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November 28, 2013


MarkO on iPad

Wishing a wonderful Thanksgiving to all

Jane on Ipad hi there NSA

Ditto! Good news! The WH iS having 9 pies.

Jeff Dobbs

The WH iS having 9 pies.

"They don't want the whole pie. There are some who do, but most Americans feel blessed just being able to thrive a little bit. The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."
--stuff Michelle said


All the best to all of you on this day and every day. Happy Chanukah to all of my Jewish friends!


Happy Thanksgiving to all. This year I am in Fort Collins with lots of family. My niece's husband works for O'Dell Brewery here. We had a tour yesterday. Here at home the garage features the Kegerator where taps are installed on the side. Photos to come when I get home.

Our bar features seven brands of bourbon.

And Happy Hanukah, too.


Thanks for the kind words CH.

Happy Thanksgiving all!


Back to the shadows.


Happy Thanksgiving to all and Hanukah for those who celebrate it . The apple cranberry slab pie the wolverine and I worked on is in the oven making wondrous smells and her new puppy, coco, is so smart she got housebroken in all of two days. (I'm sure you're as proud of this as we are.) Smooches.


Take a look at TK's link; LOL funny, sweet and heartbreaking all at the same time.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, TK.

Old Lurker


Nice to see you.

Frau Erntedankfest

Come out, come out wherever you are, TK!
Happy Thanksgiving, one and all.

Clarice, I'm glad to hear the slab pie is doing well. I once baked a fresh blueberry slab pie the day before I was to depart from our son's house. It looked fab. My departure was delayed for a day and when I checked, the pie had leaked while baking, and there was a good 1/8th layer of blueberry goo that I had to get out with a spatula. Was I embarrassed, but at least I got to clean it up myself.


I think ours didn't leak, frau..Instead of a top crust we made six sided stars to cover it..very fancy and nice lokking.


The hard and soft rolls are done. So are two pumpkin-ish pies. And I just pulled the turkey out of the smoker.

Down the hill in about an hour!

Eric in Boise

I'm thankful for many things, and one of them is this island of sanity and civility on the rough ocean of the net.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.


I love a large slab of pie myself, but what exactly is a slab pie?

Captain Hate

We (Mrs H and younger Hatette) got the bird done early and are now just lounging around.

TK plays the internet like my man Mats plays the baritone sax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPWe4m4yqGM&list=TL12rDPsvniorkQOc5oHn_0WsmlPjIvPm1

Captain Hate

And Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Frau Erntedankfest

Iggy, Slab pie for a crowd -

Yum - use a big spoon!


Echoing Eric in Boise…

JOM is the best place on the internet. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Jeff Dobbs

We did ham this year instead of turkey. I want you to guess the main ingredient in the baste I made. No, it's not a trick question.


Turned out really well.

We're done and stuffed. mrs hit and run and I made a dog walk out to the beach. She knows JOM well enough to understand when I yelled out "Kaaayyyrrrooooo!".

Bless her.

Settling in now for the 'Boys.

And more beer.

Bless beer.

Danube on iPad

Three hours shy of bird time in Tiburon. Sunny, 66, cobalt-blue sky. A great day for being thankful.

Have a great one, JOM.


That's some good pie, there Clarice, what happened to Packers qualifies as a slattering.


Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah to everyone.


--Iggy, Slab pie for a crowd --

I hope that's a long pan or a short crowd cause I could just about polish off what's visible. :)


Narciso, that game proves the NFC North is the most useless available...


This is the pie we made--I must say ours looks much better.http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/1015423/apple-cranberry-slab-pie-with-ginger-and-rum.html

Moses Fletcher

Sitting here after dinner watching the Boys geeting a possible "slatttering" from the Raiders and waiting to see if the SpaceX launch will go before the 6:44 window closes. Its original launch time was postponed due to a problem.

A little overcast but we will catch the glow if anything else.

Jeff Dobbs

Yeah, 'Boys look ripe to be slattered, but it's a 7 point game.

Beasts of England

Damn you Thai pad!

Beasts of England

Works every time...


The Raiders look to be a good quarterback away from being a pretty decent team.

Of course that's kinda like saying the ChiSox are close to winning the series; when was the last time the Raiders had a good quarterback?
This century?

Moses Fletcher

I qualified it with "possible", you know like Mitt Romney could possibly win in 2012:)

Well, that's a bummer. Missed the launch at 5:38.

Captain Hate

Has anybody considered that the NFL has become a reflection of their worthless commissioner?

The last time the Raidazz had a good QB was when Rich Gannon found the fountain of youth.


launch scrubbed for the day.



that pie looks and sounds delicious.

Danube on iPad

21-all now but the 'Pokes will prevail.

BB Key

Tie to the Boys

Happy Thanksgiving to all


Rich--the whole house smells glorious frombaking it. The wolverine and I decided it will be "memorable".


doesn't dallas have to find a way to lose?


rich, the wolverine and I think it will be considered "memorable". It looks and smells like it will be.


