is it all 48 with 4 to go? i’m not sure, Obama has me confused.

Dusty

November 24th, 2010
4:52 pm

Fred, 4:41

Not right now. But I do think her intelligence and abilities are underated by many but not by the average American. Truman went through the same stages in a different sort of way. He had an inate strength that was recognizable by many . So does Sarah Palin.

Palin fan

November 24th, 2010
5:00 pm

Sarah has what it takes to run this great country. Common since, patriotism, an understanding of The Constitution (unlike the current Bozo in The White House), and knowing what makes America exceptional: our freedoms and liberty that are being stolen by The Socialist in Chef.

RUN SRAH RUN.

RunSRAH

November 24th, 2010
5:07 pm

Run SRAH Run…LOL

Gives us Dems a better chance

RunSRAH

November 24th, 2010
5:07 pm

Spell baby Spell

josef nix

November 24th, 2010
5:08 pm

“…common since…”

Birth?

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 24th, 2010
5:10 pm

“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.” –William Jennings Bryan

josef nix

November 24th, 2010
5:12 pm

was looking around for a funny one I saw before…couldn’t find it…found lots of pc stuff, but this one says it best…I’ll be feasting with the Noble Savages tomorrow…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qX-Fh07HL0&feature=related

DannyX

November 24th, 2010
5:13 pm

Sarah and Bristol down a few notches in the latest…

Top 10 Realty Stars

10 Khloe
9 Sarah’s House Husband
8 Ru Paul
7 The Situation
6 Kate
5 Speidi
4 Bristol
3 Kim
2 Sarah
1 Snookie

everyday American

November 24th, 2010
5:18 pm

all i need tomorrow is a little ‘Bread and Water’..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9dNCCqB3OM

Disgusted

November 24th, 2010
5:22 pm

all i need tomorrow is a little ‘Bread and Water’..

And that’s all you’ll have if the Republicans get their way.

Scout

November 24th, 2010
5:24 pm

Del:

I’ll never forget my 1967 Thanksgiving menu:

Can of Beans & Weenies
Crackers & Cheese
Can of Pecan Cake Roll
Can of Apricots
A Canteen of Cherry KoolAid (slight taste of halizone)

Happy Thanksgiving and Semper Fi !

larry

November 24th, 2010
5:26 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to Jay and to all

And yes , please run Sarah!!!

everyday American

November 24th, 2010
5:27 pm

really? thats funny, because thats all i can afford now that my insurance premiums doubled just this month…i guess that was the Republicans fault though, wasn’t it?

Disgusted

November 24th, 2010
5:38 pm

because thats all i can afford now that my insurance premiums doubled just this month…i guess that was the Republicans fault though, wasn’t it?

By all means, let’s not interfere with the right of insurance companies to double premiums for no reason whatsoever. Let Free Enterprise reign, but let’s avoid the public option.

@@

November 24th, 2010
5:51 pm

Sam & Dave are suffering from a bad case of “long crotch”. Looks like about 12…14 inch

zippers.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Normal

November 24th, 2010
6:20 pm

@@,

Are you a TSA screener? :D

Normal

November 24th, 2010
6:22 pm

BADA BING

November 24th, 2010
6:22 pm

From downstairs blog…..If all Americans get a Volt at the same time, won’t the country tip over?

Normal

November 24th, 2010
6:25 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 24th, 2010
6:43 pm

From downstairs blog…..If all Americans get a Volt at the same time, won’t the country tip over?

All the lights will go dim in Canada.

josef nix

November 24th, 2010
6:45 pm

josef nix

November 24th, 2010
6:49 pm

@@

November 24th, 2010
6:54 pm

Normal:

Are you a TSA screener?

No, that would be SoCo.

Up until watching a video of some TSA screener pattin’ down a little 6…7 year old, I had no problem with the process. We’re sending mixed messages to our children. “Don’t let strangers touch you in your private areas”.

THAT…I have a problem with.

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 24th, 2010
6:57 pm

josef

My bad.

DannyX

November 24th, 2010
7:00 pm

Breaking news out of DC…

(AN) A DC airport was closed and put on high security alert. Authorities at first believed the airport had been infiltrated by an “undi-Bomber”. A US Senator is said to have been caught up in the commotion and brief panic.

Senator Vitter (REPUBLICAN) was chosen by TSA agents for an enhanced security screening after his body scan indicted a possible breach. Shouting “Do you know who I am?” Sen Vitter was forcibly patted down. During the search of Vitter’s groin area agents discovered they were dealing with the poopi-Bomber, not the undi-Bomber. “The smell is something I’ll never forget,” said a stunned TSA agent. “He was wearing a full diaper.”

Because he broke no laws Sen Vitter was allowed to board the plane.

popeye

November 24th, 2010
7:04 pm

@@…”“Don’t let strangers touch you in your private areas”.

Me thinks it’s AOK depending on what she looks like!

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

November 24th, 2010
7:04 pm

Del

November 24th, 2010
7:17 pm

Scout,

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well,Semoer Fi. Also to popeye, Jackie and others who served and made it possible for this joyful holiday. We were the fortunate ones the real ones who made this all possible didn’t come home. For everyone else remember them too when you give thanks.

Disgusted

November 24th, 2010
7:18 pm

The Hammer’s headed for the slammer!

