I don’t usually do this, but RV is a friend of mine (despite his misguided fondness of a certain cow pasture school in Gaysville), and since he “tagged” me, I’ll play along. The rules state that I have to state the rules (kinda circular, huh?):
- Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
- Share Christmas facts about yourself.
- Tag random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
- Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
OK, here goes:
1. Wrapping or gift bags?
Both, but it depends on the shape of the present.
2. Real or artificial tree?
Artificial. Buy it once, use it forever.
3. When do you put up the tree?
More often than not, Thanksgiving weekend.
4. When do you take the tree down?
Between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
5. Do you like eggnog?
Yes, but most of the time, I avoid it (on days other than Christmas) due to the calories.
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Castle Grayskull, He-Man.
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
No, and it’s not out of disrespect. My neighbors have enough for the whole ‘hood.
8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Clothes, as a child. Now that I’m older, clothes rock!
9. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
Most of the time, neither.
10. Favorite Christmas movie?
A Christmas Story. “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
11. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Around payday in the middle of December.
12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Mom’s sweet potato casserole and broccoli casserole, Dad’s smoked turkey, anyone’s pumpkin pie. I make a mean mushroom-sourdough dressing!
13. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
Colored (I know…I’m “racist”, right? Help me out here, Chilerkle! ).
14. Favorite Christmas song?
“Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “Mary Did You Know?”
I’ll tag the following four (and I’ll forgive you folks if you don’t participate or if you wait until after Christmas):
Merry Christmas, y’all.
Borrowing a page from her hubby’s former veep who claimed to have created the Internet, Her Highness lays down this whopper (from FactCheck):
Clinton says, “You would think that … National Guard and Reserve … would have had health insurance. But they didn’t.”
That’s not exactly true. First of all, long before Clinton became a senator, members of the National Guard and Reserve were covered by federal health insurance while on active duty and for a period thereafter. So were their dependents. As for those not on active duty, four out of five were covered by health insurance through their civilian employers, their spouse or some other source, according to a 2000 survey by the Department of Defense.
It is certainly true that Clinton was among those pushing to expand and improve federal coverage for reservists while they’re not on active duty. But it’s just wrong to say the National Guard and Reserve didn’t have health insurance, because the large majority did.
What a shameless b#tch she is! Her being a “world-class genius” and all, she appears to have brilliantly figured out a plan to claim credit for something she was nowhere near. She must still be stuck in her old habit of just expecting her words to go unchallenged. They may go unchallenged in the MSM, but not in the new media.
Finally, my friends! We’ve finally got that Bu$hitler McRummyburton nailed on this torture issue, because we’ve found the diabolical b#stard’s torture chamber! From the AP:
Blood-splotches on walls, chains hanging from a ceiling and swords on the killing floor — the artifacts left a disturbing tale of brutalities inside a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq torture chamber. But there was yet another chilling fact outside the dirt-floor dungeon. Villagers say they knew about the torment but were too intimidated by extremists to tell authorities until now.
Stories such as these — claims of insurgent abuses and the silence of frightened Iraqis — have emerged with increasing frequency and clarity recently as U.S.-led forces push deeper into former extremist fiefdoms and forge alliances with tribes seeking to reclaim their regions.
The reports and tips now pouring in build a harrowing portrait of rule under al-Qaida and its backers: mass graves, ruthless punishments, self-styled Islamic courts ordering summary executions.
The floor was littered with food wrappers, plastic soda bottles and electric cables that snaked to a metal bed frame, presumably where detainees were shocked, according to the U.S. account of the discovery during a Dec. 8-11 mission.
The rooms “had chains, a bed — an iron bed that was still connected to a battery — knives and swords that were still covered in blood,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, the top U.S. commander in northern Iraq.
Nearby were nine mass graves containing the remains of 26 people, he said. …
Um. Yeah. It wasn’t…um…Dubya’s torture chamber, was it? It belonged to…uh…al-Qaeda? You mean, al-Qaeda is torturing people, and not our babykillers…er, soldiers? Uh…well…ummm…
In that case, nothing to see…move along…
Not just a “genius”, but a “world-class genius”, at that. Yes indeed, this “genius” was so brilliant that she had no idea that her hubby was a serial philanderer or a pathological liar! She is such a “genius” that she never remembered a damned thing whenever under oath in a deposition. She is such a “genius” that she had no idea that she had left the Rose Law Firm billing records that had been subpoenaed out on a table in plain sight that had been checked a bazillion times.
With that kind of “genius” in the Oval Office, God have mercy on this country.
I’ve decided to endorse someone in the two primaries. I know, my endorsement means jack shiite to you fine people, but it’s my echo chamber, so echo I shall.
