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December 23, 2017





Of course, the NYT has it exactly backwards.

If there is any defying, it is the bureaucracy defying the Executive.



Janet 🚬

"It seems clear that by the end of 2016 they [the CIA and NSA] were collaborating in the DNC/Clinton campaign/Steele/Fusion GPS/FBI/Russia effort to undermine the incoming Trump administration. An obvious question is, how far back did cooperation by CIA and NSA go? Did those agencies corruptly collaborate with Obama’s DOJ in spying on Trump and his associates during the campaign?

Based on what we already know, the DNC/Clinton campaign/Steele/Fusion GPS/Russia/FBI collusion looks like the biggest scandal in American political history. To the extent that the CIA and NSA were also involved, it can only get worse."


Miss Marple the Deplorable


This seems to be behind a paywall. I didn't know the WaPo had instituted one.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

But if the CIA was involved that would give Brennan a reason to fib.
Shucks. I had so much love and respect for that grotesque humonculus up until now.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

How about "facing a possible criminal indictment" fbis deputy director plans to retire?

Janet 🚬

Exactly, mockmook!

Janet 🚬

I've just started reading the NYTimes link, but BOY HOWDY is it a load of CRAP!

"Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,” he grumbled, according to one person who attended the meeting and another person who was briefed about it by a different person who was there.

Forty thousand had come from Nigeria, Mr. Trump added. Once they had seen the United States, they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa, recalled the two officials, who asked for anonymity to discuss a sensitive conversation in the Oval Office."

Janet 🚬

Boy...what a garbage article. The NYTimes & the WaPo are garbage publications.

Texas Liberty Gal

This is the 1st time this week I'm actually caught up on the threads. Love living in an adult community but boy howdy do we like to party. And of course our 3 sons, dil & 3 grandchildren keep up busy. I'm so thankful for JOM because I would be clueless if I had to depend on other publications or the news. I apologize if I haven't offer condolences to those who I should have or congratulations to those who deserve it. Merry Christmas to all here and may God bless you all.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


1. Blackamoor pins have been made in Venice for centuries.

2. Here is a picture of the pin:

3. This is not a racist pin, nor is it a pin of some random black guy. Notice the jewels and the CROWN. Who is this? Why it is one of the Three Wise Men, Balthasar, shown here in a Nativity figurine:

4. Here is an explanation of how there came to be a black King in the Magi:


(This was written by a black historian in the 1930's, so some of the language may sound a little dated.)

5. Obviously, the general public has lost knowledge of Christian history and symbols. Princess Michael of Kent is probably simply clueless and I am not saying she is religious or was paying tribute.

However, those pins were made to HONOR the black king, who represented, in Medieval times, the continent of Africa paying tribute to the King of Kings. The other two kinds represented Asia and Europe.

Of such monumental ignorance on all sides are controversies created.

daddy on iPad

Bit of an interesting night. Took off about 5 PM heading to Oakland. About an hour out while heading down the Alaskan Coast at 37,000 feet we started getting intermittant pneumatic and electrical problems, gradually mushrooming into an almost continuous rolling sequence of odd Alerts. Some of them really started catching our attention, and had us wondering if we might have to shut down one of the engines to preclude some run away bleed air problem. It was a real headscratcher since we couldnt isolate the cause or causes. We had plenty of working equipment operative for everything, but then we had to consider that it was still a thousand miles south to the decent large Vancouver/Seattle airports, but precious little in terms of runways between Anchorage and Seattle for handling big planes if things got ugly, so we coordinated with ATC, turned around, and expeditiously hustled back the 350 miles to Anchorage lickity split for a nice safe landing, block in and shut down. Even better, the problems recurred on deck which let the maintenance guys see for themselves what we were experiencing---that's always of big benefit instead of "Can't duplicate on deck" resolutions. Anyhow, called the muckity mucks as required and it was nice to get "Attaboys" instead of Second guessing. They swapped the cargo to another plane and we launched in that one about 2 hours later, and the only bummer of the evening was I missed last call at the bar across the street and even the Gas Station next door wasn't legal or willing to sell me a 6 pack by the time we arrived 7 hours late:(

Oh well. As US Grant used to say, "We'll whip 'em tomorrow at LuLu's."

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I was afraid you were going to tell us that the odd alerts were because of the SpaceX launch or UFO's!

Glad everything turned out ok, but sorry about missing last call!


