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  • Christmas Eve 2018 OPEN

    by coldwarrior ( 54 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at December 24th, 2018 - 10:30 am

    My kids (two of whom are still believers in S. Claus) are glued to this:

    https://www.noradsanta.org/

    For over 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey!

    And all of this because of a misprint in the local paper. Thank you Colonel Shoup!

    it dictates their bedtime. 🙂

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    54 Responses to “Christmas Eve 2018 OPEN”
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    1. coldwarrior
      1 | December 24, 2018 10:35 am

      every screen in the house has NORAD on it and I;m getting play by play where S Claus is.


    2. coldwarrior
      2 | December 24, 2018 10:37 am

      me and mrs coldwarrior are going to commandeer the TV to binge watch some Original Iron Chef.

      great show from Fuji TV
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Chef

      Kitchen Stadium!

      ALLEZ, CUISINE!!!


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | December 24, 2018 10:39 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      I’m gonna see if I can find some history/costume dramas on Netflix.

      this is a repost from downstairs because it’s too funny to miss

      ———

      The NYT has solved the mass shootings problem. One of their star reporters has spent MONTHS of his life looking for patterns and – he FOUND IT!!

      I’ve been working on this NYT project for months: Many of the deadliest mass shootings in the US were carried out by killers who used credit cards to buy high-powered weapons+ammunition that they couldn’t otherwise afford. No one was watching

      NO

      ONE

      WAS

      WATCHING

      <em<BOO!

      https://twitchy.com/brads-313037/2018/12/24/ny-times-has-a-major-breakthrough-people-buy-guns-the-same-way-they-buy-everything/


    4. coldwarrior
      4 | December 24, 2018 10:42 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      J school at its finest


    5. RIX
      5 | December 24, 2018 10:47 am

      https://achievebalance.com/think/soldierspoem.htm
      This is airways worth a read at Christmas.


    6. coldwarrior
      6 | December 24, 2018 10:54 am

      @ RIX:

      🙂


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | December 24, 2018 11:37 am

      maybe they’ll stay so grief-stricken they won’t spawn

      When the U.N. released its latest climate report in October, it warned that without “unprecedented” action, catastrophic conditions could arrive by 2040.

      For Amy Jordan, 40, of Salt Lake City, a mother of three teenage children, the report caused a “crisis.”

      “The emotional reaction of my kids was severe,” she told NBC News. “There was a lot of crying. They told me, ‘We know what’s coming, and it’s going to be really rough.’

      She struggled too, because there wasn’t much she could do for them. “I want to have hope, but the reports are showing that this isn’t going to stop, so all we can do is cope,” she said.

      The increasing visibility of climate change, combined with bleak scientific reports and rising carbon dioxide emissions, is taking a toll on mental health, especially among young people, who are increasingly losing hope for their future. Experts call it “climate grief,” depression, anxiety and mourning over climate change

      ‘experts’

      https://www.nbcnews.com/health/mental-health/climate-grief-growing-emotional-toll-climate-change-n946751

      Liberals are just miserable people

      gotta hop


    8. lobo91
      8 | December 24, 2018 12:09 pm

      Here’s an asshat we haven’t heard from in a while:

      Ex-NATO commander: Allies wondering if Trump was blackmailed to pull troops out of Syria

      A former commander of NATO said allies of the U.S. are asking whether President Trump was blackmailed by Turkey to pull U.S. military forces out of Syria.

      In a CNN segment Monday, Wesley Clark, a retired Army general and former Democratic presidential candidate, said there was no apparent strategic logic for the move that critics view as an abdication to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

      “You have to ask why was the decision made?” Clarke said on Christmas Eve. “People around the world are asking this and some of our friends and allies in the Middle East are asking, did Erdogan blackmail the president? Was there a payoff or something? Why would a guy make a decision like this? Because all the recommendations were against it. And it looked like all the facts were against it, too.”

      “We’re not quite finished with we’re not taking a lot of casualties over there,” he added. “The Kurds have been reliable allies. Why do this right now?”


    9. AZfederalist
      9 | December 24, 2018 12:29 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      I’m gonna see if I can find some history/costume dramas on Netflix.

      this is a repost from downstairs because it’s too funny to miss

      ———

      The NYT has solved the mass shootings problem. One of their star reporters has spent MONTHS of his life looking for patterns and – he FOUND IT!!

      I’ve been working on this NYT project for months: Many of the deadliest mass shootings in the US were carried out by killers who used credit cards to buy high-powered weapons+ammunition that they couldn’t otherwise afford. No one was watching

      My favorite comments from the thread on Twitchy:

      Is there a Capital One Class III Weapons and Other Munitions Card?
      5

      Wrench_Lurker Paulie Walnuts ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ • 2 hours ago
      Maybe it could be marketed as the Capital One Lead Card. “What’s in your bunker?”


    10. 10 | December 24, 2018 2:23 pm

      Damn it… I’m sooo sick today…. My brother’s dogs are accusing me of cultural appropriation…


    11. eaglesoars
      11 | December 24, 2018 3:10 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Oh, poor thing. Did you get your flu shot?