Democrats: Joe Lieberman. Oh, wait…he’s not running. He endorsed another Democrat in John McCain. What? McCain’s not really a Democrat? And Lieberman isn’t anymore, either? OK, I’m confused. That’ll teach me for trying to endorse a Democrat, won’t it?
Republicans: This is a very lukewarm endorsement, since none of the candidates make me think “Now this is the guy I’ve been waiting for!” However, I’m gonna go with…..(drum roll)…..Mitt Romney.
I’ll go ahead and get my main beef with the guy out of the way: he comes across as a major league flip-flopper, saying anything to get his party’s nomination. Maybe it’s something in the water in the People’s Republic of Taxachusetts that causes flip-flopping. Who knows? All I know is that flip-flopping is a BIG turn-off for me.
That said, aside from the flip-flopping, he otherwise comes across as a true leader, especially in the business world (a big plus for a capitalist like me). Plus, if a Republican can figure out a way to get elected governor twice in Taxachusetts, then he’s got some brains in that gourd of his.
The fact that he’s a Mormon doesn’t bother me, and while I’m not fond of Mormonism, I don’t think I have to worry about a President Romney mandating that the Book of Mormon be read at the beginning of the public school day over the P.A. system. If he gets on TV and says that we should all allowed to have multiple wives, then I’ll have a case of buyer’s remorse. Otherwise, I’m not sweating the Mormon thing.
Is Romney a true conservative? Truth me told, I don’t think there is a true conservative (short of Duncan Hunter, who stands no chance) in this race. However, I do think that Romney is right-wing enough for my liking. But if the guy says or does anything that merits a verbal whacking, you can best believe that I’ll be administering it.
As for why I didn’t endorse the others, here’s a condensed version:
- Rudy is a bit wishy-washy, misuses government resources (cops escort for his mistress?), and his philandering makes him a target (if the right hated Bubba’s diddling, they won’t care for Rudy’s, either);
- Huckabee sounds like a Twain character and has a horrible record on taxes (except for the FairTax support), immigration, and criminal justice, among other things;
- Thompson is amusing and charming, but seems lazy and disinterested;
- McCain is too much of a RINO, thumbs his nose at the base, is pro-amnesty, and is a hothead;
- Duncan Hunter: great on the issues, lousy on the stump. He can’t win;
- Ron Paul drinks from the Crazy Trough, blames everything on America, can’t answer a question without somehow linking his answer to Iraq, surrounds himself with scumbags like anti-Semites and neo-Nazis and Troofers, and poormouths Christians as fascists. Aside from all that, he rocks.
What say you, my friends?
- "hate crimes"
- 9/11 Commission
- affirmative action
- Air America
- al franken
- Al Sharpton
- ambulance chasers
- Andrew Sullivan
- animal rights wackos
- Ann Coulter
- Anthony Weiner
- Arizona shooting
- Arlen Specter
- Barney Frank
- big government
- Bill Clinton
- Bill Richardson
- Blog Talk Radio
- Bobby Jindal
- capital punishment
- Caroline Kennedy
- Charlie Crist
- Chris Christie
- Chuck Schumer
- Dan Rather
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
- Duke lacrosse
- economic ignorance
- eminent domain
- Eric Cantor
- Fair Tax
- Fairness Doctrine
- Fort Dix Six
- Fox News
- freaky deaky
- Fred Thompson
- Ft. Hood
- global warming
- Godwin's Law
- gun rights
- health care
- Herman Cain
- Howard Dean
- Hugo Chavez
- illegal immigration
- Janet Napolitano
- Jesse Jackson
- John Boehner
- John Edwards
- Jose Padilla
- Larry Craig
- Lindsey Graham
- Marco Rubio
- Mark Sanford
- media bias
- Mel Martinez
- Michael Moore
- Michael Steele
- Michelle Bachmann
- minimum wage
- New Jersey
- New York
- news bytes
- Newt Gingrich
- Night and Day
- Ninth Circus Court
- North Korea
- Occupy Wall Street
- Operation Fast and Furious
- Osama bin Laden
- Paul Ryan
- political correctness
- property rights
- public education
- public service announcement
- quote of the day
- religion of peace
- Rick Perry
- Rick Santorum
- Rick Scott
- Robert Byrd
- Roman Polanski
- Ron Paul
- San Francisco
- separated at birth
- Social Security
- Supreme Court
- swine flu
- Tea Party
- The Memphis Posse
- Tim Geithner
- Tim Pawlenty
- United Nations
- vote fraud
- Wall Street
- Ward Churchill
- Warren Buffett