That F#*ker McCabe is going to retire with a full pension!



Nigeria has the largest Catholic seminaries in the world and their academics are excellent. I have several Nigerian friends and all of them are outstanding citizens. For the Times and WaPo to play the race card, especially at the Holidays, is despicable.

As to Moorish objects d'art, the French and Venetians were enchanted by the romance of the desert. Ingres and Delacroix specialized in huge, glorious paintings of Moorish princes at battle.



I had a Nigerian lab partner in college. Very nice guy, and super smart, but he didn't like American blacks. Even went out of his way to mention it to me, which I found strange at the time.

daddy on iPad

I felt like I was flying your computer, Miss Marple:)

Just starting catchup and seeing Comey's face on the TV, so my quick uninformed impression is that as he sees his scheme collapsing and the noose getting closer to his own foul neck, he's now going to really start pressing the meme that Trump committed Obstruction of Justice by firing him. I saw the media said something like McCabe will confirm Trump demanded an Oath of Allegiance, and they can probably pull Mueller and the leaking College Prof in on the plan. I dont think it will work but what else they got?

Captain Hate

the two officials, who asked for anonymity to discuss a sensitive conversation in the Oval Office.

And of course the NYT complied, because Deep State leakers must be protected no matter how likely they are to say anything to promote a subversive agenda.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


The President is ON THIS!

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
15m15 minutes ago

How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
12m12 minutes ago

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
11m11 minutes ago

Wow, “FBI lawyer James Baker reassigned,” according to @FoxNews.

He is pointing out the pertinent information about these FBI jerks. HA!

Captain Hate

Dershowitz has stated unequivocally on multiple occasions that DJT did nothing wrong by firing Comey.

Captain Hate

Comey is frantically on goolag looking for quotes that make him look heroic. Try Julius and Ethel Rosenberg or Alger Hiss, Jimmy!

Jim Eagle

Cannot and will not ever catch up.

Good lord, driving down to Daytona Beach on 95, 27 miles, and I run into a wreck between Old Dixie Highway exit and SR40. Someone going way too fast has to stop suddenly for the congestion. A Lexus SUV behind slams into them, air bags display, family is concussed and staggering around as thousands of cars speed by at 80 to 90 mph not even giving a farthing.

I stop. Throw a guy my first aid kit. Two other Good Samaritans work with me to keep passengers and drivers from walking into the IS. Finally able to free two kids in the back seat. One is hurting and the other is fine. All drivers, passengers and other participants take positions agains the guard rail as exhibitions for the rubber-neckers.

Finally, fire, ambulance and state troopers show up. I leave including my first aid kit and go about my business.

Coming back from Daytona, they are still clearing up the site and traffic southbound is back up 20 miles to the north.

Anyone, including me, who drives during Christmas, on our interstates is nuts.


Well done for stopping and assisting safely.

Sorry to bring to ear/eyebrow issues forward, but to hear my wife and kids talk about mine you'd think my eyebrows look like Sam Elliott's mustache.


Bill The Wall and Deport

Stoking Cheers...


The thought of Comey panicking at Christmas time warms my heart. I wonder if I'll be able to get the Yule Log with my new digital TV antenna and think of him while I down an eggnog tomorrow or Monday.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Before I go out in public I get in front of the window in sunlight with my magnifying mirror to look for CHIN HAIRS!

They pop up seemingly overnight and I am scared to death I will be seen with one of those things.


Too bad I quit cigars or I'd have one, too.


McCabe is not eligible to retire until early May, yet WAPO is saying sometime in March. That suggests he has a month or so of unused leave. He could either keep that leave to pad his pension a bit or burn it up and get out of the building as soon as he can. Sounds like he's buggin' out.

Jim Eagle

Frederick's Confirmation sponsor was a Nigerian doctor who was a classmate of Mrs JiB at Atlantic College in Wales. He is a Nigerian Prince. A legitmate one. His Father is a King of their substansial tribe or region.

There is a terrific website that I can't find but this the Slate edition and not including enough of the Kings and Queens.


Clarice Feldman

MM, now 127 likes and I think 17 or so dhares for your Justice Warriors post.


If all this grooming talk continues, I'm pulling a Jeff Dobbs.

(I will admit--one does have to ponder what about aging causes all these novel sites to become so follicularly supportive, while others thin or disappear. But let's just let be one of the great unexplained mysteries
of life, ok??)

