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December 25, 2020



I thought the COMMIES had cancelled Christmas.


Just made the salsa verde to have tacos later.

Not sure when we are watching wonder woman 1984.

First christmas day we have not had movie tickets in more than a decade.

Put in two bottles of champagne to chill this morning. The kids gave me cocktails in a mason jar from a place called Jar Jar Drinks. Yesterday we had their most excellent sangria in what used to be my mil's lovely holly ribbons wine glasses. Apparently the pattern has now been discontinued and I could get a nice riedel glass for what Replacements quotes now.

Best be careful.

Thomas Collins



Merry Christmas Tom Maguire and thanks for another year of fun here.


I missed the first one, along with spiderman homecoming and the hitman's bodyguard, back in 2017, I didn't miss a whole lot apparently,


https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2020/12/25/downtown-nashville-explosion-christmas/4044635001/ says they now believe the explosion was intentional and 3 people were injured.


Momto2, that quilt pic from last night was beautiful. My late mother was a big time quilter and I believe I have her best effort ever hanging on my wall in our family room. The material in your quilt makes for a quite poignant story. Thanks for sharing it.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


Merry Christmas TM, and many many thanks!


That quilt is such a special gift. The quilt and its maker are treasures, Momto2.


Merry Christmas, JOM family!


Merry Christmas to all! I woke at 4:00 but it was chilly so went back to bed.

Fox had aerial footage from a helicopter from that explosion site. Don't know if this will show up or not.

WATCH: Fox News is showing live helicopter footage of the aftermath of a shocking Christmas Day explosion in Nashville which has been described as an “intentional act” #nashvilleexplosion pic.twitter.com/QoDxbdr8hS

— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) December 25, 2020

I don't know if this will pick up live vieo or not, but if it doesn't show up at the link, that's why.


Donald J. Trump


Merry Christmas to you all.

Narc: Yes its 36 up here.

55 in NYC. So it's warmer here than in Florida?

Of course it's been raining for the last 18 hours, which washed away any remnant of snow, and it will drop down to the 20s tonight.


Thread with several videos from different sources and angles of the Nashville Exposion site:



New York Post
NYPD cop saved by bulletproof vest released from Brooklyn hospital https://trib.al/NOXwzMW


Merry Christmas to all!


Merry Christmas!

Just saw your quilt, Momto2, and its beauty and the thought behind the quilting work brought tears to my eyes. Simply lovely!


Merry Christmas to All


It was 47° at 8AM then 39° at 9AM


Books received as gifts from my son:

Me: Trump and Churchill by Nick Adams

Daughter: Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself by Jill Biden
That right there shows you the divergence of opinion in this household! We did both get a good laugh out of it!


More TN bombing


The explosion in Nashville was preceded by a woman's voice telling people the "area needed to be evacuated now". Vid at link of voice warning.

And this.


Merry Christmas lovely Miss M.

Jim Eagle

Lamb and the gratin are in the oven. ETA around 1330hrs.

Still colder than a "well-diggers ass".


Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to all JOMers.


RG has an interesting speculative thread (31 tweets) on Twitter this morning:



Actually, it's afternoon isn't it? This is what happens when you sleep late!

It's still cold here, I think in the low 20'a. We have a dusting of snow on the ground.

I am going to get moving and pick up the tissue and wrapping paper scraps, with which Miss Kitty has had a swell time.


Buckeyette just arrived. She recently got a black kitten named Louie.

Louie is 3 pounds. Poogan, our black Labradoodle is around 90 pounds.

Cat is quick as lightning, and has figured out the good hiding spots where Poogan can’t mess with him:)

This is their second meetup.


Merry Christmas friends.

Growing up we always had turkey for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. That changed when my wife and I started gathering at her parents for the holidays. My mil always cooked a prime rib for Christmas and I do love Prime Rib but it didn't feel like the Christmas I knew. And I never once complained or mentioned it to my wife, until a few days ago since we're not gathering at her parents anymore. So when my wife mentioned a prime rib for Christmas I said Honey, you know it's written in stone that Christmas should be celebrated with turkey. She asked how so? So I started singing, Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe, help to make the season bright." Turkey it is!

I watched this 2 hour interview with Patrick Byrne and I'm absolutely stunned if his claims are true. And I believe him.







"Ham what am" here in the Midwest, although that has changed with the advent of veganism in this household. I satisfy my longing with cold cuts from Kroger.

I haven't watch that interview, although I posted one he did with Dr. Jerome Corsi yesterday. I think I will put it on while tidying up around here.

Captain Hate

Merry Christmas to all but particularly to Momto2 for what a wonderful friend gave her as a lovely reminder of her husband. And probably some comforting memories for Darby.