'Island of Misfit Toys' Captain, but that's not unique to football


making me hungry clarice;) Happy Thanksgiving.


Reuters post there was a 5.6 earthquake near the Irani reactor inBusher. A friend on FB says:

Todd Campbell No big deal was over a year ago, and I have this freaky memory thing going on. History is the footings on this reactor were started during atoms for peace under Eisenhower administration. Then reactor vessel was acquired in 70s from Germans. Construction was stopped during revolution. Vessel actually filled with water and rusted. Project was restarted and Russians brought in. They felt old rusted vessel was unsafe (think of that concept) and wanted to start from scratch. Iranians refused and Russians polished away rust and fitted in sideways one of their reactors. Problem is micro stress patterns were formed from rust. Because reactor is not in designed position cooling and emergency work are not possible. Also sits on top of one of largest faults in the work. So when a 7 or above even occurs total reactor vessel breach will occur. Containment dome will be breached because of hydrogen build up and explosion. Also will be a plutonium reactor not uranium. Add TMI/Chernobyl/Fukishima together and you still won't match what is coming.
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Yes, Clarice, this is exactly where I would put a reactor;

According to Kuwaiti geologist, Dr.Jassem al-Awadi, the plant is located at the junction of three tectonic plates.[40]


so we'll find out how right Bismark was...

BB Key

Iran placement of the reactor in that location was intentional . If anything goes wrong they can blame it on The Great Satan and Israel .


Nothing to see here;


Anybody know what's the point spread;

Captain Hate

Remember when the Rooskis used to dump radioactive waste willy nilly into some underground caves in the Ural mountains and then one day the infra red detectors on spy satellites started getting off the charts readings? I wonder if that area is even habitable today.

Jeff Dobbs

Hail to the...

A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.

His voice would carry more authority if he was a privileged white liberal.

Beasts of England

His voice would carry more authority if he weren't speaking in code...


Well this might require some more refreshments;

Jeff Dobbs

Well this might require some more refreshments;


Moses Fletcher

Normally, this is the kind of story that daddy would post but since he isn't here, I'll do the honors.

Pre-historic communal toliet discovered


Moses Fletcher

For those bored by the football game, you may want to consider:

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon 2013.

YouTube live streaming.


Gloriously cheesetastic, like the last Brosnan Bond, they are actually showing on scifi.


Hoping all of you had a wonderful thanksgiving.
Wife and I are in London -- her first time. Just too much to do. We pick up our daughter st heathrow tomorrow snd she ll set the agenda until sunday soccer match. Love the tube and rail service-- only one cab ride thus far.

Best to all of you.

Miss Marple

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah to all!

I have been home since about 6PM. Cleaned up the kitchen and fed the dogs.

Bought a couple things on line this evening. Some sites have good specials.

Nice Thanksgiving at my brother's house; about 15 relatives (siblings, nieces, nephews, daughter). Good food, good conversation, and NO politics!


Ok, as a general rule, should one try not to step on the quarterback,

Miss Marple

Obama whining to Netenyahu that he needs to stop criticizing:


(You may infer my eye roll here.)


Seriously, talk to the hand, the only thing that was as nearly ridiculous was his talk with King Abdullah.

Jeff Dobbs

NK - is it safe to say your trip will be more London based - and not up near your daughter's university?

My best friend in the neighborhood is from Dundee. If you're up that way his sister and brother in law would, oh, wait, they've been here, I've partied with them, I, um, you should probably keep your daughter away from them at all costs.

Never mind.

Jeff Dobbs

Crimes against humanity:

Nigeria sharia police smash 240,000 bottles of beer


Thanks Hit, but she s coming down here toLondon-- her first trip here.

Jack is Back!


Happy Thanksgiving. We use to go to the old Texas Embassy for Thanksgiving because the served BBQ'd Turkey Chili and sweet potato pie.
Don't think it's there any more.

If you go to La Papperdelle for the pre-game lunch Frederick's godfather and friend will be there also. Look for a guy about 53 with curly brown hair and an English accent:)

Miss Marple

Krauthammer: An Outbreak of Lawlessness



Hit, those Nigerians probably think the gals in the prohibition / temperance league photo are samples of the waiting virgins... Which makes as much sense as Sharia.


Well remember Qutb, thought Greeley, Colorado,
a dry town, was like Vegas,

Speaking of turkeys;


Jeff Dobbs

In one of the more charming developmentally unintended occurrences of my kids's history, hit and run jr learned my best-friend-in-the-neighborhood's name in a quasi Scottish accent.

Doug is his name.

hit and run jr calls him Mr. Doog.

Jeff Dobbs

It's actually a mix between Doog and Doag. I don't know how to represent it phonetically.

It's somewhere between ooh and oh.


Well how about that;


Sbw iPhone

Happy thanksgiving! Happy hannukah!

Had 21 in for turkey today including some West Point cadets and a soldier back from Afghanistan. A warm welcome for them indeed.

Now it's time to recuperate and watch football. Best to all!