Jim Eagle

Would it bother you, a long term or even short term, bureaucrat or appointee, to be ridiculed or a subject of a tweet by the POTUS?

I would shamed to a thousand sunsets.

Does McCabe and the others think Brennan and Obama and Rice and others are truly out there with a legion of brave SJW calvary to rescue them from the Trump gallows? This is the really weird thing.

They see the facts coming out, naming names, what their part was in the coup, how they managed it, where the money came from and yet its like, okay so what else you got. Yawn.

Somthing is coming down.

Reverse the rat guards!


Interesting. That's not a Jeff Dobbs safety pin threat I hope.

Surprising that you find it distasteful, amom. I do, too, but I always figured docs got over that sort of thing pretty early in their careers.


I'd love to be a fly on the wall when Nikki Haley and Sarah Huckabee Sanders get together over beers and argue over who has to deal with the bigger bunch of obnoxious A-holes on any given day.

Jim Eagle


I believe you are an LEO and if so do you see more stupid crap by people during the 2 weeks before Christmas and New Years than the rest of the year. It sure seems so to me driving down 5 days before Christmas. It was if someone said, "okay, from now on, insanity rules".

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Sorry, anonamom. I just wanted equal time for my grooming miseries. I will be quiet.

Has anyone ever done a study on the mysteries of the follicles? I sure would like to know the explanation!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


There is no doubt those two are warrior princesses. I am so proud of both of them! They sure put the dem women in the shade.

I would love to see Haley go at it against warren! It would be an epic thumping of Pocohantas!


JiB @ 05:12 PM

McCabe is hoping that if he leaves quietly and quickly his sins will be forgiven. That's how it's usually done, and it might have worked if they had not persisted in their dirty game.


Has anyone ever done a study on the mysteries of the follicles?

Lol, MM


I want to read about no-knock, 5 a.m. raids on Baker, Comey, McCabe homes.


I wish I knew how to do pictures. I'd put the Sarah and Nikki pictures up from the week in pictures. You can see them both and more at


He is a Nigerian Prince. A legitmate one.

Yeah, yeah, and he just happens to have Eight million $ US that he needs you to deposit in your bank account temporarily.


It's easy hoyden.

If you right-click on a pic, there's an option to get the pic's address. Once you have that, just put it here where it says "address":

[img src="address"]

But change the [ and ] to < and >.

They actually recommend this:

[img src="address"/]

With the / at the end.


I apologize if I haven't offer condolences to those who I should have or congratulations to those who deserve it.

TLG, there is precedent. My 96-year-old mother just told me that as a Christmas gift for herself she was, on New Year’s Eve, going to declare that all the letters that remained unanswered this year were to be officially declared answered.

She felt so relieved with the burden lifted. All her friends and acquaintances would understand, too.

Jim Eagle

Ik ook, Deb.

[Flemish for "me too"]

Fortes viri ante nostram aetatem vivebant.

Its true. But maybe we have another brave man in office.


Leave the quotes. Like this:

<img src="https://website.com/picture.jpg"/>


Thank you, Extraneous. I will give that a try.


I like this one also.


Anonamom, completely with you on the unnecessary hair disclosures--aren't any of the JOM folk lithesome young things without these difficulties? As for anonamom being a physician, Ex, we aren't her patients but colleagues and friends, if virtual ones...

Jack, I think it's nicer to go down A1A--prettier. You did good with those clueless wreckees--good man! Why are some people's instincts so silly, like the various passengers all making a full show of themselves after the event? Admittedly, as flat as everything is, they couldn't really go hide in a culvert...

We Wuz Kangz

" He is a Nigerian Prince. A legitmate one. His Father is a King of their substansial tribe or region."

Told y'all so!


I want to read about no-knock, 5 a.m. raids on Baker, Comey, McCabe homes.

Preferably by Mitch Rapp.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I will tell you how I do it.

1. Right click on picture.
2. You will be given a set of options.
3. Scroll down to "view image info."
4. Click on that.
5. A screen will come up with a few (and sometimes many) url's.
6. Go to the one highlighted, usually with a suffix of .jpg or .png.
7. Highlight that address.
8. Once it is highlighted, right click on it.
9. When the screen comes up, click on "copy."
10. Go to the JOM comment box.
11. Enter the following characters: < img src=" (Leave out the space right before the img.)
12. Hit right click and you will be given the choice "paste" in the box.
13. Choose paste to enter the URL right after the characters I posted in #11,
14. After the url has been entered, enter "> to complete the entry.
15. Then hit "post".

