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December 29, 2018

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Extraneus

Talked to your neighbor on Xmas, lyle, and put my cousin on the phone for the first time she and he had spoken in around 40 years. We were all friends in the old days. They spoke for a long time, while many were waiting for her to get dinner going. :-)

I really did the Santa thing this year, btw. Had NYC cheesecakes shipped in dry ice to my two old aunts, for example. (Which they loved.) Spoke and texted and emailed and gifted, and helped make several more merry Christmases. Gave my new-lawyer niece an Echo Spot for her Manhattan studio apartment, as another example.

I was inspired by my favorite Christmas movie, which isn't actually a movie but a 20-minute Twilight Zone episode with Art Carney as a drunken department store Santa. I love that episode.

Marlene

Happy New Year! We just returned from dinner with friends. It was an early reservation,the only time available. Not to be confused with an early bird special. Ha. I had shrimp and grits. The grits were cooked in asiago cheese and the shrimp was marinated in bourbon sauce. Key lime ice cream pie for dessert. Yummy.

jimmyk

On catch-up, way behind. Prayers for anonamom's mom. Happy Anniversary to extraneus. And Happy New Year to all. We're hosting a small (< 10) gathering, complete with take-out Chinese food and champagne.

lyle

Good on you, Ext. Give RB my best next time you speak. I rarely see him anymore.

Jack is Back!

It’s 7:10 and cars are all ready pulling up to the club for New Years dinner and the celebration. We are on the upper terrace looking over the doings, listening to the sea crashing, and chilling out as Frederick would say. He’s in Key Biscayne with friends.

Happy New Year!

Extraneus

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MissMarple2

HAPPY NEW YEAR! from President Trumppic.twitter.com/FyTRAINo6V

— The TRUMP PAGE (@MichaelDelauzon) January 1, 2019

Video greeting at the link.

Narciso79

They leaked to salon didnt they:

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/12/deep-state-was-clintons-friend.html?

Jack is Back!

MM,

Please. Just cut and paste his message. The twitter message is only a place for deranged progs and the mentally challenged to respond.

Proof positive we are a nation with an intelligence problem.

Narciso79

Sadly dejavu:

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-12-31/three-stabbed-by-man-wielding-knife-at-manchesters-victoria-station/

MissMarple2

Jack,

I don't know how to copy a video. Sorry.

henry

Jack, just click on the “pic.twitter” bit and don’t scroll down.

James D.

I’m case I poop out and go to bed early, Happy New Year to everyone here and wishes for a wonderful 2019!

Jack is Back!

MM,

Just teasing. Every Trump tweet is just a prog comment party. No supporters because who would want their account filled with vile comments.

peter

I am drinking a pilsner style beer made with beets brewed at the Big aLICe brewery in Long Island City. Interesting! (Mrs. -peter hated it.) All ingredients including the hops grown in the blue hell of New York State.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Rita Chalfant
17 mins ·

“I'm around, just haven't seen much worth posting about. I don't 'do' knee jerk reactions to the onslaught of sensational news headlines that Trump did this(!)..Trump didn't do this(!)...Trump is caving on this(!)....blah, blah, blah.
Complete WASTE of my time.

However, THIS caught my eye.....RIGHT ON THE HEELS OF MATTIS LEAVING NONE THE LESS.

'NBC reporting Dana White, chief Pentagon spokesperson, is leaving the Dept. of Defense'.

I bookmarked her name when the OIG opened up an investigation on her AFTER the DOD Audit.
She ordered up a $600,000 study last year to look at the Defense Department’s media operations, which according to the OIG Audit yielded nothing.

Now, when I read that Audit, I found it ODD, to say the least the OIG would just swipe away pissing away 600k on NOTHING, since other audits produces arrests and prosecutions for as little as 10k in misappropriated money.

She has INTERESTING TIES.
She previously served as a foreign policy adviser for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign👀
NEED I SAY MORE ABOUT THAT CONNECTION?

She was the director of policy and strategy communications for the Renault-Nissan Alliance in France.👀
WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT??
☝Hint....Sessions opened a MASSIVE investigation into them for FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING. We've seen 6 Executives prosecuted and put in prison so far.

My, my what was the REAL Investigation into Dana White that brought about her speedy exit from the DOD??”— ler

via Carolyn Harlan on FB

lyle

The Veuve is awesome with black truffle Brie and smoked salmon.

henry

I have a Spotted Cow. Not exotic, as beets fer brew. I can see that bringing color, and amping ABV via sugar content, but not doing much for body or flavor. I shouldn’t knock it till I try it, I have home brewed variou swill myself.

“Beets fer brew” That sounds like a frat boy insult of an SJW, doesn’t it?

peter

We are having some tree huggers over for the evening, so I thought they'd go for some organic swill.

henry

Lol, Peter. That brewery does have an interesting palate, too bad no beer shipping.

