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  • Merry Christmas, Blogmockers! 2018

    by coldwarrior ( 67 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at December 25th, 2018 - 12:01 am

    Merry Christmas, Blogmockers!

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    67 Responses to “Merry Christmas, Blogmockers! 2018”
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    1. AZfederalist
      1 | December 25, 2018 1:14 am

      Merry Christmas to all! … and thanks to CW for keeping this place open.


    2. Bordm
      3 | December 25, 2018 2:36 am

      Merry Christmas y’all…… and ditto AZfederalist’s comment to CW….


    3. momcat
      4 | December 25, 2018 6:09 am

      Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a blessed day ,


    4. coldwarrior
      5 | December 25, 2018 6:53 am

      …they get up soooo early.


    5. rain of lead
      6 | December 25, 2018 7:50 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      ya know, the girl never did that. we always had to wake her sleepy little ass up and go ” hey, santa came come look at your stuff”


    6. 7 | December 25, 2018 8:13 am

      Merry Christmas everyone.


    7. coldwarrior
      8 | December 25, 2018 9:56 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      ya know, the girl never did that. we always had to wake her sleepy little ass up and go ” hey, santa came come look at your stuff”

      0500.


    8. eaglesoars
      9 | December 25, 2018 10:08 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      oh, man, is the sun even up yet?

      Merry Christmas from eagle and the Heathen Beagles!


    9. eaglesoars
      10 | December 25, 2018 10:25 am

      Is it POSSIBLE someone is getting a clue?

      Reagan airport is playing A Christmas Story on their TVs (with sound) instead of CNN. All is good. Merry Christmas!

      https://twitter.com/AsheSchow/status/1077583446443245568


    10. lobo91
      11 | December 25, 2018 10:38 am

      Merry Christmas, everyone!


    11. 12 | December 25, 2018 11:13 am

      Well, things are looking up-ish here at ye olde Rock Star Homestead. The inclement weather of my California childhood has returned. As is fitting for a proper Southern California Christmas Morning…. It’s rainy, cold, and gloomy. Though I am out in the countryside (12 miles past BFE) it does my heart good to know, that all around me, parents are kicking their little terrorists outside to play with their new implements of destruction, and the countryside is filled with the wails and groans of monsters everywhere begging to come back in the house because its cold and wet outside.

      Somewhere, not far away is some lucky parent, freed from the oppressive shackles of giggles squeals and hugs, and finally able to give the Eggnog the attention it so rightfully deserves. Somewhere, close, oh so very close I know there is a proud father who has locked his garage door and is savoring a delightful Cuban cigar and a shot or 2 of some very finely aged whisky.


    12. eaglesoars
      13 | December 25, 2018 11:37 am

      CHRISTMAS NIGHT, 1776: HOW DID THEY CROSS?

      When the two columns of the Continental Army slammed into Trenton at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 26, surrounding and capturing most of the Hessian garrison, new life was breathed into a faltering revolution. But how did they get there?

      https://allthingsliberty.com/2018/12/christmas-night-1776-how-did-they-cross/

      Will cross a frozen river. In the dead of night. On Christmas. To kill you. In your sleep. Americans.

      https://me.me/i/americans-willing-to-cross-a-frozen-river-to-kill-you-19820597


    13. yenta-fada
      14 | December 25, 2018 1:03 pm

      A very Merry Christmas to all the mockers, with a special thanks to Cold Warrior for keeping the fireplace blazing and the beverage of choice on hand for thirsty wanderers.

      For a bluesy non-traditional take on Christmas related songs, here’s a background of some Elvis.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKt4s08X6CE


    14. coldwarrior
      15 | December 25, 2018 1:55 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      Somewhere, close, oh so very close I know there is a proud father who has locked his garage door and is savoring a delightful Cuban cigar and a shot or 2 of some very finely aged whisky.

      a san latona oval and a 1942 don julio.


    15. coldwarrior
      16 | December 25, 2018 1:57 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      one day i will make this place more presentable!

      i have to keep it going, yinz guys are my go-to peeps.

      Merry Christmas, Yinz!


    16. coldwarrior
      17 | December 25, 2018 1:58 pm

      The MCG Boxing Day Test is always an eagerly anticipated occasion, but this year it feels like there is an added edge. The series is poised at 1-1; the stump mics have been turned up; Australia are finding their voice again; Virat Kohli isn’t taking a backward step and there is grass on a Melbourne pitch. It has the makings of a Christmas cracker.

      first ball is in about 4 hours! i cant wait!


