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December 25, 2012


Cats are calm, too.

There's been a home invasion, but the dog didn't bark.


Merry Christmas to you and your family, Tom!

Manuel Transmission

Merry Christmas to you and your family, too, Tom!

Off to retrieve Mr. Heart Attack in a couple of hours. His lovely daughter, who now lives in Mel's neck of the woods, will come along to play nurse. They all decided that Dad was in good enough shape that Christmas dinner is back on. Grinch, be gone!


Merry Christmas to Tom and family and all the other JOMers that bring so much enjoyment to us.



Thanks TM - You Rock!


Merry Christmas Tom.

The cats got into the wrapping paper and bow bag trying to get the rest of the family awake. Breakfast had been delayed for no good reason as far as they are concerned.


Merry Christmas TM, thanks for JOM!

Rick Ballard

Merry Christmas to all and a special thanks to Tom Maguire for keeping JOM a clean, well lighted place for so many years.


Merry Christmas, TM,

Here's a suggestion, somethings shouldn't be unwrapped;



Merry Chistmas TM and his JoM family!


Satire has not entirely gone away;


Melinda Romanoff on Kindle

Merry Christmas to TM and family, and to those whom play in the basement of JOM.


Merry Christmas everyone.


Merry Christmas Mr. Maguire! Or Merry Kipputs as my family says (my great-aunt's toddler pronunciation).

Hope it is wonderful for all.


And, Merry Christmas to you and yours, Tom.


Good fortune to those who suffer the most in the Obama Economy, the poor and minorities. The 1% are doing fine.


Of course, they don't point out the people actually responsible for this dreck, two British writers;


But after 'The Reagans' and Julianne's Bender',
I have seen how imminently flexible they are with the truth

hit and run

Merry Christmas

(12:45 AM)


too much Barolo last night, but otherwise a good Christmas so far. Merry Christmas fellow JOMsters, and thank you Tom and your family for making this forum available to us. Peace on earth.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

An especially Merry Christmas to all our Democratic friends who may have lost their faith in Christ, but at least have regained their blind child-like faith that a benevolent Santa Claus not only exists but has relocated his global operations to the shores of the Potomac.


Schaidle's got a bit of a Swiftian 'modest proposal' here;



Heh, Iggy, that sounds like a start on a good psychological theory of leftism: arising out of early childhood trauma of learning that there's no Santa.

We're at an inn in VT, and while waiting for breakfast I overhear a couple discussing gun control. "They talk about 2nd amendment rights, but the 1st amendment doesn't allow you to yell 'Fire!' in a crowded theater." Such a brilliant and original insight. I resisted the temptation to butt in and ask how a law-abiding citizen owning a gun is analogous, but it being Christmas morning and all, I held back.


Oops, that should have read "I was tempted to butt in...."

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--"They talk about 2nd amendment rights, but the 1st amendment doesn't allow you to yell 'Fire!' in a crowded theater."--

Even if there's a fire?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The point of that 12:21 comment being the 2nd amendment doesn't give me the right to shoot or recklessly endanger innocent people, which is the equivalent of the old "fire" chestnut, and which are quite properly already illegal.
I am allowed to keep and bear arms without harming innocent others which is the equivalent of free speech, both of which the left, not coincidentally, have in their sights.

Captain Hate

I'd like to give a special Merry CHristmas to the JOMers I've met (which took a large upward jump this year) and narc for recommending Burn Notice.

Jack is Back (Again)!

Merry Christmas to all.

Last Sunday at our 1000hrs mass, before the procession, a gentleman in a dark blazer, open necked shirt and scarf stood up in front of the Organ and Piano and began to sing Ave Maria.

Turns out he is a professional Opera singer, born in Rhode Island but currently living in Stuttgart, Germany where he performs across Europe. You could tell that this guy was a professional. He did not need a microphone and his strong, trained tenor echo throughout the church and mesmerized those already seated. It was Pavoratti or Bocelia like wetted a few eyes in the house.