Narciso79

Renault isn't that whose CEO ghosn got into a spot of trouble.

sbwaters

JiB, will toast Happy New Year to you and all JOMers with Some Billecart Salmon Rose Champagne in recollection of our wonderful tour this past July at your recommendation.

And, here’s to you, TM and your coterie. Thank you for your hospitality.

Happiness and good health to us all!

Another Bob

“:-) A-Bob”

Just to be clear OL, not intended as a scold. I’m just one of those guys who started with nothing (and I do mean nothing) other than two parents who gave a shit about me, and taught me the value of work. I now have a couple more zeros than they ever had.

Wife and I enjoy those zeros, but are always mindful of where we came from. I think it’s a healthy attitude.

Jack is Back!

If I make it to 9 I will my own personal hero.

MissMarple2

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the last Calvin and Hobbes comic strip.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvvzIEHWsAI5ufe.jpg

daddy


["I'll dig up the quote later if anyone cares."]

I care daddy

Posted by: Old Lurker

Great, I've got a mission! Unfortunately our Library which I am currently at has a terrible Darwin Bio collection so I'll have to dig for it later at my own Library. In the new book stacks all the Clinton Books are gone! All of them! I feel exactly like that scene at the end of "Groundhog Day" when Bill Murray finally wakes up and looks outside and all the snow is gone and he realizes its tomorrow and says something like "They're gone. They're all gone! Do ypu know what this means? This means today is tomorrow!"

Thats what it feels like this second to stare at my Library's New Book stacks---the Clinton's are all gone!!! Do you know what this means. It means today is tomorrow! Then that great song by Nat King Cole comes on as the credits roll on by.

However, aming the new stack of Micelle Obama books there's a new one by Mika Brzezninski sitting prominant, so my Library continues to impress:And that blurb in gold says
"with advice and inspiration from Shiela Bair, Joy Behar, Tina Brown, Nora Ephron..." and many others.

lyle

I, too, have more zeros than my parents. Not too hard to accomplish when dad was career army and mom raised the family. C’est la vie.

lyle

Hookers know their value...by the act and hour. Meeeka is nothing more. 🖕

Another Bob

Lyle, there are plenty who never make it regardless.

Jack is Back!

sbw

I have a bottle of Billecart ready for the ball drop. So glad you liked it. My FIL and family only drink that champagne. Family preference.

Now I am on a glass of Chateau Cousepade St. Emillion 1995. Wonderful bouquet. Happy New Year to you and the fabulous people at The Rome Sentinel.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
27m27 minutes ago

MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL through the many billions of dollars a year that the U.S.A. is saving through the new Trade Deal, the USMCA, that will replace the horrendous NAFTA Trade Deal, which has so badly hurt our Country. Mexico & Canada will also thrive - good for all!

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
18m18 minutes ago

The Democrats will probably submit a Bill, being cute as always, which gives everything away but gives NOTHING to Border Security, namely the Wall. You see, without the Wall there can be no Border Security - the Tech “stuff” is just, by comparison, meaningless bells & whistles...

...Remember this. Throughout the ages some things NEVER get better and NEVER change. You have Walls and you have Wheels. It was ALWAYS that way and it will ALWAYS be that way! Please explain to the Democrats that there can NEVER be a replacement for a good old fashioned WALL!


Another Bob

How easy would taxing the remittances to Mexico be?

lyle

A-bob: trust me, I know.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

An important and very well publicized murder trial was soon to begin. In preparation for the trial, the tiresome jury selection process took place, each side hotly contesting and dismissing potential jurors.

One prospective juror, Dan O'Keefe, was called for his question session.

He was asked, "Property holder?"

Dan replied, "Yes, I am, Your Honor."

Then he was asked, "Married or single?"

Dan responded, "Married for twenty years, Your Honor."

Then the judge asked, "Formed or expressed an opinion?"

Dan stated with certainty, "Not in twenty years, Your Honor."

Jane

Billidart salmon is one of my favorites. Party here ended at 6;00 which is perfect in my world, hope you all enjoy!

Jack is Back!

Steph,

So Dan O’Keefe and I were seperated at birth?

Narciso79

What's different about bille cart?

Jack is Back!

Narc,

It’s the champagne people in Reims drink.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

All married guys are Dan O'Keefe. :)

henry

A champagne? The “salmon” part made look up types of fish. But I’m drinking a cow. So don’t mind me. :)

MissMarple2

Daughter says there are a lot of power outages around here. Fortunately, not us. (She saw it on Facebook.)

We have had heavy rain today with gusty winds.

lyle

I’m Spartacus Dan O’Keefe!

Another Bob

No Lyle, I’M Dan O’Keefe...

Jack is Back!