Your picture entry should look like this minus the spaces: < img src= "https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/778369084815659009/BX4NDCHL_bigger.jpg" >
(Leave out the spaces after and before the carats.)

One other thing: This web site will not accept a picture unless you also type text in the posting box. You can just type "Here's a picture" or "Wow" and that will be enough. Hope this helps!


Why can't these dirty cops who are covering up for Hillary's illegal CF money laundering be charged under the RICO Statute and forfeit everything they own including their pensions.

mike in houston

Gus, Binney Park last week.

Clarice Feldman

Yesterday I saw a car turned over on its side on Connecticut Avenue near by house where the speed limit is 25 m/h. Police cars and ambulances were all around. People get really nuts behind the wheel in this season of the year.

mike in houston

The bizarre history of the Yule Log Christmas special

November 1966: local New York TV station WPIX had nothing to broadcast for 1.5 hours. There wasn't much on TV during the holidays, so viewers were typically treated to half-hour blocks of nothing. WPIX president Fred Thrower decided to air a "Christmas card." The "card" would just be burning Yule logs. When WPIX first shot the special, they reportedly burnt a $4,000 rug trying to get a better angle.

The first Yule Log special aired on December 24, 1966. It aired for three hours with no commercials, and the footage itself was only 17 seconds long. WPIX repeatedly looped this footage for the special. The repetition was pretty obvious on tape, so in 1970, it was reshot as a 6-minute loop. The special stopped airing in 1989. With no commercials, it was a financial loss for the network.

In 2016, WPIX brought back the Yule Log special. They're even selling Yule Log apparel and merchandise. You can find more Yule Logs on services like Netflix and YouTube.



h/t BJG blog, credit where credit is due, not a hint of #MeToo around former Pres Obama. "Methinks he prefers the baloney pony to the bearded clam". NTTAWWT.

Jim Eagle


They were stunned, traumatized. Not making anykind of spectacle but the traffic was making one.

Here is my favorite Frost poem for this season:

The city had withdrawn into itself
And left at last the country to the country;
When between whirls of snow not come to lie
And whirls of foliage not yet laid, there drove
A stranger to our yard, who looked the city,
Yet did in country fashion in that there
He sat and waited till he drew us out,
A-buttoning coats, to ask him who he was.
He proved to be the city come again
To look for something it had left behind
And could not do without and keep its Christmas.
He asked if I would sell my Christmas trees;
My woods—the young fir balsams like a place
Where houses all are churches and have spires.
I hadn’t thought of them as Christmas trees.
I doubt if I was tempted for a moment
To sell them off their feet to go in cars
And leave the slope behind the house all bare,
Where the sun shines now no warmer than the moon.
I’d hate to have them know it if I was.
Yet more I’d hate to hold my trees, except
As others hold theirs or refuse for them,
Beyond the time of profitable growth—
The trial by market everything must come to.
I dallied so much with the thought of selling.
Then whether from mistaken courtesy
And fear of seeming short of speech, or whether
From hope of hearing good of what was mine,
I said, “There aren’t enough to be worth while.”

“I could soon tell how many they would cut,
You let me look them over.”

“You could look.
But don’t expect I’m going to let you have them.”
Pasture they spring in, some in clumps too close
That lop each other of boughs, but not a few
Quite solitary and having equal boughs
All round and round. The latter he nodded “Yes” to,
Or paused to say beneath some lovelier one,
With a buyer’s moderation, “That would do.”
I thought so too, but wasn’t there to say so.
We climbed the pasture on the south, crossed over,
And came down on the north.

He said, “A thousand.”

“A thousand Christmas trees!—at what apiece?”

He felt some need of softening that to me:
“A thousand trees would come to thirty dollars.”

Then I was certain I had never meant
To let him have them. Never show surprise!
But thirty dollars seemed so small beside
The extent of pasture I should strip, three cents
(For that was all they figured out apiece)—
Three cents so small beside the dollar friends
I should be writing to within the hour
Would pay in cities for good trees like those,
Regular vestry-trees whole Sunday Schools
Could hang enough on to pick off enough.

A thousand Christmas trees I didn’t know I had!
Worth three cents more to give away than sell,
As may be shown by a simple calculation.
Too bad I couldn’t lay one in a letter.
I can’t help wishing I could send you one,
In wishing you herewith a Merry Christmas.