Kev reminds me how much I owe to the individuals who dare to contribute to JOM. Here ideas get reviewed, tested, collected, and stretched ... and I am the better for it. ... Thank you!

Merry Christmas Day!

Manuel Transmission

Merry Christmas from the Front Range. We saw a clear window in the WX so blew off the rock about 10 yesterday morning and after a fuel stop at the Boeing plant made it to Denver about 4:00 MST so about 5 hrs door to door. Just in time for a GG/tonic and a ham dinner at the kids.

Special treat along with everything else, we got to see the conjunction for an hour, or so. The big guys had separated to maybe 0.25 deg, or about half the moon diameter.



What a Beautiful gift. I must admit, I teared up a bit.

Kids should be arriving soon, have a great day all.

Captain Hate

Is anyone, besides maryrose I'm sure, getting pounded by snow today. We've had at least 2 feet and it's still coming. Fortunately even though there's lots of it it's fairly light and fluffy, which I know from having shoveled it twice although there's currently scant evidence of that. Plus early this morning I helped push a neighbor out of a drift so she could get to work at the Cleveland Clinic.

Although I consider RG a delusional loon, at least his bizarre tweets are a break from the unrelenting disinformation from the enemedia, the latter of which has given me a terrible case of insomnia for three days.


Captain Hate,

TWO FEET? Wow! The cold is what's hitting us here. However, my son says a warm-up starts tomorrow. (He's still a weather watcher due to his long experience in the landscaping/snow removal business.)


Franklin Graham
I would like to ask you to especially pray for our nation & our president this weekend. Pray that God’s hand would be on President @realDonaldTrump, & that He would give him wisdom in the coming days; & pray that God would spare our nation from the evil that is before us.


From Attkisson's link:

"Moderna studies found effectiveness (reduced risk) of confirmed coronavirus for at least 14 days after the second dose (as of December 17).

"CDC notes that "observed outcome of vaccine efficacy at two months does not directly inform vaccine efficacy for any duration longer than two months."

"Pfizer studies found effectiveness for two months."

Makes me wonder about efficacy ... if the vaccines really weaken or taper off their effectiveness after that time. So, would this mean people have to take it every two months for the rest of their lives?


“There’s a song in the air!
There’s a star in the sky!
There’s a mother’s deep prayer,
And a baby’s low cry!
And the star rains its fire
While the beautiful sing,
For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King.”

Merry Christmas JOM


What a splendor...!

The musical genesis of Western culture in five minutes.pic.twitter.com/arLHZuOZPq

— Nicholas Clamorgan 🇺🇸 (@Nick_Clamorgan) December 25, 2020

I think he meant "genius". Flash mob of "Ode to Joy", somewhere French-speaking by looks of the signs.

Buford Gooch

Merry Christmas from a long time lurker, with a few scattered comments.


Welcome, Buford


Merry Christmas. 32 here in sunny Northern VA, with snow showers early. No snow left.


My earlier about the buskers and few people wearing masks. Turns they were in Dublin, Ireland.


If it turns out that this virus has been engineered to survive several cycles of vaccinations, China deserves a good nuking.



A good piece even with the utterly quotidian jab at Drumpf.

Buford Gooch

Buckeye, China deserves a good nuking anyway.


Glad you made it to your family, MT


Your comment is still quite true without the prefatory stuff prior to the comma, Buckeye...

matt - deplore me if you must

Remote Mass.

Kids inbound @ 2:30 or so. Standing rib roast ready to go. Veggies prepped, cheesecake made. Let the festivities begin!

Merry Christmas!



Brit Hume shared this tweet of Maggie Haberman, re Fauci now saying (admitting) he's been 'moving the goalposts'.

You wouldn't believe the first comment.


Merry Christmas all!!!

The pic of the quilt fogged my glasses. What a fantastic gift.

The lake effect snow is blowing in just North and East of me. The sun is shining bright here, but I can see ugly black skies close by. Those areas are getting hit, but not as bad as Captain and maryrose.

Les Nessman

CH, not two feet here, but a good 5-7" last night.

Merry Christmas to all JOMers

James D.

Christmas aftermath. Danny thoroughly enjoyed tearing up the wrapping paper (and eating the tape).

Jim Eagle

No snow but it is finally warming up to about 50F. Wind out of the west not the NE. Some guys are wearning shorts playing golf but today, no carts, all walkers.

Mrs. JiB and Frederick gave me a thumbs up on the Lamb which makes my day.


Oh, JamesD, what a cute picture!



Donald J. Trump
Made many calls and had meetings at Trump International in Palm Beach, Florida. Why would politicians not want to give people $2000, rather than only $600? It wasn’t their fault, it was China. Give our people the money!


