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November 28, 2019

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The Infamous Ignatz

If we are so generous to our fellow man as to be naive and dishonest we can pretend that "we" all seek the same outcomes; less poverty, less disease, less crime, more wealth, more harmony, more liberty.
But even if those truly were shared goals, the murders, the political fights, the wars, the genocides and all the rest of the monstrous atrocities committed by man are over the means by which those goals are attained.

Now, in fact, we know the real goals are control, power, greed and the fruits of the flesh in general and therein lies the problem. Those who seek those will kill you to get them and we must, in the end, kill them to prevent them from taking them from us. That has been human existence since Cain and Abel and will be to the end. And it is only the thin veneer of civilization that keeps the progs from our throats; a veneer they are doing their best to shred.

On this day give thanks that you don't have to kill your grasping neighbor...yet. Happy Thanksgiving!

KevlarKid

first

The Infamous Ignatz

Echoing Jimnj from last thread; I too found myself, through evil circumstances largely out of my control, without a home about this time three years ago. Through God's good grace, Porch's kindness and drive and the voluntary generosity of people here that is so foreign to the graspers I mentioned above, I was able to bridge the gulf from there to here.

And it was six years ago this month that Mrs Iggy left me here alone. But with time one learns to appreciate not that she left too early but that I had 23 years with a girl so extraordinary that, I hope this doesn't sound jerk-like, I feel sorry for guys who married regular, normal women and have regular, normal marriages.

And I met my daughter's new boyfriend yesterday and he handled with aplomb my greeting that I hoped I would never have to kill him. Turns out he is the son of the sweet woman who used to attend our church and who altered Mrs Ig's wedding dress and my suit for our wedding almost thirty years ago.

And the lovely girl who I have labeled, uncharitably, "crazy" but who in fact has just been wounded by life perhaps no more or maybe even less than I have, has been getting a bit closer to me, as her wounds allow her, over the last few weeks.

So I have a lot to be thankful for.

KevlarKid

i'm thankful for the air i breathe, they who love me still, and whom i can forever call friend.

to my friends here at JOM- all of the best this season and in the year ahead.

KevlarKid

not first. lol

MissMarple2

I am thankful tor the friendship and help given to me by people here when my son totalled my Jeep and my husband left me. I could never have made it without you wonderful people.

My son is now married to a wonderful woman, has custody of his son (my youngest grandson), my other grandchildren are doing well, and my daughter got a new, great job.

Much to be thankful for, including that Donald John Trump is our President!

We are off to my sister's. Happy Thanksgiving!

Narciso

Happy thanksgiving all,

Yes we had the other white meat, salad plantain chips, neighbor bought muffins

Narciso

Well:


https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/thanksgiving-day-in-pictures-special-edition.php

KevlarKid

TOSTONES!!!!!

Narciso

Ok but i prefer the riper one.

Narciso

Tostones are the greener plantain, fried and cut into strips.

Dave (in MA)

@12:38 I thought you were hoisting an adult beverage to the glimmer twins.

Narciso

Im not even trying to understand that reference

Narciso

Back to basics


https://mobile.twitter.com/yhazony/status/1200029756919554048

KevlarKid

the Boricua i hung out with in the 90s had a magnesium kitchen tool for flattening ripened chunks of platano into circles for frying. called them "to'tones." my limited frame of reference.

The Infamous Ignatz

Heh.

The Infamous Ignatz

Double heh.

Narciso

I try to avoid black friday by a parsec, i remember i tried to return something day after christmas.

KevlarKid

the Black Friday scam started last weekend here in BKLY OAK RICHMOND. so did the violent home invasions in affluent Lafayette and Orinda.

Narciso

Shirley, last weekend?

Melinda

Happy Thanksgiving!

(Migrating hard drives to Network drives is phun!)

