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November 26, 2015

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GUS

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I'm up cooking already.

peter

Happy Thanksgiving. About to do the Turkey Trot.

James D.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Buckeye

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Thankful Buckeye Jr. is doing an outpatient rotation this month. He will get to join us for the festivities for the first time in 3 years.

Thankful everyone in my family is healthy and happy, sometimes easy to overlook what a blessing that is.

Safe travels for all of you that will be out and about.

Thomas Collins

Best to everyone in JOMLand, and their loved ones, this Thanksgiving.

Jack is Back! (On Alert!)

Hapy Thanksgiving all. Off to the beach for dog walk. Nice sunny day in The Hamptons.

Beasts of England

Happy Thanksgiving, JOMers!!

Miss Marple 2

Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at JOM. I am thankful I found this place.

Old Lurker

I am thankful for so many blessings.

Among them, my family here at JOM.

buccaneer morgan

Happy thanksgiving all, so another blog captured a whole slew of letters, between delegates of the constitutional convention fancy that.

buccaneer morgan

As we are commanded in Ephesians 5 to be thankful for all things.

Miss Marple 2

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/obama-s-intel-scandal_1070543.html?page=1#.VlcHhTpXWmU.twitter

NSC has kept CENTCOM and Defense Intelligence from examining most of the documents captured in the bin Laden raid.

GMax

Cant say it any better than OL so times two!

Old Lurker

Even the Ephesians could not be thankful for Jug Ears and Cankles.

buccaneer morgan

Not if you read the text, is that encourage in Episcopalian circles.

buccaneer morgan

The site is called teaching American history.

Old Lurker

Not anymore, Narc. We only do gun control, gay rights, and BLM subjects. Oh and AGW of course and transfers of wealth. So many subjects. And so few in the pews.

buccaneer morgan

So we are having the other white meat, seasoned pork loin, faithfulness to history only goes so far.

Old Lurker

How are those States Rights thingies working out now?

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20151126/us--united_states-refugees-9579683bd1.html

Jane

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It's so nice to have an extended family!

henry

Happy Thanksgiving!

Daddy, thanks for that physics jewel article... I don't speak math as well as I used to, but didn't need any math to enjoy that!

Buford Gooch

Happy Thanksgiving.

I'm thankful for this island of sanity in a sea of political correctness.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Happy Thanksgiving all. What a great meet up with NK and jimmyk.

Old Lurker

I am jealous, Cap'n.

Let me know next time you go to NYC to visit kids and maybe we will do the same.

buccaneer morgan

Wow, as Bill and ted would say 'that is heavy' I dont know what the Heck it means.

pagar a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Happy Thanksgiving to all JOMers. Like others I am so glad i found this blog.


IMO, I have a unique reason for giving Thanks. As of today I have out lived all my life insurance policies. I give the Thanks to God. Guess the insurance companies are thankful too.
Wishing a blessed and safe Thanksgiving to all.

Agent J

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Striving for a stress free day here in the rainy, soon to be winter Midwest.

Thankful for far more then I have time to write about them.

Blessings.

Michael (fpa Patriot4Freedom)

JMHanes - What a breathtaking photo of NYC at night. Thanx so much for sharing it.

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ManTran - Thanks for your photos, especially the beautiful one of Mt.Baker.

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Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all of the JOM family.
May everyone enjoy the bounty of food, family, and all
that we have to be thankful for.

Janet

Happy Thanksgiving all!

OL's 9:20 is something.

" highest level of security "
"multi-layered and intensive"

other articles have used -
"stringent security checks"
"rigorous background checks"
"intensive security screenings".

Exactly HOW is any information verified? Does Syria keep meticulous records? Are we checking with Bashar al-Assad?
Using words like multi-layered, stringent, rigorous, or intensive mean exactly nothing. Specifically....how is any information being verified?

Shuffling the same unverified info through multiple agencies is bogus & just sounds like a lot is being done.

Miss Marple 2


The Hill Verified account
‏@thehill

Obama: Syrian refugees are like pilgrims on the Mayflower http://hill.cm/IYoYSA3

Can't find the quote now, but someone on Twitter said this meant they were going to take over and impose their culture on us.

Janet

One simple comment I put on lots of articles about refugees is:

When did offering humanitarian aid become having to bring the citizens of other countries here?

It always gets lots of "likes".

Earthquakes in Nepal, typhoons in the Philippines, Thailand tsunami, Japan's earthquake & tsunami, etc...

...there weren't screaming headlines to bring the people of those countries here.

Marlene

Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Marple 2

Monica Crowley is doing an astute analysis of Trump, which coincidentally agrees with my opinion, so of course I think she is very smart. LOL! Her points:

1. His core supporters support him and rally to him in almost a protective way, which is unusual and not seen before in a primary. So when he says something outrageous, not only do they rally to him but they become more entrenched in their support.

