Christmas Open Thread

“Against enemies who preach the principles of hate and practice them, we set our faith in human love and in God’s care for us and all men everywhere.”

–Franklin Delano Roosevelt, December 24, 1941

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  1. parsingreality says:

    Looking at FDR’s speeches, and let’s not forget Ike’s and Saint Ronald’s.  I’m not sure how much ghost writing of speeches was going on over the years, but I suspect the these Dead Prez’s did a lot of their own.

    I can’t recall Obama saying anything that displayed what one would expect to be great English skills.  In fact, a few real graters of pronunciation.  

    And GW?…….. You know, it’s difficult to put food on your family, isn’t it?  

  2. PitaPita says:

    Happy Hanukkah, Seasons Greetings…

    Safe travels and good cheer everyone.


  3. Gray in Mountains says:

    2 more injured in NY when they were fired upon on responding to a fire. No news yet on caliber, number of rounds fired or type of weapon

  4. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    I hope Santa brings everyone what they asked for.

    Plus speakers for Duke

  5. Gray in Mountains says:

    just discovered there is no football on TV tomorrow!

  6. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    David Frum – Guns are an American Nightmare

    LaPierre’s offers a vision of American society as one unending replay of the worst scenes in Charles Bronson’s 1974 vigilante classic, “Death Wish.”

    The people most victimized by this nightmare vision end up being the people who believe it — and who carry the weapons that kill or maim their neighbors, their relatives, their spouses, and random passersby.

  7. dywer says:

    This was a big issue in the election.  Gas prices are down 60 cents since the election.

    When is Obama/OFA going to take credit?  

  8. dywer says:

    This was a big issue during the campaign.   Gas prices are down 60 cents since the election.

    When is Obama/OFA going ratio take credit?  

  9. ProgressiveCowgirlProgressiveCowgirl says:

    And a happy new year.

    Woke up this year and realized I’ve become Santa. I had eight kids to buy for.

    Horses are tucked in for the snow with warm blankets and plenty of hay. I’m at my parents’ house enjoying a Christmas eve meal before the madness with nieces and nephews tomorrow. One of the nephews wouldn’t have seen Christmas for the first time without Lutheran hospital–thanks, health professionals, for all that you do.

  10. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    It’s pandemonium around here.

    Hey, all you haralding angels, get the heck off my deck! You’re driving my cats crazy. You and your flappy, feathery wings. Feathers all over the place. And all that “good will toward men” stuff. Go herald somewhere else. How about your dad’s front yard, punks? Think he’d put up with that gangster love crap? Shoo! Outta here, before I call the cops!

    Merry Christmas, indeed. You guys don’t have to shovel camel crap off your front walk. Crokey, get back here. That two-humper is about to spit green shit all over you. I only have one 46 oz. can of tomato juice. You’re going to stink up the whole place. Jeeze, camels stink.

    Jeeze, the smell of myrrh around here is enough to gag a… .

    Oh, never mind.

    Merry, joyful, happy, contented whatever, fellow Polsters.  

  11. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    (In Westword a couple ofdays ago) According to his admin. asst. Minerva Padron, Scott Gessler:

    “… mentioned something about the Tea Party and called Republicans a bunch of wack jobs. He said Republicans should be shot in the head, and that way maybe they would learn.”

    This, after receiving, himself, death treats?

    O, night divine. O, night with angels rejoicing.

    Gessler, the ultimate party hack: Repubicans are a bunch of wack jobs?

    ‘Nuff to make me wack off!

  12. Diogenesdemar says:

    and, to all a good night.  

  13. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    Three guys on camels. Crapped all over my front yard. Not the guys, the camels. Whatever. They said they were bearing gifts. I told them, Go see Hick. they said, No, they’re not O&G reps.

    Well, I said, what?

    We got gold, frankincense and myrrh. I said, Well, Mesa County could use a good deodorant. Politics over there really stinks. The Dems, especially, are wusses; they don’t even field candidates.

