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By NB Staff | December 24, 2010 | 12:21
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Submitted by Newsbubba on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 12:36pm.
Just want to wish everyone who believes in Christmas, Santa, and the American way a very Merry Christmas. To the rest of you, Happy Festivus.
For my South Florida friends, a special Feliz Navidad.
For all the vets and the wives who have to put up with us, a very special thanks.
It WILL be a great New Year. Just watch!
Submitted by ricklail on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 4:46pm.
Down here in the south we say Murry Chrismus.
Submitted by bkeyser on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 12:59pm.
Grandma got molested at the airport...
Submitted by jon_torlin on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 1:08pm.
As soon as I saw the words, I thought it would be done to the tune of the original "Grandma got runover by a reindeer." Cute.
After what the TSA did to that one pilot, it's safe to call them the SS or Gestapo. That's how they are behaving anyway.
How will the new Congress handle all this, I wonder.
Submitted by Newsbubba on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 1:33pm.
I was humming the tune also.
Instead of SS, let's call it BS, for Big Sis or whatever else comes to mind.
My favorite Christmas song has to be Ble ah, Ble ah, Ble ah, Blue Christmas by P ah, P ah, Porky Pig.
Submitted by MidAmerica on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 1:21pm.
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.
Submitted by Dave. on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 1:37pm.
I don't think this is America anymore.
Vote for the American in November
Submitted by miss911ninja on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 1:55pm.
The pilot used my personal favorite word to sum up airport security: FARCE.
Submitted by bkeyser on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 9:06pm.
The whole thing is screwy. Ap at HotAir seems to think that the TSA is trying to squash a potential security risk but the pilot has spoken out since and the update to the report describes the risk. Nothing vague about it either; pilots have to pass through security, ground crew has to swipe a card.
This clearly looks like punishment, especially since the pilot resigning his FFOD puts an end to the investigation against him.
Ever notice the resemblence between Big Sis and Leonid Brezh[n]ev? [edit: spelling corrected]
Submitted by Radical1979 on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 2:17pm.
Dave, I posted this last night. Why did they take the pilot's gun away? That has nothing to do with their questions they were asking him.
Now they're coming for our guns if we speak out.
Submitted by jon_torlin on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 2:24pm.
That's why I said in another post previously that we're at the point that it's "Go time." They are doing things against the courts, against the people, and it's only a matter of time before it's time to meet them head on. It's either that, or grab your ankles.
The Federal Government has already made it clear they are our enemy, because THEY SAID SO in their own words. I'm not even sure if "Federal" applies anymore except to serve as an identifier of who they are and in what position.
Submitted by Dave. on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 2:31pm.
This whole episode is absurd on its face, but the truly troubling part is that they took away his concealed carry permit without cause.
I hope he sues that Hell out of them.
Submitted by bkeyser on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 2:31pm.
I'm not sure, but I think that since the pilot was a deputized Federal Flight Deck Officer, taking his weapon was similar to a police officer being placed on administrative leave. Although in this case, since the pilot resigned his position as an FFDO, the case is to be closed.
Submitted by ThisnThat on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 1:55pm.
What images come to mind when someone declares a person or event "old fashioned"? Well, GMA this morning was praising some actor who portrays a homosexual on some TV show. And here's how they put it: "...but actually, he comes from an old fashioned background".
So -- the MSM is now officially equating homosexuals as "the standard"; and heterosexuals as "old fashioned".
When do we get a voice in this? I will loudly declare that we are "normal", and that homosexuals are "deviant". Anyone want to argue my point?
“Didn't win the Medal of Honor? Didn't even serve? Then lie about it. We'll support you." — 9th Circuit Court
Submitted by jon_torlin on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 2:09pm.
The girls of my part time crew have called me old-fashioned on occasion, usually just as teasing, but they told me they like that about me, that it makes it easy to know where they stand with me. I wouldn't call it old-fashioned so much as using common sense. They also told me they wished more people were like that.
As for standards, um, that's kinda easy, heterosexuals are standard because it's only between heterosexuals that life can be created. Homosexuals can not create life. No same sex couple has ever produced offspring. And to point out that farce that is the "pregnant man" sometime back, um, that was a woman before she got herself chopped up(I'm sorry, for those of you liberals, that's "gender reassignment"). DNA is still DNA, and she's got the DNA of a woman, not a man.
So next time someone says something about old fashioned or standard or whatever, just tell them that, only heterosexuals can create life.
Submitted by cajun2 on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 3:03pm.
Some of us still cling to cultural identities that encourage old fashioned American values.
Here's one of those. Merry Christmas to all my NB friends.
Submitted by DontFeedTheTrolls on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 2:48pm.