KevlarKid

the whole stolen land meme is a non-starter in that today's "Indian land" is brokered by the thieves descendant government who remain in control of claims, with govt loyas using the courts to stall most efforts by tribes to prosecute fraud, breach of trust/ contract etc. etc. etc.

millenials talk a good game....

KevlarKid

yes. shirley. last weekend.

Jack Lillywhite

Back in the day, people had this instead of turkey for Thanksgiving. Thanks to silent Cal it has run out of favor. Imagine bringing a roast of this to your MIL’s Thanksgiving dinner😉

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/did-president-always-pardon-turkey?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=36341197b4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-36341197b4-66184937&mc_cid=36341197b4&mc_eid=d27e03f7b2

KevlarKid

time for Peloton!

Narciso

Was it howard zinn or dee brown that started this,

Narciso

Just like chicken?

Narciso


Speaking of turkeys:


https://mobile.twitter.com/odonnell_r/status/1200074757196132354

Narciso


What a joy:


https://mobile.twitter.com/postidentity/status/1200100780252041217

henry

Happy Thanksgiving!

peter

new

DrJ

We are attending an important Thanksgiving dinner. My eldest granddaughter is hosting her first family holiday meal. She is with a great guy, there will be many kids underfoot, and we all are pitching in. I'm making the smoked Turkey, and MrsJ has baked a couple of pies and made cranberries.

Still, I see it as a start to her adult life, which has not come easily.

peter

That new was meant for old

Captain Hate

Im not even trying to understand that reference

On the rare occasion where you need someone else's sentence decoded, the Glimmer Twins are Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.

Best Thanksgiving wishes to all.

henry

If anyone wants to make up for Coolidge, I can get fresh raccoon real quick.

Narciso

How do you know its good?

Jack Lillywhite

I have ‘coon at a wild game dinner. Also possum, wild boar and gator. They all taste like ‘coon, possum, wild boar and gator:)

joan

Oh, Miss Marple, I just read your 12:20 and teared up. I am so happy for you, and, I think it speaks to your strength and tenacity that you have weathered the challenges that life has thrown in your path. You've remained an optimist when so many other people might have become embittered.

I'm thankful that I "know" you this Thanksgiving. And, of course, I'm thankful for jom. :)

Narciso

Well gator i found too chewy but it might have been undercooked the one time i had it.

lurkersusie

Happy Thanksgiving

George Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 as a national day of thanks. In his proclamation, Washington declared that the necessity for such a day sprung from the Almighty’s care of Americans prior to the Revolution, assistance to them in achieving independence, and help in establishing the constitutional government.

https://www.mountvernon.org/education/primary-sources-2/article/thanksgiving-proclamation-of-1789/

Narciso

Thats what the hazony link was about.

Jack Lillywhite

narc,

Some good gator can be had at The Conch House in St. Augustine on this side of the Lion Bridge. Also, Conch fritters of course.

Narciso

Thankd ill check it oout next time i go by there.

clarice

Happy Thanksgiving. MM and Iggy we were blessed to be able to lend a hand to friends when it meant something.

henry

@CNBC

BREAKING: Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving in his first trip to the country

https://twitter.com/cnbcnow/status/1200128194239696897?s=21

Narciso

He was in iraq the previous year right?

clarice

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/pathetic_nyt_spin_on_horowitz_report.html
NYT spinning Horowitz report--desperation time.

Porchlight

Hi JOM! I am thankful for you all, and for our kind host, and for our amazing president. What a year it's been!

We are in MN visiting my folks. The kids have been sledding constantly. It's better than the pool for keeping them entertained.

Thanks for all the stories. I am so glad to hear our little JOM nest is doing well.

clarice

Smooches, porch

Porchlight

Back atcha, clarice!

Manuel Transmission

Resting after a wonderful meal. Thought I would post a couple things.