    17. coldwarrior
      18 | December 25, 2018 2:05 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      the pitch at MCG was marked as poor last year for the Ashes.

      on more poor mark and the MCG is out for international test matches for 5 years.

      the is like taking madison square garden out of the concert loop.

      the pitches were dead last year, killing the spin and speed on the ball when bowled. they are drop in and arent part of the normal ground.

      it will be interesting to see if one of the greatest (Lords being the other one) cricket grounds can save their bacon for the boxing day match versus india


    18. 19 | December 25, 2018 4:36 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      A friend of Bunkessa’s said you Southern Folk got hail last night, too. They went caroling with hardhats and shoulder pads.

      We’ve got cool temps, blue sky with fluffy clouds that are moving in the wrong direction (south). No rain, but had some big winds last night.

      Merry Christmas to all.


    19. 20 | December 25, 2018 6:23 pm

      I had a totally white Christmas…. Diner…. Turkey, Ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, string beans, mixed veggies, King Hawaiian Rolls.

      Pies in the oven… But somebody else has to take them out. Blackberry, Cherry, Dutch Apple and Pumpkin. I feel a profound need to power nap…

      Hope everyone is having a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

      coldwarrior, please give the princesses hugs from me and wish them Merry Christmas…


    20. 21 | December 25, 2018 6:29 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      Somewhere, close, oh so very close I know there is a proud father who has locked his garage door and is savoring a delightful Cuban cigar and a shot or 2 of some very finely aged whisky.

      a san latona oval and a 1942 don julio.

      Perfectly acceptable, as it is the spirit that counts.


    21. eaglesoars
      22 | December 25, 2018 11:05 pm

      Well, this is good news. It looks like Israel is on the move. started maybe 8 hrs ago – took out a weapons storage area in Damascus AND managed to vaporize 4 Hezbollah honchos who were supposed to head off to Iran for a tete a tete. I don’t think they’re still bombing. They’re saying it was in response to a missile launched from Syria but those Hezbollah guys were ON THE PLANE when the Israelis took them out. That’s some nice shooting considering it wasn’t ‘planned’.


    22. AZfederalist
      23 | December 26, 2018 12:00 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      took out a weapons storage area in Damascus AND managed to vaporize 4 Hezbollah honchos who were supposed to head off to Iran for a tete a tete.

      Good for them. This could get interesting.


    23. 24 | December 26, 2018 3:37 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      Keep the Mothership afloat. Long Live The Mothership!


    24. 25 | December 26, 2018 3:41 am

      @ doriangrey:
      My eyes are going scooters on me. I thought you said “Piss in the oven” and I was gonna give you a high five for cooling el horno the indian way.


    25. rain of lead
      26 | December 26, 2018 7:57 am

      morning y’all
      just sitting here sipping on some coffee and enjoying a slab of the girls most
      wonderful apple pie

      the day after xmas…glad i’m not at work


    26. Deplorable Bumr50
      27 | December 26, 2018 8:28 am

      @ rain of lead:

      Morning, Rain.

      Hope you had a great Christmas.


    27. rain of lead
      28 | December 26, 2018 8:42 am

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      it was very subdued this year, most of the family had to be in other places
      so not many people at the house. it was really kind of nice


    28. Deplorable Bumr50
      29 | December 26, 2018 8:58 am

      @ rain of lead:

      I hear ya. Feel bad for my Dad and wife in Florida who kind of had a hodgepodge Christmas with not much family save a nephew this year.

      The grandkids are coming down Friday over New Years, though, so I guess that will make the holidays for them.

      I spent it with the wife’s family. Was pretty subdued.

      Got to learn way too much about my wife’s Uncle’s family!! Apparently there’s a list of people that aren’t “allowed” to attend their funerals!!

      Yeesh! Let it go people. (Maybe that’s just me…)


    29. eaglesoars
      30 | December 26, 2018 10:45 am

      Keep your eye on this up-and-comer! Luo Yuan, rear admiral in the People’s Liberation Army Navy and the deputy secretary-general of the Chinese Academy of Military Science has it all figured out.

      Luo Yuan said that the “five fundamental foundations of the United States” are the military, the dollar, talent, the ballot, and the creation of enemies. Among them, in the military, “the United States is most afraid of death.” Luo suggested using a missile to sink one U.S. ship and cause 5,000 casualties, and two with 10,000 casualties. “Let’s see if the U.S. is afraid or not.”

      I wonder if this was just hyperbole for domestic consumption – a Big Swinging Dick contest among hawks – but it might be a good idea for whoever is in charge over there to send this prize to a re-education camp where he can learn to spell ‘Pearl Harbor’ before he does something stupid.

      http://chinascope.org/archives/17126?fbclid=IwAR3046CRDzhIF93XBDlHXSR5sn8zjbLFs4WMcwhLLNoRXNdN27K63mCRePY


    30. yenta-fada
      31 | December 26, 2018 3:02 pm

      Oppression Olympics contestant. Diabled parking space for 2 lesbians with 2 children. Had to be scrapped. Udderly confusing to all.

      https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/12/20/09/7336994-6341313-image-a-3_1545299707651.jpg


    31. yenta-fada
      32 | December 26, 2018 3:10 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      The Chicoms could waste a million of their own men and not blink. Yes I think they are that controlled and that indifferent to their people.
      I read that Xi has taken over a three part role. Head of the Commie party, Head of the Military, and President for life. How many body doubles do you think he has? China is the real growing enemy of the U.S. Russia is more the distraction.