      Will someone please explain the stock market to me? I understand the Mnuchin call didn’t help (and I don’t understand why he thought he had to do that either). I just don’t see the reason(s) for the consistent drop.

      help


    12. eaglesoars
      12 | December 24, 2018 3:22 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      My favorite comments from the thread on Twitchy:

      You know, there’s some Karma Is A Bitch payback in this.

      Remember when banks like Bank of America pulled their credit cards from stores that sold guns or the wrong kinds of guns?

      Yeah, now their asses are about to get boycotted for being used to buy guns, ammo, and anything else the SJW/Progs decide they don’t like.

      They opened that Pandora’s box. Should be fun.

      wonder what happens to the cryptos


    13. RIX
      13 | December 24, 2018 3:37 pm

      https://achievebalance.com/think/soldierspoem.htm
      @ GP
      Cops move in to break up flash mob dance at the mall, but wait!


    14. RIX
      14 | December 24, 2018 4:16 pm

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTH5HgTbmi4
      you have never seen Bob Corker &. Reverand Lovejoy together, right?


    15. 15 | December 24, 2018 5:20 pm

      Merry Christmas to Blogmockers everywhere!
      Eat, Drink (and if you’re trans) be Mary.

      https://bunkstrutts.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/Christmas-Eve.jpg


    16. Possum
      16 | December 24, 2018 5:51 pm

      @ Bunk X:
      Bunk X wrote:

      Merry Christmas to Blogmockers everywhere!
      Eat, Drink (and if you’re trans) be Mary.

      https://bunkstrutts.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/Christmas-Eve.jpg

      And Bonk… You are smart, you are clever, and please do not reveal what the Possum is having for Christmas dinner before Possum does.

      Yep It is a Cornish hen thing, it is 14 ounces. The dinner guests are my two cats, and I already have my sister and an ex long time partner on the hook.

      Facebook is great for LOLs


    17. coldwarrior
      17 | December 24, 2018 5:56 pm

      @ Possum:
      A properly done game hen is a culinary delight.


    18. Possum
      18 | December 24, 2018 6:01 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ Possum:
      A properly done game hen is a culinary delight.

      And one done Possum style is going to be really funny tomorrow.

      Christmas dinner is going to be fun. Cats will NOT eat human food.

      Going to have to seriously fake the video.


    19. 19 | December 24, 2018 6:04 pm

      @ Possum:
      Mum’s the word. I won’t talk about what you eat as long as you stay away from my daughters.

      Meanwhile, Bunkessa told me she signed up her uncle for Dip Of The Month Club for a Christmas present.

      I guess that means that on the first of every month some new goober is going to show up at his door. “Hiya! Here I am! Where’s your refrigerator? Can I use your phone? I need to borrow your car for a few days. Can we watch ‘The Brady Bunch?’ etc.


    20. Possum
      20 | December 24, 2018 6:09 pm

      @ Bunk X:

      Mum’s the word. I won’t talk about what you eat as long as you stay away from my daughters.

      Already have that arrangement in Texas.

      🙂


    21. 21 | December 24, 2018 6:10 pm

      Guess I better bite the bullet and start my Christmas shopping. What should I get the Missus?


    22. Possum
      22 | December 24, 2018 6:17 pm

      Oh if anyone here on Blogmog, Facebook or Dod has not realized this yet. Internet is for fun.

      Real life is not always fun, but sometime it is. If you see this you know who you are buddy.

      And the chicken is done!


    23. coldwarrior
      23 | December 24, 2018 6:29 pm

      just plated some marvelous Kiwi lamb done on the grill.

      Thanks Aussie!

      holy smokes, is that great stuff.


    24. coldwarrior
      24 | December 24, 2018 6:29 pm

      Bunk X wrote:

      Guess I better bite the bullet and start my Christmas shopping. What should I get the Missus?

      a gift card at this point!

      🙂


    25. coldwarrior
      25 | December 24, 2018 6:30 pm

      @ Bunk X:

      two drink minimum folks! tip your waitress!


    26. coldwarrior
      26 | December 24, 2018 6:31 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Internet is for fun.

      and spending money


    27. 27 | December 24, 2018 6:36 pm

      @ Possum:
      Lemme know if you want the Missus’ Yorkshire pudding recipe… again.


    28. 28 | December 24, 2018 6:38 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      a gift card at this point!

      That’s called a Visa Card. She’s already got one.
      Garden store is still open for another hour or so, and we need a new rake.


    29. 29 | December 24, 2018 6:41 pm

      @ Bunk X:
      Maybe he gets 12 flavors of Skoal…


    30. Possum
      30 | December 24, 2018 6:55 pm

      Gift card….. Well I has a story.

      I have a very close friend who is going away to college in January.

      Initial instinct was to get my friend gift cards for grocery stores and gas stations etc. Cards to keep my friend alive.

      Then I discovered my friend had a “friend” and the focus shifted. Got my friend gift cards to resturaunts, fast food places etc.