2. He is attracting independents and moderate democrats, including union people.

3. He speaks in a language these people understand, and he is saying what they think.

4. He has high unfavorables, but so does Hillary Clinton. (Her inference is that in a general those would cancel each other out.)

Now, in the next hour, we are going to have a political panel discussing why his statements like the Muslims cheering on 9/11 don't hurt him.

Since I have the potatoes on the stove boiling, I will report on what is said.

Janet

Very OT - This is a recent development in a Virginia story I shared here - http://www.wnd.com/2015/11/peta-sued-for-kidnapping-dog-off-porch-killing-it/

The Zarate family is suing PETA for 9 million!

"When Zarate checked his security camera, the video showed a van with “PETA” on the side parked in his driveway. Two women exited the van and one walked up his porch, took Maya, and put her in the back of the van. The dog was put down shortly after that.

According to a PETA spokesman, the employee made a “tragic mistake” by euthanizing the pet “without permission.”"

PETA uses the "shelter" designation for tax purposes, but it isn't an animal shelter.

Miss Marple 2

Janet,

I am VERY glad they are suing PETA, and I hope they get not only the $9 million but extra because the judge loves dogs and thinks they are creeps.

Captain Hate on the iPad

It would be a tragic mistake to let PETA continue to exist.

Centralcal on iPad

Happy Thanksgiving to all JOMers!

peter


I am thankful for so many blessings.

Among them, my family here at JOM.

this

windansea

Happy Thanksgiving to TM and all JOMers!

RE the "robust" vetting process for Syrian immigrants. What a sad joke, as if war torn Syria has detailed records that can be checked. Doesn't matter anyway, IIRC only two of Paris jihadis were recent immigrants, the rest were born in France or Belgium.

Jeff Dobbs

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

And a special Thanksgiving wish for birthday boy Soylent Red. The last time Soylent's birthday fell on Thanksgiving was 2009 and the next time will be 2020.

Happy Birthday Soylent!

buccaneer morgan

And yet the systems didn't flag any of them, even their criminal records, so we are told.

sbw

Happy Thanksgiving! May it be comfortable, relaxing, and fun!

And, as ever, thanks, TM for your hospitality.

Rocco

Wishing all a great day and a Happy Thanksgiving.

buccaneer morgan

The daily mail reports the current mayor of molenbeek schempman, was given a list of jihadist, many were her neighbors.

Centralcal on iPad

Happy Birthday, Soylent, wherever you are!

lyle

Happy Thanksgiving, all. Hope everyone can find something to be thankful for even in trying circumstances. Never thought it possible to have a virtual family but I'm grateful to TM for creating it and all of you for welcoming me.

Jack is Back! (On Alert!)

MM,

Per your list, this only proves that Trump is the LIV's choice. That is who he is really attracting, people who don't pay attention to politics becuase of what it represents (ie. Clinton crime family, cronyism, dyslexic DC, etc.). Now they have someone who is saying things they have never heard Pols say before. It resonates. Unfortunately for the rest of us with a modicum of intelligence. But whatever.

We just completed our "Stir in" of the JiB family Christmas pudding. Each of us gave a great stir, dropped in our coin and its now steaming for 7 hours. Then I'll add more brandy and tie it up for Christmas day. We'll flame it and serve with Rum Butter sauce. Can't wait:)

Putin demands an apology but he forgets Bozo is not the president of Turkey.

Threadkiller

Happy Thanksgiving!(especially you, glasater!)

Happy Birthday, Soylent!

Threadkiller

While discussing Ted Cruz, Grayson told Colmes he didn’t view Cruz as a natural-born citizen and would challenge his candidacy with a lawsuit if he were selected by GOP voters to be the party’s presidential nominee.

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/11/25/alan-grayson-threatens-lawsuit-on-citizenship-grounds-if-ted-cruz-is-the-gop-nominee/

I wonder how crazy Democrat loons will fare in Obama's stacked courts.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Any state dumb enough to elect Grayson should lose a congressional seat.

matt

The best of wishes to all of you and the Soylent as well. Pagar, does that mean that today is your real birthday?

That Weekly Standard article is downright scary. I am not at all surprised because with this administration more than any other it is about their narrative.

Whether Gates or Trayvon or Benghazi or Iraq it is all about the optics. Obama likes to be seen doing the "right" thing according to his narrative and God forbid the facts get in the way. Very Stalinesque in many ways.