I have noticed many of the 'prime time' shows now have gays as main characters, as if it was the norm, i.e., every other person in daily life were gay. I have met some gay people when I was in high school and when working, but have never had a gay relative, neighbor, co-worker or other person I had regular contact with. I suspect many of you will say the same. Hollywood, and Washington, is pushing gays as the norm, even though they are probably less than 4% of the population. A total fantasy. Another 'norm' they push is that black men rarely date or marry black women, and , again, it is a fantasy.
Submitted by Hunter12 on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 2:07pm.
Putting a snooty, America-hating, foreign beyatch in charge of your Sunday morning talking heads TV Show is bad for ratings. Christane Amanpour's ratings are down 46% from a year ago. I guess even liberals get tired of hearing what a piece of crap their country is after a while.
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill
Submitted by Chris Norman on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 8:46pm.
It won't be long before Armanpour is replaced and "demoted up" - given "special assignments" for ABC News - that's how it's usually done, isn't it?
Submitted by Dave. on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 2:52pm.
Submitted by Blonde on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 4:15pm.
I just made a triple batch of Alton Brown's most delicious egg nog...and learned that I need to use the REALLY BIG POT to do so.
Of course, Blonde Mom is taking some to her friend tomorrow, we're not going to drink it all ourselves. But this is the most rockin' egg nog on the planet, and easy, easy, easy. The only change I make is to add about a quarter tsp. of cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the original sized batch. I use the temper method, (mix hot liquid into the egg yolks, a spoon ladle at a time, until quite warm to prevent curdling)....this makes the recipe safe for young kids and the elderly. Of course, it goes w/o saying that you leave the booze out if serving to the kidlets!
Okies, off to attack the 14 pound rib roast next.
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Submitted by shawn. on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 4:20pm.
Submitted by Blonde on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 7:44pm.
Actually, it was 16 lbs!!! We chopped it in half and it is merrily roasting away. (Love Costco!)
About 45 minutes until everything good begins!
Merry Christmas, stay warm.
Submitted by Dave. on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 9:15pm.
Damn, Dave is at the wrong house.
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 1:32am.
We have a 15 lb beef brisket, should I cook it half at a time? It's huge and I know to cook it sloooooow. Dayem! it's a big hunk of meat. Should I half it? You are the grill master!...
Submitted by Dave. on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 4:45pm.
I am off to my local Publix and my adult beverage retailer, then come home and shoot a turkey full of white wine, soak a whole buch of hickory chips, light the charcoal, and get busy smoking that bird. :-)
I lucked out this year as my sister is cooking everything else for Christmas dinner which, for once, we are actually having on Christmas day.
Submitted by ricklail on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 5:20pm.
We're here at my house today. The kids wanted BBQ so that is what we are having. I made some of my special spiced apple cider and brandy. My daughter and her family from the western part of the state didn't make it but the rest of my kids and grandkids did.
Going to my daughter's tomorrow for the big dinner-ham, turkey, duck and all the other stuff. She is also having 3 Marines from her husband's squadron that couldn't go home. My wife thinks that is great and so do I.
What about the snow? I see from the weather reports you are going to get hammered with the white stuff. Hammered iin the south is 2-4 inches. They keep pushing this low farther off the coast so we may juse see rain tomorrow night. Will turn to snow after midnight. We are going to have a white day after Christmas.
Now that I am a card carrying member of the American Redneck Society I wish you a Murry Chrismus.
Submitted by Dave. on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 9:51pm.
And I think its great she will be hosting three Marines for dinner. All Americans should be so lucky.
Not sure about the weather, as they keep waffling on it. I am just outside Marietta, so we could get some of the white stuff.
Submitted by kilrod on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:08pm.
Hey Dave; You may already do this and call it by another moniker, but what we call an Armydiller in a Blanket down here in Texas is;
Take a large howlopenya pepper(are other suitable stuffing pepper), slit it and stuff with cream cheese and onion wedge, wrap in a slice of bacon and grill till bacon is well done. Purty dang good with a Shiner Bock while you're waiting on everthing else to get dun.~!~
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL YALL.~***~
If an unborn child cannot trust you, why should I,??
Submitted by motherbelt on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 4:58pm.
Submitted by Dave. on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 9:02pm.
LOL - Well, I guess there is a first time for everything. ;-)
Submitted by PrairieSky on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 4:59pm.
and their friends and families.
To you and yours from me and mine, may you all have a wonderful and safe Christmas!
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction...It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them (our children) to do the same." ~President Ronald Reagan
Submitted by Boudin on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 5:28pm.
As long as it means Christmas to you. Were going to have a couple of house fulls, 4 generations deep. The food has already started to pile up, SIL just finished cleaning his first Deer of the year. Getting the Bon-fire finished, the grill is now lit, and the kids are playing football in the field. The wife an I are feeling very blessed.
We hope everyone has a special few days, Joyeux Noël et une Bonne Année NB's
Submitted by ricklail on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 10:43pm.