      Trying to ensure my friend got to have a meal and a face to face at least once a week with her “friend”

      Giving gift cards are OK if there is a plan…. LOL In March I know my friend is going to be broke and hungry and yelling at me on the phone saying “I CAN’T EAT A AMC MOVIE TICKET!!!!!”

      I exaggerate… Walmart gift cards are an easy option.

      Specifically targeted gift cards show you care.


    31. AZfederalist
      31 | December 24, 2018 6:56 pm

      Bunk X wrote:

      Garden store is still open for another hour or so, and we need a new rake.

      Ah, a fan of Walter E Williams I see.


    32. coldwarrior
      32 | December 24, 2018 6:57 pm

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ Bunk X:
      Maybe he gets 12 flavors of Skoal…

      on the first day of christmas my true love gave to me, a roll of skoal long cut!


    33. 33 | December 24, 2018 7:01 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      They opened that Pandora’s box. Should be fun.

      Social Justice Warrior virtue signaling is like setting a fire in a fireworks factory. Its not just a bad idea, its a guaranteed way of losing control and burning everything to the ground.


    34. 34 | December 24, 2018 7:14 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Ah, a fan of Walter E Williams I see.

      Heh. I forgot about that. He got his wife a snow shovel with an extended handle because she had a bad back. Very thoughtful and practical gift.

      We don’t get snow, don’t have leaves to rake. Maybe I’ll splurge and get her a mulcher instead.

      I want one of these:
      https://youtu.be/CgztUzqaL3E


    35. coldwarrior
      35 | December 24, 2018 7:24 pm

      @ Bunk X:
      an air compressor is always nice.


    36. 36 | December 24, 2018 7:31 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Now I’m torn between a power mulcher, an air compressor and a kerosene generator for when the power goes out and she can’t use the hedge trimmer.


    37. Possum
      37 | December 24, 2018 7:37 pm

      I just need a hug.


    38. coldwarrior
      38 | December 24, 2018 7:39 pm

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      Now I’m torn between a power mulcher, an air compressor and a kerosene generator for when the power goes out and she can’t use the hedge trimmer.

      it a rough decision, i’d go with the generator, then the compressor for mothers day, then the mulcher for a later gift.


    39. 39 | December 24, 2018 7:44 pm

      @ Possum:
      Walmart has them.


    40. Possum
      40 | December 24, 2018 7:44 pm

      I am really fortunate I am all alone.

      No need to depend on other people. No requirement to give gifts.


    41. coldwarrior
      42 | December 24, 2018 7:46 pm

      my girls are tracking S Claus…he is in the south atlantic…getting every closer…

      they are readying for bed.


    42. 43 | December 24, 2018 7:46 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Clever idea. First the generator, follow up with accessories. Power washer for Valentine’s Day.


    43. 44 | December 24, 2018 7:48 pm

      Guests just showed up, so I’m off to the garden store.


    44. Possum
      45 | December 24, 2018 7:48 pm

      Some days I am really fired up. Aggressive, going for it, inspired and enjoying life.

      Other days are fuck this, I just want to die.


    45. 46 | December 24, 2018 7:55 pm

      @ Possum:
      No you don’t.

      Nil Stooge is gone.
      Iron Fist is gone.
      Macker is gone.
      Others are gone.

      You just need half a beer.


    46. 47 | December 24, 2018 8:11 pm

      Bunk X wrote:

      You just need half a beer.

      Possums drink beer? What next, Clams have legs?


    47. Possum
      48 | December 24, 2018 8:19 pm

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ Possum:
      No you don’t.

      Nil Stooge is gone.
      Iron Fist is gone.
      Macker is gone.
      Others are gone.

      You just need half a beer.

      In real life here in Houston I have never been more inspired and more fighting for what I think I need fighting for.

      The trouble is, someone will not let me out of my cage so I can fight for what I really want.

      But life is good…

      I exchanged my bacon for a sausage…


    48. Possum
      49 | December 24, 2018 8:22 pm

      @ Possum:
      LOL um I exchanged my sausage for bacon.


    49. Possum
      50 | December 24, 2018 8:35 pm

      This growing hair and finger nails shit is pissing me off.
      I need to go to a medical place that knows what the fuck they are doing

      My guess is stage four cancer and adrenal glands involved and producing excess androgen.

      LOL, this is not funny. I am becoming seriously hairy!


    50. coldwarrior
      51 | December 24, 2018 10:22 pm

      …trauma shears and wrapping paper…

      😆


    51. Deplorable Bumr50
      52 | December 24, 2018 11:48 pm

      Merry Christmas, everyone!


    52. AZfederalist
      53 | December 25, 2018 12:25 am

      @ Bunk X:

      Get you one of these, the detonation is remote, so you don’t get sprayed with dirt [as much]:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWTV1ai44_k&frags=pl%2Cwn

      I’ve used one, it’s awesome!


    53. AZfederalist
      54 | December 25, 2018 12:26 am

      Merry Christmas all!


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