    The guy with the heaviest gold crown, stopped me. Whoa, dude. We’re bearing gifts for a baby born in a… .

    Well I stopped him right there. A bar bathroom? A dumpster? Well, I said, that’s right here in Denver. But you see, Mr. frankincense guy, Denver’s not alone. This shit happens all over our state. Young, scared women, without any clue that there are warm caring folks that could help them, love them, care for them and their babies–hey, Mr. Your Royal Easterliness, park your camel a while. I’d like to talk. There are babies, and there are babies.

    Well, the guy that stunk like myrrh gigged his camel and said, Hey, I thought we were looking for the Delta County commissioners. They got a lot of special little babies over there. They got the organic babies. They got the Paonia Chamber. They got the O&Gers. C’mon, we gotta get back east. Let’s unload our gifts and get the hell outta here.

    I said, I’m on your side, Myrrh Boy. Your camels have just about crapped all over my front porch and everywhere, so I think Delta is a good place to head. Of course, I couldn’t, by that time, care less where they went.

    But, I said, after reaching for my pepper spray, if you want to drop your gifts, get a load off your camels’ humps, and head off back toward that star there, what about the gold? Hey, bud, you’ve been sort of quiet. You’re the gold king, right?

    Fucker didn’t say a word. Just sat up there on that ugly stinking double humper and stared at me. And my dog. And my two cats. And my neighbors that had gathered around. Just stared at us. And smiled. And reached down and sort of caressed that bag of gold.

    Well, long story short: They all left soon thereafter. That’s when those damned heralding angels started fluttering down on my deck and fluffing feathers all over the place. Frankly, they can’t carry a heralding tune in a heralding bucket.

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  15. PERA hopeful says:

    there had been an armed teacher there.

  16. Pam Bennett says:

    Ban the ammunition.  I have seen people buy the .223 ammunition by the multiple cases.  Soon a flak jacket and helmet will be needed for a scout firefighter to investigate home fires because the ammunition cooking off will cause entire neighborhoods to be evacuated.

  17. Gorky PulviczekG Pulviczek says:

    Armed firefighters, I suppose.

    I wish I were joking, I’m sure this will be the next NRA proposal.

  18. Duke Coxdukeco1 says:

    Santa does read Pols…right?

    And I hope you and family and friends have the best Christmas season ever.

    Felice Navidad, Amigo.

  19. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    At least Obama’s thinking. That’s not “great English skills”. That’s thought in real time. If you’ll notice, parsing, talking (and writing) is a way of bring forth genuine thoughts (antonym: talking points).

    Fun collage, though.

  20. parsingreality says:

    No one looks at your videos, Nock.

  21. gertie97 says:

    Lovely snow coming down. Even if I have to shovel it tomorrow.

  22. BlueCat says:

    too arrogant and too clueless to ever get Obama re-elected.  Oh wait.  Merry Christmas or whatever the case may be to you, too, dywer.  And God bless us every one.

  23. Duke Coxdukeco1 says:

    Ho Ho Ho…Can you say Powderhorn?

    Merry Christmas, Gertie.

  24. Gray in Mountains says:

    it just got heavy in Lake County about 15 minutes ago

  25. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    Nothing but frost and angel feathers. And frozen camel crap. I’m dreaming of a ?

  26. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    You’re not going to wait up til midnight?

    Well, that proves it. You’ve been naughty. Very, very naughty,

    That little bearded rich guy in the red and white garb with all the goodies? I’m waiting up, to show him, I’m good. Very, very good.

    Screw the cookies, Santa. have a shot of vokada?

  27. Duke Coxdukeco1 says:

    I hope you get to sleep in after the rough night you just described.

    We didn’t see them go by on their way to Delta….but I think I did catch a whiff of camel shit in the air about 2 AM…  :)

  28. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    it was the nutjob on the phone saying those words

  29. Pam Bennett says:

    I do enjoy him pausing to think of a word or phrase while talking.  Something a few politicians should do more of.

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