This might take some splainin. When flying at altitude during early morning, or late afternoon, you can get a 'glory' in cloud formations when the sun is directly behind the direction you are looking. In clear conditions, if you look across the terrain, you can spot the occasional flash of a taillight or a street sign. So, on Monday when crossing the Appalachia ridges looking off to the NE, I kept seeing little bergs in the valleys that would simultaneously flash every sign and taillight for a couple seconds as we crossed the exact zero angle opposite the sun. Every time I saw one, I would reach for my phone and then miss the flash because it was gone too quickly. As the sun got lower, the towns that flashed would get further away. This one was about 60 miles away. Think of it as a 1K lasers pointed at you all at once.

Manuel Transmission

So Tuesday, we did our usual afternoon run to a friend's outdoor range to play with our toys. This first image is the Boss leaving her mark on the steel plate at 60 yds with the scope on my -15.

And this is with her using my new RedDot sight rolled off to the side as you might need at close range and/or quick response. (Still at 60 yds)

BTW, this is her first long gun shooting after getting her new eyeballs last Winter (no glasses).

KevlarKid

nice shootin, Boss. ( scared a you. )

KevlarKid

2 killa naps in the big chair so far.

Elliott

Happy Thanksgiving to the ladies and gentlemen of JOM.

Modern elocution exercises (to a possibly recognizable tune with extra syllables put into lines, as Tom Lehrer put it):
Pupil: The gravy train is whistling through Ukraine.
Mentor: I think she's got it.
Pupil: The gravy train's the bane of the Ukraine.
Mentor: By Zelensky, she's got it. And who rode that gravy train?
The Committee: Not germane, not germane.
Pupil: The swain! The swain!
Mentor: And besides the gravy train?
The Committee [banging gavel uncontrollably]: Please refrain! Please refrain!
Pupil: Cocaine! Cocaine!

Pupil and Mentor: The gravy train's the bane of the Ukraine.

Mentor: In Kharkov, Kiev, and Khmelnitsky, kickbacks...
Pupil: calm contentious quarrels.
Clueless Joe: couldn't Dnieper happen. How nice of you to hire my son!

Mentor: And where's the gravy-est train?
Pupil: Fanny MaeUkraine, Ukraine!

Mentor: And who will be arraigned?
The Ledge: Arraigned? Are you sane?
The Media Chorus: Trump's campaign! Trump's campaign!

Pupil and Mentor: The gravy train is whistling through Ukraine.

Narciso

That center mass right there.

Narciso

Hey elliot have you been?

MissMarple2

Elliott,

Did you write that? Genius!

Happy Thanksgiving!

MissMarple2

Well, I got a text from a friend alerting me about the President being in Afghanistan.

So I said "Wow!" and showed it to my son.

So then my dem sister wanted to know what was going on, and I started to tell her and then daughter got on me for talking politics. Bah.

Other than that, nice visit. I think I am coming down with a cold, however. Sniffles and clogged ears.

Neo

My nephew is cut at Pearl Harbor restoring the anchor for the USS Arizona

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Seen in a blog comment:
"My wife suggested he went to Walter Reed to get his shots for going to Afghanistan."

Makes way more sense than the MSM theories

Elliott

All's well here, narciso. How about you?

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Miss Marple. I am the culprit.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

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MissMarple2

Video at link. To see our flag waved in Hong Kong is really something!

#Thanksgiving2019 has a powerful meaning for the #HongKongProtester. American flags abound.

A large crowd gathers in appreciation of the passage and @realDonaldTrump’s signing into law of the #HKHumanRightsandDemocracyAct - at Edinburgh Place in central HK #HongKongProtests pic.twitter.com/noTEzCf8Ho

— Jan Jekielek (@JanJekielek) November 28, 2019
Narciso

Heh, fine yogo trying for scraps.

MissMarple2

I brought home turkey scraps and skin and chopped it up and mixed it with the dog food,

Boy, they sure snarfed that down! Happy doggies!

MissMarple2

Greenwood is a suburb just south of Indianapolis. Apparently Best Buy was opening for Black Friday this evening. Video at link.