Never Again! Get this year over with!

Kathryn Anne

Captain Hate and all fellow JOMers:
Merry Christmas to all and to our host Tom Maguire.
We are buried in snow with snow up to my knees when I went out to clean off the car. Two feet of snow with temperature at 19 this morning. The snow started as I left Mass yesterday at 5:00 pm and hasn’t let up.
We are warm and. Oozy and full after Honeybaked ham slices, turkey and meatloaf with mashed potatoes and a tossed salad. Christmas cookies for dessert with Russell Stover chocolates.
Very stress free Christmas.
I teared up when I saw that picture of your beautiful quilt.
What an endearing gift. I wish I lived closer to you as in real life, I am sure we would be close friends just like on this blog.
You all have such wonderful qualities which I am grateful for each day.
So great to hear from Caro and Endv and Tonti as well as so many others.
Ccgirl: Life always has a way of surprising you and family will come through in the end.
May the New Year bring multiple blessings and remind us that as free individuals we are in charge of our destiny.


On my 3:09 re the 'first comment' -- I was on my phone then checking emails, plus, it was the first comment to Brit Hume not Haberman and was posted by Jeff Dobbs. I know everyone or most everyone on jom thinks hit is wonderful, and he was, plus he was witty, but he's always surprised me about his continued contempt for President Trump; seemingly never giving an inch as far as what good the President has done.


Donald J. Trump
The greatest of all time. Fake News!
Breitbart News

The elitist snobs in the fashion press have kept the most elegant First Lady in American history off the covers of their magazines for 4 consecutive years.

Breitbart article has lots of pictures of the First Lady in a dynamite outfit.
And may I say, it has aggravated me to no end that she has never had a magazine cover while we were overwhelmed by the hideous Michelle Obama outfits. Also, Laura Bush should have had a fashion consultant to tell her that short, busty women shouldn't wear round necklines as it makes them look dumpy.
(end of Miss Marple's rant.)


Donald J. Trump
Going now to make a short speech to service members from all over the world. It is a celebration of Christmas. Video Conference - Fake News not invited!

Kathryn Anne

I hope you had a good Christmas and I found Iggy’s summation of our current situation enlightening.
I will always regard Hit fondly though we disagree politically.
I have made a New Year’s resolution to devote less time to politics.
This past month and a half have truly disillusioned me.
It truly was unfair and lawless with fraud and lies and dishonesty.
I won’t let it interfere in my relationships with friends or related family members.


Retweeted by the President.

I am very glad Dinesh posted it on Rumble, because I looked for it quite a while last night and couldn't find it. I have no memory of a president making such a straightforward message about the significance of Christmas and Christ's birth. It's only a little under 3 minutes - please watch it.

The President and First Lady have released a Christmas message that all of America needs to see: https://t.co/Jb6swz7A6Q

— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 25, 2020

From Chicagoboyz:

"...Recently the governor of Wisconsin, “one term” Tony Evers opened up an Alternate Care Facility outside of Milwaukee, at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. I have been watching the patient count there – you can too, right here. From Saturday to Sunday, there was an insane increase of 20% (!!!) of patients. While this sounds menacing, we went from five to six in reality (see, I can do covid pOrn just as good as the media). Since then we have had a FIFTY percent reduction in patients at that facility, from six down to three..."


Link for my 3:56


Donald J. Trump
Thank you!

D͎a͎v͎i͎d͎ K͎y͎a͎l͎o͎ M͎u͎s͎y͎o͎k͎a͎ |
· 1h
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
This Man @realDonaldTrump has the courage of a lion, the vision of a giraffe and the stamina & endurance of a zebra! He left his comfort to fight for Americans!

Merry Christmas Mr. President! To you and your Family! Say hi to @FLOTUS Amazing First Lady with a heart of gold!

Mr. Musyoka is from Kenya. --MM


I will try again. The link to my 3:56:



Merry Christmas, all! That quilt, Mom2two--what a dear thing. I hope it brings you some lasting comfort.

Narc, have you tried Greene's Monsignor Quixote? Short, funny, very funny, very Christian--rather that the tortured Christian theme you find elsewhere in his work.

God bless us, every one!


S3 Global Consulting
Good breaking news story by @CBS_Herridge
on #nashvilleexplosion When the load vehicle is recovered, it will be quick work to recover critical info off axles, frame & engine. This will allow the vehicle to be traced via the VIN. Critical in the 1993 WTC bombing & Oklahoma City.

#Nashville UPDATE @CBS_Herridge reports on significance FBI's early involvement in investigating Nashville explosion, citing former FBI + ATF official who says it’s an indication bureau "has information about the likely target" or those involved @CBSNLive pic.twitter.com/OY9bcCVMVt

— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) December 25, 2020

Video at the link.