And why we should all live in the country either in reality or in mind.


Has anyone ever done a study on the mysteries of the follicles?

It's a loss of estrogen.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


The web site said Santa had relocated to the South Pole due to climate change.

All I have to say is a few more years of this type of crap, and Canadians will elect their own Donald Trump.

Jim Eagle

The 12 Days of Christmas to warm your cockles!

Watch it all the way through. You won't be disappointed.



Thanks, mike! I was just talking to my wifey about that. I grew up in NYC and always thought it was a shared national experience. It was on every year that I can remember.


The Frost poem is so beautiful--what a realist he was, but with such a heart.


Go Army!


>>>All I have to say is a few more years of this type of crap, and Canadians will elect their own Donald Trump.

Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | December 23, 2017 at 06:23 PM<<<

I think they came as close as possible by electing Harper who served 9 years before Canadians went insane and elected their own Obama-lite empty suit. At the time, I think I would have preferred Harper to Bush, and definitely preferrable to Obama



Go Broncos.

Saw they defeated the wicked Oregon Ducks in the Bag of Dicks bowl played in Vegas.

Jim Eagle

30 cents apiece.

Those were the days. We all walked to school, many miles, through ice, sleet and snow. Radio was our entertainment and Christmas was more special if you had a tree hung from a hook in the living room. People would come in en masse and carol before your front door. Stockings grew fat with tangerines, nuts and simple gifts.

The Tree had a train running under it andt it would toot-toot as you sped it up. Plates of cookies and milk on the heart for Santa and his reindeer.

Tomorrow was a future that would never come until you fell asleep and when you woke you could not believe Santa fitted a new bike down your chimney.

Merry Christmas!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I see your point, but since they now have their Obama, they are primed to vote for a Trump.

I would love it if it were Conrad Black!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

You know, you can have a great Christmas even if you don't have much money.

As I said, one of the gifts for my son is the Far Side mug Catsmeat sent to me with $10 worth of Holiday Hoosier Lottery scratch-off tickets.
He will love it, and a bonus if one of the tickets is a winner!

Another gift I got my daughter is a $1 red sequined coin purse from Dollar General. Inside it is a quarter, because she is ALWAYS asking me for a quarter for the shopping carts when we go to Aldi's.

Lots of other cheap but useful or funny gifts. It's the spirit not the amount.


we ought to invade Canada and liberate them from their progressives and expropriate their resources ... but then again we have our own progressives and they are a much worse sort.

[j/k but isn't this the time of year the Canadian media always dusts off the half dozen or so plans the US drew up to invade Canada].


Lyle and I both know the guy who runs Idaho Horse Rescue.

The man's a saint. Lifelong friend of mine.

He does it by himself at his own house, and farms the land to grow the hay to feed them. It's a legal non-profit, so it's possible to donate. Here's a link to his site in case anyone might want to send a Christmas present to the horses. I did, but I've seen pics of what they looked like before he rescued them.


Jim Eagle

Ex and Lyle,

No better man on earth than thy who take care of their brother animals. Bravo zulu for him and his others.

We are a better kin whe we know who are kin are.

Miss Marple the Deplorable



Trying to catch up since I had to get ready for work.

The mysteries of the follicles? Isn't that a new series on Netflix?

We see a small increase in alcohol related issues. Retail thefts go up quite a bit. We also see an increase in crashes related to weather and people brain-farting what it's like to drive on snow. The winter is by far our quietest season due to people flying the coop for warmer climes. Summer is by far the busiest due to population explosion.

I did notice after my shower that there was this thing.... Nevermind. I don't want anyone leaving. :)

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Thank you for the news about my Justice League post. It was so kind of you to post it on Facebook. Thank you again!


The Dem Xmas strategy encapsulated


Random act of humor ...

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Buck Sexton
‏Verified account @BuckSexton
2m2 minutes ago

“Well Honey, I guess we can watch Miracle on 34th Street or It’s a Wonderful Life?”

- “Actually I want to watch the action Christmas movie with Bruce Willis”

“Die Hard? DIE HARD!?”

-“Yeah that one.”
This happened tonight. True story.
It’s a Christmas miracle.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--It's a loss of estrogen.--

So, if I start taking estrogen I will shed my elf ears?