Again today at the same mass, he performed a solo in the same manner of "Oh Holy Night" and received a standing ovation. Quite remarkable and serendipity to come into church expecting the same O, Same O from the choir and organist but instead get the full rich voice on one of the greatest carols of all time.

He comes to the area once a year since his parents live here. When he is here he asks our music director if he can sing with the choir but the director is smart enough to ask him to solo and open each mass.

Brilliant stuff.

hit and run

I still wouldn't recommend yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater full of 2nd amendment adherents.


"I am allowed to keep and bear arms without harming innocent others which is the equivalent of free speech, both of which the left, not coincidentally, have in their sights"

Right, and if they say your weapons pose a risk of being stolen or misused, the same could be said of words, but we don't put prior restraint on speech just because some people abuse it.

Mark Folkestad

JiB, that's a wonderful addition to your Christmas mass. My long-ago girlfriend in Washington State won an open, state-wide competition for best soprano when she was a junior in high school. She was a very major plus for the music of my uncle's congregation, and I went to several other congregations to hear her sing as a guest soloist. She's now lead soprano with the Portland Symphonic Choir. Unfortunately, I was too clueless about women way back then, so I lost her. But I can still hear her lovely voice in my memories.

Iggy, you're sizzling today.

Again, to all my cyber-family, I wish you all of God's blessings on this special holiday!

Danube of Thought on IPad

Merry Christmas to Tom and his family, and to the JOM family as well.


Merry Christmas everyone! Typed on my new Kindle Fire HD. K is currently drawing a picture using her new Colic markers and hubby is napping. Off to grandma's house shortly for Prime rib and wine. lots of wine.

Much love to all.

Frau Tannenbaum

Huzzah! and Merry Christmas to Tom and his family. How wonderful that he created a loving, virtual family full of squabbles and fun.


To everyone at JOM, a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

"Peace on earth, goodwill to all men" = words that mean more today than perhaps ever before.

May each of you at this wonderful site have a joyous Christmas.


Merry Christmas to our gracious host and all you wonderful commenters.
Christmas tree is all lit, cat is sleeping on a her (currently) most favorite chair, fire burning in the fireplace, rain beating against the window. All is well today and joy to the World.


Preserving the things that made this country great....
I got a Burberry cashmere scarf, gold earrings and a Colt AR15 semi automatic for Christmas (purchased in November at Walmart).

Merry, Merry Christmas everyone.:)


So good to hear from you Ann!!

Such a nice haul from Santa.

hit and run

I love you Ann. Merry Christmas.


Merry Christmas, Ann, how have you been?


Hi, everyone. Looking forward to the new year.

Anyone know where to buy bullets (.223)? Can't find any. I just might have to go to VA to practice, too. :)


Ann, try Cheaper than Dirt.


YAY!!!! Ann made my day!!

And I love the gift list.

hit and run

Don't stop in VA.

Jump on I77 then hit I74 to US52 at Mt Airy.

Call and I'll guide you in from there.


OMG! Sound the alarm! Annie Banannie is armed!

And, I am absolutely sure - DANGEROUS!



Oh its good to be at JOM.

CC, I have always been dangerous. :)

sbw, My husband tried that and he said there is now a minimum order and delayed delivery by weeks now.


That's never been in doubt, has it.They are making it so 'when they outlaw guns, only outlaws will have them'


You betcha - Ann. Would you be a card carrying member of the "Girl Gang" if you were not dangerous?

Caro's iPad

Merriest Christmas to all today. And the rest of the season.

Having Ann stop by makes it perfect. Marlene and Ann, armed and dangerous!

Manuel Transmission

Ann, just in case you haven't already checked, Vance's near Morse and Westerville Rd., or Blackwing out west of Delaware on 36(?) should have some ammo. $400/case is sort of the standard for decent local shops. I bought my first Colt AR at Vance's the day after 9/11.

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