Neighbors coming over for the champagne and fireworks on the beach. Later gators. Looks like a 2 Billecart night:)

Even Gator Bowl is half full. No Florida or Georgia teams playing.

daddy

Quiz Time: Exciting New Year's Eve edition, so put on your Thinking turbans.

The knifeman shouted "____________" after the attack, a witness said.

A) Merry Christmas
B) Happy Holidays
C) Thank God
D) Alahu Akbar

Answer to be revealed in 2019!

Captain Hate

Even Gator Bowl is half full. No Florida or Georgia teams playing.

I'm sure the other Carolina schools have something to say on how that reflects poorly on iNCeST.

Jack is Back!

BTW, Miss Marple, my mother was a devout, unrepentent FDR democrat. Of course, she would be. Lived through the Depression WW2, etc. As an Irish emigrant campaigned for JFK. My Dad was the opposite on every scale.

She would be apolplectic today listening to the Dem leadeship. Not her idea of Democratic values. She told me when she was in the nursing home during the early years of Bush 41 that she liked him because he was what a democrat should be:)

Narciso79

Good grief, this is even more absurd than Ken starr:

https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/12/mueller-probes-nude-selfies.html?m=1

henry

Narciso, who would want to see a nude selfie of Manafort? Or Stone? Or SMOD strike me now, Hillary’s missing emails?

Jane

It's pink Henry. Even so. It's great.

MissMarple2

Jack,

My dad was a democrat as well, for the same reasons. He wouldn't be happy with them, either.

henry

Thanks Jane, the champagne is pink... I don’t want to know about Mueller’s selfie collection.

Narciso79

No its robbin young an extra in a bond from 1981, how this involves guccifer2 boggles the mind.

Narciso79

This is what she looked like then:

http://www.universalexports.net/Movies/Graphics/12-images/young.jpg

daddy

Catsmeat,

Per popular demand, while fruitlessly searching for Darwin's quote about Audobon, I came upon a short fun blurb on the Darwin ladies mentioning Jane Austin that I thought you might enjoy if you haven't seen it.
Charles is just back from the voyage and has proposed to his cousin Emma and she is contemplating saying Yes.

From Pages 137-138 of Cyril Adams bio of Darwin:

{Writing to one of her aunts she said

He is the most open, transparent man I ever saw, and every word express his real thoughts. He is particularyaffectionate and very nice to his father and sisters, and perfectly sweet tempered, and possesses some minor qualities that add particularly to one's happiness, such as not being fastidious, and being humane to animals.

'Not being fastidious' was clearly a plus in the eyes of the Wedgewood familiy's 'Little Miss Slip-slop.' She had never been fussy about little things herself, and she did not want a man who was.

In his uncertainity, he had underated his own attractions. It was true that he was not conventionally handsome. But neither was he positively ugly. And he had many qualities to impress a young woman of intelligence and spirit. He had, after, all, just returned from a round-the-world voyage with a score of exciting stories. He was being spoken of as someone who was going to achieve great things in science. Yet, for Emma, he was still the same cousin Charles she had known since childhood, whose gentle character was esteemed by everyone around her, her beloved father most of all.

Although Emma had accepted him so readily, she did not wish to be rushed into marriage. She wanted time to savour the happiness of being engaged, and to wind up her single life. Writing to Charles's sister Catherine, she said

Since Charles went, I have been rather afraid of his being in too great a hurry so hope you will hold him a little...

And on the back of the letter she added

Tell Charles to be a good boy...and take things leisurely...J.A. says it is the happiest time of Emma's life & it is a thousand pities it shpuld be a very short one. Do dear Catty clog the wheels a little slow.

J.A. was, of course, Jane Austen, whose own Emma had been published twenty years earlier. It was clear who was being cast in the role of Mr Knightly.}


It's cool to see the contemporaneous hat tips to J.A. all those many years ago😉

Narciso79

Mind you no wants to see the pics from '16 though.

joan

MM, your 7:58 about Calvin & Hobbes last strip made me smile. I saved that one, still have it. Someone dear to my heart loved Calvin & Hobbes. I always intended to have that last page framed for him.

Whenever I've gone through old files (thinning them out) I'll come across that half-page of newspaper and feel such a pang of nostalgia for those carefree days.

Sometimes life hurts. :)

MissMarple2

jim.

Calvin and Hobbes debuted when my son was in his teens. We loved it because my son had been a blonde little boy and he had had a stuffed tiger he took with him everywhere! We were so sad when the strip ended!

MissMarple2

Hilarious Twitter thread, including comments:

https://twitter.com/Bmac0507/status/1079900368744546304

MissMarple2

Looking at the photos in that Twitter thread, I have to ask if they all ordered the same kitchen cabinets,LOL!

DrJ

New.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Nice to see you online, DrJ! :)

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