I keep hearing bits and pieces of what made it into the tax reform bill.
Also limits on exec pay for non profits
"Republicans decided to tax Harvard's earnings on the endowment. The howling is long and loud."

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
2h2 hours ago

The Stock Market is setting record after record and unemployment is at a 17 year low. So many things accomplished by the Trump Administration, perhaps more than any other President in first year. Sadly, will never be reported correctly by the Fake News Media!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
2h2 hours ago

Remember, the Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional races this year. In Senate, I said Roy M would lose in Alabama and supported Big Luther Strange - and Roy lost. Virginia candidate was not a “Trumper,” and he lost. Good Republican candidates will win BIG!


Thanks, rich. Still gratified over the beat down of the Dux.

Ex's and my old friend does a tremendous job with rescued horses. Very commendable.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--...dozens of prominent universities took a hit in the form of a new tax on university endowments and other investment income. The tax will weaken financial aid, faculty and research initiatives, and other institutional programs that support students, professors, and medical and scientific studies...--

I'm confused. I thought taxes were the virtuous contributions we each made to a civil, humane society and that raising or lowering them had no incentive effect as far as promoting or curtailing any economic activity.
Did I misunderstand the progs?


Great link, Ex. There he is, Mr RB!

Jim Eagle

Universities have been hiding behind endownments for years to avoid taxes and then not doing a damn thing with them except to fund SJW visioins and missions. About time.

Moar winning.

Jim Eagle

Okay, tomorrow, we go to play our US Open qualifier course with my 2 nephews from Belgium, one who is attending a golf professional school in Hilton Head. Wants to be a tour pro. We'll see. If can match or even shoot a few strokes above par, maybe.

I doubt it but lets see what he can do.

So, if you believe in Santa, what do you really want him to bring you?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I want better lives for my kids. And a good buy on a car.


Humongous Ivy League endowments also push all the hedgies and private equity managers that in turn push libtard donations. Same with Stanford. Giant circle jerk.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Let's not foget that the NFL is a non-profit organization.



Just finished a '14 Far Niente Chardonnay with apps and opened an '06 F. Magnien Chambertin Clos De Bez Burgundy to accompany steamed king crab legs and Caesar salad and garlic bread. Cheers, JOMbreros! (h/t: KK) Happy Holidays!

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Aren't endowments large sums of money that some Sugardaddy Bigbucks donated for a specific use? Why should it not be treated as any other investment or transfer of funds?


Fireplace is roaring, Christmas tree is glowing, and hilligula rodham Clinton is NOT president. Life is good and I'm very grateful.


This seems to be behind a paywall. I didn't know the WaPo had instituted one.

Once in a while I have to sign in at WaPo to read their stories; somehow they got the idea that I'm a subscriber to the Pittsburgh Gazette, and they give those subscribers WaPo rights. Once a year I assure them that I still am a Gazette subscriber (I am lying) - that's the only way I can get unfettered access to their stories (someone has to represent the right in the comment sections).

Merry Christmas, JOM'ers! Mrs. hrt and I do an air bnb every Christmas in Pittsburgh (speaking of the Gazette) where one of my daughters is an emergency room PA. She always seems to be on call for the holidays, and her place isn't big enough for our far-flung brood so the bnb approach works out great.

Best wishes to all.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Merry Christmas to the box family!


Posted by: lyle | December 23, 2017 at 08:13 PM

always satisyifing to see the Broncos beat the Ducks. I remember when they were making one of their runs under Peterson Oregon got shut down ... the punch game.

Thought there was more history between the 2 ... just 3 games. Broncos 3-Ducks 0.

Blount's gone on to NFL success though.


JiB: So, if you believe in Santa, what do you really want him to bring you?

I believe in Santa because all week I have seen Wendy shop her heart out for some of her munchkins and their families. Santa has already given her ... not joy, not satisfaction, ... something different.

There were a couple of Moms that didn’t have winter coats that now do. A little girl whose mom couldn’t afford cupcakes for her birthday found that cupcakes were there for her to share.

On the sad side, I would have the little baby who died “falling down the stairs” return to celebrate Christmas with siblings.

We are so fortunate.

Oh, I’d like a 12 gauge Beretta Silver Pigeon with a B-Fast adjustable comb. ... But I am getting along quite well with my Remington 1100.


Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | December 23, 2017 at 08:50 PM

not anymore, since 2015.


Hope there aren't any Toledo fans present here tonight...

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