The line at Best Buy in Greenwood! 😟😳 @WISH_TV pic.twitter.com/itkCHH2P1Y

— Jenny Dreasler (@JennyDreaslerTV) November 28, 2019

Trump economy, baby!

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2019/11/28/dennys-patrons-gift-new-car-to-waitress-who-walks-14-miles-to-work/

henry

Neo, that is cool that you son is restoring part of the Arizona.

BeastsEngland

Happy Thanksgiving to the JOM gang!! It will always be a special place. And to build upon Miss Marple’s praise - it has also helped me through some very rough times. Lots of big hearts and beautiful minds here... :)

Jack is Back!

The 'Boys started off with a TD and since then it is punt, punt, IT, fumble but still 7-7 v. the Bills.

MissMarple2

Part of the Plains will receive 1-2 feet of snow this weekend as a robust storm spins over the region: https://t.co/FExXTLy6f7 pic.twitter.com/bsCNbVGJu4

— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) November 28, 2019

Map and article at links. I personally would call this a little bit more than a "robust" storm!

MissMarple2

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/11/27/trumpukraine-impeachment-fiasco-theres-more-bad-news-for-democrats-coming-out-of-wisconsin-n2557201

Buford Gooch

Hello all. Happy Thanksgiving. We just finished our third (of four) Thanksgiving dinner. I will be fasting every Monday for months.

Jack Lillywhite

Best comment at the 5:03 on old glory flying in Hong Kong:

“More American flags flying in Hong Kong than the last Democrat convention”. LOLGF

henry

LOL Miss M. Not just Wisconsin, but Racine County.

MissMarple2

Democrat sister to my niece:

"What is a meme?"

I am telling you, she gets NO news other than the leftist stuff like MSNBC.

matt - deplore me if you must

Hi All! Happy Thanksgiving! God bless you all!

Went over yesterday to see a friend who has 30 homeless women living with he and his wife (Catholic Worker if you know it). Ended up helping feed 60-70 homeless from the back gate. They were so very grateful. A very nice turkey dinner.

A lot of well meaning people go out on the streets to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving Day, but there are 364 other days in the year My friend chose this life 30 years ago. We get into all sorts of interesting discussions. He's pretty hard core; knows all the angles and is pretty tough in his thinking. A cot and 3 meals for most of them.

He's one of my sources to know what is really happening on the street.

I seem to find myself in the right place at the right/wrong time pretty often.

About to sit down for our own family dinner. Will report back after the coma.

MissMarple2

Shot & chaser pic.twitter.com/sSKG0hFYXv

— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) November 28, 2019

Link goes to screen cap wherein we see Newsweek reporting the President spent all day golfing and tweeting while we see him in Afghanistan with the troops.

That there is some high quality journalism.

MissMarple2

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-thanksgiving-plans-maralago-1474518

The story and headline was updated at 6L37 PM to add the visit to Afghanistan. The original tweet is still up WITHOUT the visit.

MissMarple2

Stephanie Grisham
@PressSec

Hi @Newsweek
- we’re actually on our way back from Afghanistan right now. @realDonaldTrump
served Thanksgiving dinner to members of the military & thanked them for their incredible service to our country. Standing by for you to delete this completely false tweet.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Dem Party moral values on display, freeing accused criminals for "non-violent" crimes

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/27/new-york-city-to-free-125k-accused-criminals-give-taxpayer-funded-housing-job-training/

New York City to Free 125K Accused Criminals, Give Taxpayer-Funded Housing, Job Training

The list of crimes for which suspects will be freed from prison before trial includes:

Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child
Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child
Promoting a sexual performance by a child
Failure to register as a sex offender

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope it was an enjoyable time with friends and family.

We had it without the son and DIL, Grace and Paige again this year (last year Paige was still in NICU after her early arrival) but this year, Paige was back in the hospital with RSV. She was released yesterday, but they are laying low and keeping her out of crowds. We had almost 50 at my brother's house.