James D.

Still full from dinner. No more food until sometime next week, I think!


Well we didn't overstuff on the other white meat, so we have some for tomorrow.

Moses Fletcher


Did you get your deer? Paul Ryan tweets:

"Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Today's hunt was as successful as the Packers. pic.twitter.com/BkOpAKuqXA"


Captain Hate

Well how about that

Knowing how persuasive Stedman is, maybe the German home-schoolers will stay and they deport Aunt Zeituni as a bonus.

Miss Marple

Heading to bed with a book.

Good night, all!


I'm thankful for Tom Maguire and everyone at jom! May the following days bless everyone of you and bring light, love and joy to this Christmas Season.


JiB, not so much as a track in the snow. However, pineapple duck today was excellent.


Now, you might think what happened to the drill bit below

happened when I tried to bore a hole in some particularly hard substance, but you would be wrong. That is the result of revving my drill a bit to check if the bit was centered in the chuck and it twisted itself into a pretzel just from a few free revving rpms.

Lesson; never buy a drill bit from China.

All your face are belong to us.

Whoa, that thing looks like it could reach up and take your safety glasses off and then poke you in the eye.


What are these safety glasses you speak of?

Stephanie on kindle armchair QB Statue of Liberty FTW

Just scrolling the tv directory and I see ABC is showing Lady Gaga and the Muppets with duets with Elton John and RuPaul. WTF? Just sick.


Lady Gaga and Miss Piggy; a cow and a sow.


Ravens are seriously scratching up the Steelers

Stephanie on kindle armchair QB Statue of Liberty FTW

Saw the very end of Lady Gaga thing and her cut to the navel, boob exposing dress made her titties look like granny from Playboy. :grin:

OT in the egg bowl.


We're just tempting SMOD, or failing that ISON.


Lights out at 11:22 for JOM? Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I'm awake grazing on leftovers.

My family discussed Obamacare during the meal yesterday, just as the President requested. What was said about probably wasn't what he had in mind.

Back to pumpkin pie...see y'all when you wake up.


Oh yeah, how about them Cowboys. Woot! Woot!


8 adults, the table full of turkey and all the trimmings and Obamacare never got mentioned.
Now we're watching what is being called the initial black Friday here. Someone has done a real selling job to get all these malls open this early and get crowds into them.

Miss Marple

Radio reports someone knocked down and hurt in a melee at a Best Buy in North Carolina.

You couldn't PAY me to go out in this insanity.

Jack is Back!

If we go anywhere today, it's to see a movie. Either "Frozen" or "Catching Fire".

We are eating turkey for a week:)

Miss Marple

Black Friday chaos around the country:



Happy Belated Thanksgiving and first day of Hanukhah!

As Clarice's NYT cranberry slab pie was so well received, I will share the NYT's Creamy Mac and Cheese that I made so the vegetarian girl friend wouldn't starve at my extended family's now 53 year old "Thanksgiving at the hall."
It's a rather animal heavy feast --we had both elk meatballs and a fabulous pheasant roll on the appetizer table, and the dressing has liver, the sauer krout is cooked with a bacon roux and has sausage as well.
I was "requested" to make sure it becomes a regular contribution, even if the girlfriend decides we're too barbaric for her.


Jack is Back!

The Glitch That Stole Christmas (And The Rest of our Lives):

You're a mean one, Mr. Glitch
You really are a heel,
You're as cuddly as a cactus, you're as charming as an eel, Mr. Glitch,
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel!
You're a monster, Mr. Glitch,
Your heart's an empty hole,
Your brain is full of spiders, you have garlic in your soul, Mr. Glitch,
I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole!
You're a foul one, Mr. Glitch,
You have termites in your smile,
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Glitch,
Given a choice between the two of you I'd take the seasick crocodile!
You're a rotter, Mr. Glitch.

Miss Marple

Today's excuse: We're not smart enough for Obamacare!!!


marlene on Kindle

We're at DCA,waiting for our flight home.I've been reading the Bangor Daily,catching up on the news. The story that got my attention is from the 27th. SoS John Kerry was in Maine Tuesday.He picked up his yellow lab puppy in Waldo County where the puppy has been for two months being trained by a professional dog trainer.Kerry spent time at the trainer's home and later returned to Bangor in a security detail of five SUVs.How much taxpayer money did that trip cost?

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

This is a good post - http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/manufacturing-intolerance/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=manufacturing-intolerance

"Their goal is not a tolerant society. It’s not a multiracial society or a post-racial society. It is a society perpetually at war over identity politics. That conflict is what gives them power."


Some somber thoughts, not present in much of the media;


yes, those are the Hunger Games, they are playing on the rest of us.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Hey Marlene...hope the operation went well. (I only skimmed threads, so sorry if you posted the outcome already).

Have a safe trip home!

marlene on Kindle

Thanks Janet! The procedure went well,he had two stents.Thanks again for meeting us.


How bout them Cowboys! Amazing that 2 wins in a row feels like a streak but there you go.

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