I have a feeling come late January 2017 we will see the fires of document destruction and computer hard drive smashing like we have never seen. They will need some super fast Xerox machines to print all of the pardons.

buccaneer morgan

That three scoops of crazy too early in the day, :Tk

lyle

HB, Soylent.

buccaneer morgan

It's orange county, used to be reservoir of sanity.

buccaneer morgan

Hb soylent.

boris

Bozo is not the president of Turkey

Understandable to mistake the "turkey president" for the president of Turkey.

After all in the sense Obama is a man "of color" then he cann also be the president "of turkey".

Captain Hate on the iPad

HB Soylent.

Reading that transcript between the Skeletor and Grayson should cause whichever kollidges vomited them out to lose all accreditation. Like two simians picking fleas off each other. Excellent programming by Rove News Radio: unbalancedly deranged.

buccaneer morgan

Also parts of Osceola and Pasco county.

buccaneer morgan

Climes used to be a standup comic, strictly Rupert pupkin material.

GUS

Capn, I believe Grayson is Harvard.
Buccaneer, that WHITE pork meat comment is a MICROAGGRESSION of epic proportions.

Jack is Back! (On Alert!)

Yeah, I was going to correct you on that, narc but you beat me to it. He has lots of Puerto Rican's in his district which reminds us all why we don't want PR to get statehood if this is how they vote.

Grayson first got elected by bragging how he had found billions in fraud during the Iraq war under Bush. All BS but it worked.

Jane

Happy Birthday Soylent.

The Trump fans I encounter know that bad stuff is going on in this country, and are sick of it. They don't pay attention to all the details, but they are sick of the political correct BS.

That's okay. In fact I think it is probably normal. (Not that I would know)

Miss Marple 2

As I have said before, Jack, we go to an election with the electorate we have, not the one we wish we had. Otherwise, we wouldn't have Obama.

He actually might end up being the GOP nominee, and we are going to have to deal with it. I think it a mistake to alienate his supporters by calling them stupid.

A lot of them are people just waking up to the fact that elections matter. If they had been awake 4 or 8 years ago, we might have a different situation in the country.

Trump might be a terrible president. I do think he can win. Right now most of the polls are only polling Republican voters, because it is the primary.

The things that I think help Trump are those loyal followers, the fact that he doesn't take donations from large donors, and glamour, as wll as his penchant for talking like a regular guy rather than a political type.

Like I said, I am not supporting anyone in the primary and will vote for whoever is the nominee. My preference is to NOT have Kasich or Jeb Bush, because both will be easy to defeat in the general. That's about all I have to say on my feelings.

Threadkiller

Didn't mean to make this a Graysoner thread.

Miss Marple 2

One thing that has happened to me over the last 8 years is that I now look askance at the Ivies.

Turning out graduates like Grayson and the Obamas seems to be a bad sign.

henry

HB Soylent!

Janet

What matters also, is who is coming in with Trump....& if there are ideas & people ready to implement the policies.

Obama/the left had their minions all in the fed agencies....the leftist advocacy organizations were ready to go. Obama just gave the green light to all of them to do what they have always wanted to do. He personally didn't do everything.

Will Trump or any Republican have a great TEAM?

So far Trump has been a good frontman/salesman for things that Americans care about.

I want Cruz to be the nominee, but I'm not gonna trash Trump.

buccaneer morgan

Yes serious buzzkill, like mango gateorafe.

jimmyk on iPhone

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and Happy Birthday to Soylent. CH and I were fondly recalling, over beers last night, our meet-ups with him in DC.

Miss Marple 2

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-roy-rogers-thanksgiving-lesson-1448504662

Behind the paywall, but worth finding. Best line is the winner of a contest to develop a motto for America:

"America: Our worst critics prefer to stay."

peter

jimmyk, typhus pad ate my reply to you last night. glad you guys had a great meet up

jimmyk on iPhone

Trump would be a vast improvement over 404, and vastly better than Hillary or any other possible Dem nominee. But in a year where a strong conservative can be elected, with an R congress, it would be a great opportunity wasted IMO.

Miss Marple 2

Janet,

I bet there will be people sending off resumes in a flash if Trump is the nominee.

The lure of being in the corridors of power will overcome the snootiness of some.

PLUS, all of those experts will feel obligated to steer him in the right direction.

Our local radio host thinks that Trump wants to be a kingmaker, not the president. That might be true, but I think even Trump has been astounded by his level of support.

I don't have the faintest idea what will happen, except if a terrorist attack hits I don't think that the democrats will be able to explain it away.

jimmyk on iPhone

Peter, seems like something is brewing for January, with rse, JMH, and I believe sbw converging on NYC. Hope you can make that one.

A reminder to the NoCal crowd, I'll be in SF Jan 3-6.

peter

Just by coincidence, I went to the Campbell Apartment for the first time a week ago, while killing an hour waiting for Mrs. Peter to get into the city. What a cool bar. I learned about it from the Maggie's Farm folks, who ended a meetup there a year ago.

henry

And something brewing in Ft Myers / Naples mid January as well. So 2016 should have widespread meetup opportunities.