I understand, maryrose, of course that is a choice one must make -- to leave politics totally out of a relationship. I am trying to live this very thing right now. However, if the relationship is superficial, then one can make judgments.

To watch people you once admired approve of the basest of behaviors, even applaud them, as in approving of giant, powerful institutions using lies, subterfuge, and cheating to destroy a man, then I think there is something wrong with approving, even applauding, joking, and supporting that behavior. My goodness, think of the power of the government. Those snakes have been free to work every scheme they could dream up to hurt weaker people, bankrupt them. They're (Weissman) even planning on going after Trump, General Flynn, and poor sick Manafort again, even Roger Stone. When people who have sworn oaths to uphold truth, our Constitution, and even the American way of holding elections, and you enjoy seeing all of that power used to, again I will use the word destroy, to ruin someone who was legally elected (and I'm talking about 2016) then I think there's something wrong with that person's character. It is worrisome.

Today is a day for rejoicing, for peace, and for family, and I'm sorry I brought it up, didn't mean to start something serious. But, applauding or enjoying the destruction of Donald Trump is, as the old cliche goes -- a bridge too far for me.


The Moshiach is no mere “Son of David:

The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

Psalm 110



How interesting that I happened upon this letter by Vassar Bushmills going over what is being risked by letting Biden shove his way ito the White House:



Going to watch "A Christmas Story" with my daughter. Back later.


Is a blog comment good enough to copyright “Biden Administration in Exile”.

Let’s hope so.


If you want to see a vision of the future, go watch “The Madness of King George”.





“Goodness Gracious”

What I say to my Jazzy when she jumps up on the bed in the morning with a toy in her mouth and flops across my body. And I have a silly grin on my face...🥲

Jim Eagle

Snowing in No’lens. Well Fox wants you to think that. Good game.


NORTH POLE—After a transformative moment reading R.C. Sproul’s What Is Reformed Theology? for the first time earlier this week, legendary Christmas icon Santa Claus reportedly converted to a full-on, five-point Calvinist, and almost immediately moved every single person on the planet to the naughty list, sources confirmed Friday.



If Calvinist Santa delivers all that coal, Xiden and Kerry aren’t gonna be happy.

Jim Eagle


In satitre there is always a kernel of truth buried there. So, your 6:42 is not surprising at all.


XIDEN and CARRIE are going to need that COAL to run their electric cars.


Xiden and Mr One Horse Pony Soldier ought to get lignite, the most harmful coal to human health.




Retweeted by the President:

Mark R. Levin
Dec 24
Merry Christmas to President Trump, the First Lady, and the Trump family! God bless you! And thank you for fighting for our country! We Levinites stand with you!
(Feel free to leave your holiday message to the Trumps below!)


Donald J. Trump
But we already know enough, and we won big!

Dan Bongino

· Dec 24
This is the right call http://ow.ly/q43b50CU3lT



GenX: “Put in the key and turn it clockwise.”

Zoomer: “?”

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--“Goodness Gracious”

What I say to my Jazzy when she jumps up on the bed in the morning with a toy in her mouth and flops across my body. And I have a silly grin on my face...--

Just to clarify....Jazzy is your dog or your wife?


Jon Erlichman

Things that didn't exist on Christmas 20 years ago:

Netflix streaming
Google Maps
Amazon Prime

12:22 PM · Dec 25, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Jim Eagle

Watching the National Dog Show and so far there are more dogs I have never heard of then the ones I know:)



Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Merry Christmas!


Flying Horse Alert!! Break Out the Patio Umbrellas, Stat!

Travis Akers
On Thursday, it was revealed white supremacists were developing plans to target U.S. power grids and key infrastructure.

Authorities have not publicly linked Christmas morning’s terrorist attack in Nashville to this plot, but that would certainly be feasible.

Travis Akers @travisakers
In a search warrant affidavit that was mistakenly unsealed, it was revealed by the FBI that white supremacists were planning to attack the nation's power grid if Donald Trump lost re-election.



The Daily Beast: White Supremacists Discussed Shooting Up Power Grids, Forming ‘Fascist Society’: FBI

[The "reasoning" behind this leap of logic.]


It wasn't an RV, and it was probably something to do with SolarWind:

Replying to @re5iGam
IT WASNT THE RV!! #NashvilleExplosion #NashvilleBombing - 🚨I transposed the images and aligned them to prove that it was opposite!


Someone effed up.





Isnt nashville a red city in a red state, although the governor is decidely blanc mange.


The rest of last nights story



Remember how we were guessing what flag the scytl server was flying over (its not a new notion, the horde was pondering it)

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