Yes, a federal jury has convicted Tom DeLay of money laundering and conspiracy to launder money. He can get up to 99 years on the first charge and up to 20 years on the second.

Yet another Republican crook. So much for his claim that the charges were “politically motivated.” An impartial Austin jury didn’t think so.

And yet more sweet revenge for the havoc that Newt and DeLay’s Contract on America wreaked on this country.

Del

November 24th, 2010
7:20 pm

oops, Semper Fi…never could type and then lost what little ability I had when I had to copy with a stick because we didn’t have typewriters.

Normal

November 24th, 2010
7:25 pm

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

November 24th, 2010
7:27 pm

Rightwing Troll

November 24th, 2010
7:28 pm

How about that Tom Delay?

I smell a frontrunner for the 2012 Republican nomination…

Fred

November 24th, 2010
7:29 pm

NP Del. You are a Marine. We are just amazed that you can use the written word at all…………..

:)

Del

November 24th, 2010
7:30 pm

Normal, sorry didn’t mean to exclude you in my 7:17 happy Thanksgiving.

Fred

November 24th, 2010
7:30 pm

Just damn. I leave for an hour or two leaving you folks on automatic and you just go all crazy and stuff on the videos………………

popeye

November 24th, 2010
7:31 pm

Del thanks for the tribute, and I offer the same to you my brother in arms!

Happy Thanksgiving…..

Fred

November 24th, 2010
7:31 pm

Don’t worry about me Del. I put these bullet holes in my ass by myself………

Del

November 24th, 2010
7:31 pm

Fred, yeah I know… I was a radio humper

"Information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment" - BHO, May 1, 2010

November 24th, 2010
7:32 pm

A good one from Normal @ 7:25

How about all members of Congress submit to pat-downs to enter their offices?

Fred

November 24th, 2010
7:33 pm

But in the militant spirit of the season Del, this one is for you. (Although I have to admit I can’t watch it without remembering or getting either a woodie or an adrenaline rush…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f1cwycSWq0

Del

November 24th, 2010
7:40 pm

Fred@7:31, you did the right thing. When the $hit fly’s, it’s better to catch rounds there, than in than in the family jewels.

Normal

November 24th, 2010
7:45 pm

Del,
Back at you. Hope your holiday is a good one. Btw, gonna have a boot Ensign and a boot Marine at dinner tomorrow.

Del

November 24th, 2010
7:46 pm

Fred, I think popeye would really relate to that one. Sitting inside the plexiglass with gook 51’s and AK’s putting out rounds at you and your ship would be extremely unpleasant.

Fred

November 24th, 2010
7:47 pm

The only people crazier than radiomen during the NV era Del were the medics and the freaking door gunners. And we ALL know that no one is more insane than chopper door gunners. (unless it’s chopper pilots, but they are officers so screw them).

Del

November 24th, 2010
7:48 pm

Normal, tell them God bless and to keep their heads down.

Normal

November 24th, 2010
7:49 pm

Fred

November 24th, 2010
7:50 pm

Popeye flew a whirlybird? I rode in may, jumped from some and dangled from others, but just damn, flying them day in and day out in a combat zone is just fornicating insane……………

Fred

November 24th, 2010
7:50 pm

I rode in maNy. Sorry for the typo

Del

November 24th, 2010
7:53 pm

Fred, medics/corpsman there was/is something very special inside them…very special.

popeye

November 24th, 2010
7:53 pm

“(unless it’s chopper pilots, but they are officers so screw them)”

Uh thanks Fred for that vote of confidence.

How many times did you wave off that officer driven ship that pulled your sorry ass out of the bush?

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 24th, 2010
7:53 pm

Fred

November 24th, 2010
8:00 pm

LOL Popeye, I see you haven’t gotten to my next post yet. That’s ok. You are an officer, you have to be led to the water before you drink………….

How many times when I was doing a daisy chain, dangling on a rope for insertion did you scrape my ass against the tops of trees you crazy bastich lol?

Fred

November 24th, 2010
8:03 pm

HB, surrender your man card RIGHT NOW. You have violated section 38 paragraph 3 of the man code. A man NEVER links a Barry Manilow song. Exceptions granted: NONE. Not even a gay man can link a Barry Manilow song under any circumstance without having to surrender his man card.

Del

November 24th, 2010
8:06 pm

Fred, yes those SPIE rigs were fun but that hili pilot had to control the ship and most did under very difficult conditions.

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 24th, 2010
8:09 pm

Fred

You haven’t listened to many of my music posts, have you? ;-)

Fred

November 24th, 2010
8:10 pm

I THOUGHT I had HB but I may have to go back and recheck. Offhand I’m thinking I need to recheck your plumbing lol………..

Fred

November 24th, 2010
8:12 pm

Ease up Del. I already stated that hei pilot were crazy. I guess that wasn’t enough for a jarhead to understand lol. I mean crazy GOOD and braver than I’ll ever be………………

popeye

November 24th, 2010
8:13 pm

Sorry Fred, about those goose jobs, but sometimes they can’t be helped.

Actually I never flew a rappel mission. We hovered about 5 feet and let the warriors jump out and go to work…..but, I did cut down a few trees in my time.

Have a great holiday.

Fred

November 24th, 2010
8:14 pm

Oh yeah HD, YOU were the one that posted the Kenny Loggins tune……………… LOL so can I assume you are a hillbilly-ette?