Are you going to light the bonfire to show Papa Noel the way?
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 3:08am.
Bien sûr, laisser le bon temps rouler
Submitted by ant on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 5:34pm.
Merry Christmas to all NBers! Thanks for the education and the laughs!
Submitted by MrShy on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 6:19pm.
Wish all of my NB brethren a very, very, very Merry Christmas!! :)
- Shy Mistletoe
Join Mr. Shy and The 1* Percent
Submitted by The Vet on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 1:43am.
He might have his next album called The Swinginest Songs for Swinging Swingers. Nobody as cool as Mr. Shy has ever done... Huh? Frank who? But it was not called... Oh.
How about Christmas Rocks, now that.... What? Again? Fudge.
Oh well, Merry Christmas Mr. Laid Back Cool Shy Guy.
Submitted by SickofLibs on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 6:23pm.
The lodestone is dragging me to midnight Mass, even though the church is right down the block and we could've easily done the 4 pm or 6 pm :)
I hope she makes it to midnight!
Submitted by Radical1979 on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 7:09pm.
Merry Christmas to everyone here!
Submitted by 26CX on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 7:14pm.
When 26cx says
"Merry Christmas eveyone!"
That's exactly what he means.
Submitted by celator on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 7:45pm.
And a reminder of what Good News looks like--
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2 8-14
Merry Christmas to everyone
Submitted by Dan The Man 2 on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 7:51pm.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a Great night.
Submitted by Dave. on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 8:42pm.
Chili dogs with mustard and tons o' onions, bourbon baked beans, slaw and of course, beer.
Submitted by ricklail on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 10:38pm.
Sounds good but remember Lewis Grizzard said chili dogs always bark at night. With all the onions you are really asking for it. I fixed some sausage gravy with extra sage in the sausage for breakfast. I have suffered all day. The BBQ sure was good. Not a traditonal Christmas meal but that is what the kids wanted.
Submitted by Chris Norman on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 8:50pm.
Tomorrow, I get one out of my three days off of the year. Whoo-hoo! Merry Christmas everyone.
Submitted by MrShy on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 9:32pm.
For Christmas, that is.
- Dreamer Shy
Submitted by ricklail on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 10:40pm.
If you had Sirius Radio you could listen to the old Bing Crosby Christmas radio shows. I am really enjoying them. Some of them he has Bob Hope on.
Submitted by Guttermouth's Return on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:01pm.
I wish everyone the best this Christmas and a happy New Year.
Submitted by bkeyser on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:12pm.
Merry Christmas to everyone at NB. Here's wishing you all a wonderful holiday and the best in 'eleven.
Submitted by matthewdean on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:41pm.
and to those who disagree with me, which of course includes some in the first category,
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
I wish each and every one of you good health and a safe and prosperous future.
Submitted by Dave. on Fri, 12/24/2010 - 11:42pm.
...through while I wait for that gorgeous turkey to finish smoking.
It's about time, too, as that is the best Christmas movie ever made. :-)
LOL - And I smell like a Virginia smoke house, too.
Submitted by Chris Norman on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 3:23am.
My Four Favorite Classic Christmas Movies:
I need to watch these old (except for #2) movies to get in the proper Christmas mood
1 "A Christmas Story"
2 "A Christmas Carol" - Patrick Stewart's version - but any of the older ones will do
3 "Holiday Inn" starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire with the gorgeous Marjorie Reynolds - not "White Christmas"
4 "The Bishop's Wife" - Cary Grant and Loretta Young
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 7:34am.
ACM screwed up Holiday Inn. They took out the blackface scene from Lincoln's Birthday. My daughter told me no Christmas Story today. As strange as this might sound Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is still my favorite. I think it is Burl Ives and the music. Never grows old.
Submitted by Dan The Man 2 on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 3:47pm.
It's a Wonderful Life is on my top 5.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 12:02am.
...through the column of hickory smoke currently rising from Big Blue.
LOL - It's pretty thick. :-)
Submitted by Free Stinker on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 8:40am.
And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." --Luke 2:9-13
/// Sarah Palin Fan since July 11, 2007 ///
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 9:22am.
It looks like I will get the first white Christmas in my 59 years on this earth. It may not be until tomorrow but I'll take that as the same thing. I feel for my son who has to travel back to northwest NC to take his kids back and then on back to his home in Clearwater. Could be nasty.
Submitted by cocodrie on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 9:31am.
Have a blessed Christmas
May you feel Jesus near every day of the year have the best year you'll ever have til next year
Jesus Loves You so much He died for you
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 9:57am.
And a very Happy Birthday to He who is so very much a part of our lives each and every day, our Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ. Blessings to all. Merry Christmas!!! : )
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 12/25/2010 - 11:17am.
Something that reminds me of a dear friend, who enjoyed the Christmas season more than anyone I've ever known. I hope it makes you smile too.
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