    32. yenta-fada
      33 | December 26, 2018 3:13 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      Norman Rockwell Christmas. Fabulous food and family.


    33. yenta-fada
      34 | December 26, 2018 3:17 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      *waves wildly* How the heck are you? I don’t feel sorry for anybody in Florida. Unless of course they are in bad health or homeless.


    34. yenta-fada
      35 | December 26, 2018 3:19 pm

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      Keep the Mothership afloat. Long Live The Mothership!

      Huzzah! Huzzah!


    35. yenta-fada
    36. eaglesoars
      37 | December 26, 2018 3:36 pm

      just got home and sat down for a bit – saw this

      Donald And Melania Trump Make Surprise Visit To US Troops In Iraq

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/406716-donald-and-melania-trump-make-surprise-visit-to-us-troops-in-iraq/

      Hey! Wow! And you know what? I listened to the radio the entire time I was out and this didn’t show up anywhere, not one newsbreak, nuthin


    37. eaglesoars
      38 | December 26, 2018 3:59 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      Re: China. Control!

      https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8056887/china-tracking-chips-school-uniforms/

      I’m kind of okay with the tracking thing as I’d like to know if my kid is missing. I’m not ok with the parents having no say

      That eye-tracking stuff is strange. It would be interesting to see how they use it. I bet you could totally hack that and make people’s heads explode.


    38. Aussie Infidel
      39 | December 26, 2018 7:34 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      The MCG Boxing Day Test is always an eagerly anticipated occasion, but this year it feels like there is an added edge. The series is poised at 1-1; the stump mics have been turned up; Australia are finding their voice again; Virat Kohli isn’t taking a backward step and there is grass on a Melbourne pitch. It has the makings of a Christmas cracker.

      first ball is in about 4 hours! i cant wait!

      … and the Sydney to Hobart is well underway after a massed start and through The Heads for the sprint down the East Coast. Massive sledge styled boats owned by millionaire who don’t mind standing in a cold shower tearing up $1000 notes .

      It’s not going to be a fast race this year but these speed machines even make their own wind as they plunge south into the Roaring Forties on their way to Hobart (Tasmania) in about 3 days.

      All is right with the world!

      Merry Christmas and have a Great Boxing Day.

      🙂


    39. lobo91
      40 | December 26, 2018 7:49 pm

      Dow Has Biggest Point Gain In History

      The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,086 points, gaining nearly 5 percent, the biggest point gain in history, Wednesday afternoon after a rough Christmas Day.

      The Dow Jones also had the biggest upside move on a percentage basis since March 23, 2009, according to CNBC. This comes as the stock market had its worst week in nearly 10 years from Dec. 17 through Dec. 21, dropping over 400 points.

      Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi released a joint statement Monday, saying that President Donald Trump “is plunging the country into chaos” and “the stock market is tanking and the president is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve.

      Oops.

      Record Retail Sales Rain On Anti-Donald Trump Parade

      So the left has been up in arms for days now about the government shutdown, pitching wails over the Wall Street numbers and stock market showing and predicting nothing but gloom and doom and financial suffering because of President Donald Trump.

      Then along come retail sales and put all that blather in its place.

      “U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Are Strongest in Years, Early Data Show,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Christmas Day.

      And this from CNBC, the following day: “Retail is having its best holiday season in 6 years.”

      In six years. Imagine that.

      What that means in political-speak is that even the darkest Trump hours seem to pretty much beat out the best Barack Obama hours.

      What that means is the naysayers in the anti-Trump camp have lost yet another bullet point to make their anti-Trumping case.

      A chart from Digital Commerce 360 shows total retail sales growth plummeted in 2009, rose slightly in 2010 and 2011, and then fell and stayed about the same through 2017. The dots and lines followed roughly the same route whether retail or e-commerce.

      The Balance, meanwhile, reported this: “Retail sales hit a record of $5.7 trillion in 2017, according to the U.S. Census. That’s better than the pre-recession high of $4.4 trillion spent i 2007. It’s also a 42 percent increase from 2009’s record low of $4.06 trillion.”

      Double oops.


    40. lobo91
      41 | December 26, 2018 7:53 pm


    41. eaglesoars
      42 | December 26, 2018 8:01 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Double oops.