Jack Lillywhite

‘Boys being embarrassed by Josh Allen and the Bills, at least so far.

23-7 in the late 3Q.

clarice

Waving to Elliott and BoE:Happy Thanksgiving.

Narciso

So it goes farther back then zinn:


https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/understanding-the-roots-of-the-war-on-history/?fbclid=IwAR3oIS60q1ueAbKni_wu7bWg7yJ9U6PkSALZeK-PUnZw52Ob84MBGJSq-1U

Jack Lillywhite

Dallas has 4th and goal from the sixth and fails to complete a swing pass and Bills take over in the 4th Q.

Boys not impressing even their fans.

Narciso

I think they are between a slattering and a nuking.

ENRDV

MT at 3:25. Congratulations to Mrs. MT on that fabulous shooting. The two of you (and any other JOM’ers) should join Caro and me in St. George next October to compete in the Huntsman World Senior Games. We did Centerfire Handgun this year, with Caro winning a gold medal in her age class, and I a bronze. And please do stop here on your way back from North Carolina. We’re in St. George all of December, except December 2-4 at Front Sight for training. Call or write if you want to talk about any of this.

MissMarple2

Narciso,

That article is important. It is one reason I intend to get Doug Wead's book on the Trump White House, since he is an historian and tries to give people facts, rather than his opinion.

I do this in small things, too. Today we were talking about the Indianapolis Interurban, which was a high-speed train which ran from Indianapolis to small cities in the surrounding counties. You can still see where the track line ran, now paved over, so that often on this side of town you will see a small street running parallel to the major street, often just 20-30 feet away.

The Interurban ran at speeds approaching 100 mph. Why did it disappear? General Motors bought it and then shut it down, in order to encourage more automobile purchases. This is not a legend, but fact. It is similar to why Kroger bought the locally-owned March supermarket chain, and then either established their stores as Kroger's or shut the grocery down entirely.

Kids around here learn nothing about stuff like this, and yet it is important.

I talk about American and world history to my younger relatives as often as I can. We cannot count on the schools to transmit the knowledge.

lurkersusie

JIB

My neighbor bought suet from here👇

https://sevensons.net/store/product/beef-suet

MissMarple2

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! pic.twitter.com/7SGZnHindW

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2019

Video at link with the President in Afghanistan with the troops.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

If you read the PL special edition Week In Pics, be sure to sample the memes in the comments.

D

Yay!
So glad to see Elliot( wonderful dialogue).
Your writing skills and those of Iggy are a wonder to behold.
Steph:
Sorry about the grandkids.
RSV is nothing to mess around with and precaution always s wise move.
Beasts, so glad to to see you and Buford Gooch!
Now we just need to hear from Caro and hubby to make my day.
MM:
Wonderful posts, very heartfelt and moving.
Lurkersusie:
Informative and interesting posts
MT:
Absolutely gorgeous pictures.Breathtaking.
Wonderful day with a truly great family.
So blessed am I to have such terrific siblings.

D

ENRDV: Sorry I missed your post before doing my own.
My day is complete.
I love Thanksgiving and ending the day on JOM is its own reward.

caro

Our JOM family is a blessing today and every day of the year.
In France, Clarice? Wherever. Smooches.
I miss Jane. And many more.
Elliott! Stunning.
Do I sound like MR? ;-) (waving)

Another Bob

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA | November 28, 2019 at 07:42 PM

(whinnnnnnnnney)

Jack is Back!

IPad help if someone can help. I don’t know how it happened but I now have two same size identical screens side by side and can’t make it just one screen. Any ideas.

Another Bob

JIB, there should be a small “handle” in the middle of the divider. Just drag it off the screen. Either direction should whorl.

Manuel Transmission

C&E, what pistola did you choose for the competition?

I think Mrs MT is going to have to stick with her SP101. She cannot reliably rack the slide in any of our auto loaders. :(

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