The Infamous Ignatz

--Daddy, thanks for that physics jewel article... I don't speak math as well as I used to, but didn't need any math to enjoy that!--

As I read the guy describing an invisible, infinitely-faceted, jewel-like, master "object" through which all things are created, exist and are given their characteristics and that is eternal and exists outside of time and space, which are constructs that only exist through it, I recognized an emerging portrait, albeit still through a glass darkly, of a "person" that the smart set enjoys ridiculing the existence of, along with the fools who believe in Him.

I am thankful on this day that He exists.

Captain Hate on the iPad

The atmosphere at the Campbell Apartment was just fantastic; scores of classy people and then me. Beer selection was ok; prolly should've opted for the hard stuff. Puck Fair was better in that regard but inferior to George Keeley's, site of my first jimmyk meetup.

NK is amazing; I could hardly get a word in edgewise but didn't mind it; no small feat. Just a great time with two superb accomplished people.

Jeff Dobbs

JMH - since you're not coming over today, remind me again: what time are we skyping?

Centralcal on iPad

So, Captain Hate, dear, why weren't you in the picture?

Centralcal on iPad

Or wait - dumb question - I guess. I keep forgetting you have a "real name!"

Miss Marple 2

http://usweekly.com/news/348/700/Ford_Fires_3_Muslims_Who_Celebrated_911_Gets_Sued_and_Wins.html

If nothing else, Trump has people dredging up these stories and getting them out to the public.

Memories grow dim, and a lot of voters were small children when we were attacked on 9/11.

jimmyk

I'd never been to the Campbell Apartment, definitely a cool place. CH held his own with NK, who was on fire, and sounding like Ted Cruz. I was fading after my 3rd beer.

daddy

Roger Simon's take on who he considers the 3 remaining viable Repub Candidates: For Thanksgiving, Is the GOP Down to Three with the Rest Turkeys?

Trump, Rubio, and Cruz.

Good discussion in the comments, including this pic from what I believe is an Obama "State Of The Union" Address:

jimmyk

And since no one's commented on the McArdle link, I will just say: I think she should keep her day job.

Stephanie

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10104058906071730&set=a.616524842350.2278774.23923442&type=3&theater

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Jeff Dobbs

jimmyk:
I was fading after my 3rd beer.

I honestly think that going almost 4 weeks without beer affected my "ability to drink" last night. After three beers I was feeling it. Not typical.

Nothing a fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth beer couldn't fix, of course, but still....

Captain Hate on the iPad

In fairness to jimmyk, the second brew he had at my suggestion, Bells Two Hearted Ale, has been known to drop the hammer on seasoned sots. It is a very good American IPA.

buccaneer morgan

There was a snorfle or two, but yes that's not her bag.

Miss Marple 2

Off to my brother's house. Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Jack is Back! (On Alert!)

That Feith essay in the WSJ made my Thanksgiving taste one hellva lot better than that stupidity echoed by Bozo and the left. I'll bet there are a lot of people out there who only wish they had the opporutnity to eat a Roy Rogers hamburger for thanksgiving dinner but know they are lucky just to be here.

America: Where its worse critics want to stay, indeed.

Captain Hate on the iPad

In fairness to McArdle, it's at least as funny as SNL.

Jeff Dobbs

BTW - I wanted to comment on both JMH's and ManTran's pics from last night.

Stunning. I have tabs open for each and can't seem to close them.

Jeff Dobbs

Captain Hate's last two comments were begun with the words "In fairness"

We are therefore moving the Doomsday Clock to two minutes to midnight.

buccaneer morgan

Move to Dec con 3 'cocked pistol to round house, a stage of escalation.

Captain Hate on the iPad

I noticed that after the fact; I'm so full of holiday cheer, or something, I didn't even surround them with Poppin brackets.

lyle

Can someone repost the photos from a MT and JMH? I'm looking at you, Jeff. ;)

maryd

Captain Hate, when I lived in Scotland I found out that Bell's whiskey had the same reputation
for knocking the stuffing out of people. Interesting.

Man Tran

Happy Thanksgiving all.

And thanks for the compliments on the pix. I love the juxtaposition of JMH's and mine. The intrinsic beauty of man's creation, in this case, without a specific 'vision' producing the elegant view she captured, and in my case, the elegant beauty of our God given planet waiting for someone to hear the quiet whisper: "Pay Attention! You might miss it!" I see the latter message in Glasater's work all the time.

lyle

In fairness, I'm having a Bloody Mary and trying not to wince listening to Aikman "double noun" every time he says something about the Lions or the Eagles players.

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