      As far as I can tell, they haven’t even tried to credit Obama for this


    42. Aussie Infidel
      43 | December 26, 2018 8:06 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      @ eaglesoars:
      @ lobo91:

      The day 2 of the Boxing Day Test match is underway in Melbourne in front of 100,000 screaming Aussies and a few Indians as well.

      In the meantime the Sydney to Hobart Boxing Day race continues under sunny skies. The lead monster boats are approaching Bass Strait already and they will get the reliable pounding as they sprint down the Tasmanian Coast toward Hobart.

      Some Highlights from yesterday’s action on Sydney Harbour and the start of a massive fleet of race yachts under azure skies.

      Enjoy

      🙂

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwT3E76hBHI

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBXcwvqcXFw


    43. Aussie Infidel
      44 | December 26, 2018 8:08 pm

      Sitting down here in shorts and T shirt at the beach.

      Warm sunny weather as usual for Christmas down-under

      🙂


    44. 45 | December 26, 2018 9:38 pm

      Sad news. We lost one of the cats to cancer today. Very sudden. We’ll miss the goofy guy.


    45. yenta-fada
      46 | December 27, 2018 12:11 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      Trump really loves these guys and means every word. They know the truth when they hear it. Trump’s energy and encouragement is fabulous for morale. I think he is a stable genius. 🙂 His energy and stamina
      are remarkable.

      What seems to be unpredictable may be the result of new information. He adapts when circumstances change. That’s winning.
      wrt the tweets, oy veh. Nobody is perfect. lol


    46. AZfederalist
      47 | December 27, 2018 12:45 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      wrt the tweets, oy veh. Nobody is perfect. lol

      In my opinion, the tweets are deliberate and considered. Some he does to troll the left, others to spark debate. This is his way of bypassing the media and connecting directly with the American public.


    47. Deplorable Bumr50
      48 | December 27, 2018 12:50 am

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Some he does to troll the left

      Most he does to troll the “right,” IMHO…


    48. 49 | December 27, 2018 1:16 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      Keep the Mothership afloat. Long Live The Mothership!

      Huzzah! Huzzah!

      Hoy Hoy Hoy!
      😀 😀 😀


    49. Deplorable Bumr50
      50 | December 27, 2018 1:18 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      Sad news. We lost one of the cats to cancer today. Very sudden. We’ll miss the goofy guy.

      So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, rw2.

      Prayers.


    50. 51 | December 27, 2018 1:20 am

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      Cats? I’m concerned about the Possum…


    51. 52 | December 27, 2018 1:26 am

      Dang. I just realized I’ve been up all day.


    52. 53 | December 27, 2018 1:29 am

      Yeah, I get it. I walk into the room and everyone goes silent. I’m used to it.

      It’s my stance and my squint.


    53. Deplorable Bumr50
      54 | December 27, 2018 1:45 am

      @ Bunk X:

      Stop farting.


    54. 55 | December 27, 2018 2:01 am

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      Never occurred to me. Thanks for the heads up.


    55. Deplorable Bumr50
      56 | December 27, 2018 2:20 am

      @ Bunk X:

      Knowing is half the battle.

      Yo, Joe!!!!


    56. Deplorable Bumr50
      57 | December 27, 2018 2:26 am

      @ Bunk X:

      Seriously nice to see ya tho Bunk!

      Had a little bit of a rough run so I haven’t been here much.

      Love all you guys, tho!!


    57. Possum
      58 | December 27, 2018 4:21 am

      I have a plan.


    58. eaglesoars
      59 | December 27, 2018 8:37 am

      @ right_wing2:

      OH NO! I am so sorry. Hug your wife for me.


    59. coldwarrior
      60 | December 27, 2018 9:34 am

      Can one o yinz put up a thread. I’m out till tomorrow night.

      Thx.


    60. coldwarrior
      61 | December 27, 2018 9:35 am

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ Bunk X:

      Stop farting.

      Good God man! You’ll end up looking like RBG!

      Gas is good!


    61. 62 | December 27, 2018 9:49 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      Fart proudly. B. Franklin.


    62. Possum
      63 | December 27, 2018 8:15 pm

      So I proceeded with part of the plan.

      I am going to get so much shit thrown at me on Saturday when I ask final approval from my nemesis.


    63. Possum
      64 | December 27, 2018 8:19 pm

      However, today plan was to steal a couple of rolls of toilet paper from work as I am out of it at home.

      I forgot.

      🙁


    64. yenta-fada
      65 | December 27, 2018 10:18 pm

      Yinz will love this. Scroll dow a bit and watch the Art.

      https://twitter.com/XStrategiesDC


    65. AZfederalist
      66 | December 27, 2018 11:09 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Yinz will love this. Scroll dow a bit and watch the Art.

      That was very cool. I am in awe of people who can put things like that together.


    66. coldwarrior
      67 | December 27, 2018 11:22 pm

      new thread,.


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