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Holy War, again.
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 12/27/2009 15:23:37

Breaking News and you're reading it here first. Velveeta has a second cousin that is dating a woman who is friends with a man who has a brother that is one of the interrogators of the Christmas Eve Terrorist. (Isn't that a great name for our hopless little failed terrorist. It's to subtly remind us that this is a battle of Gods. Our God will win. Good vs. Evil. Etc.).

So anyway, I have the info and you'll be delighted to know that............. the U.S. has obtained his "permanent record" Seems the old school threat of "this will be on your permanent record" is TRUE! And none of us believed it. Silly us.
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5 comments (Latest Comment: 12/28/2009 02:43:13 by AuntAzalea)

Boxing Day
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/26/2009 13:53:35

Good Morning!

I trust everyone had a fine and dandy Christmas Day?

We're on to the next phase of the holiday; return season! Starting today across America, everyone who *didn't* get what they wanted is going to be standing in line with their unwanted chaff, trying to find that elusive thing that couldn't be purchased before the holiday.

Good luck with that.

Meanwhile, in what's left of the British Commonwealth, they'll be engaging in a peculiar holiday called "Boxing day".

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3 comments (Latest Comment: 12/27/2009 05:00:23 by velveeta jones)

Merry Christmas
Author: BobR    Date: 12/25/2009 13:38:36

From the management here at FourFreedomsBlog.com LLC (Liberally Laughing Co-horts), we wish you a very merry Christmas, however you choose to celebrate it (even if you don't). The greatest gifts are the gifts that keep on giving, and that's what this blog is for me.

Thanks to all our members who make this little corner of the internets special. Enjoy today's respite from politics as usual, and we'll meet back here again at the usual time...
4 comments (Latest Comment: 12/25/2009 17:08:14 by Will in Chicago)

This is my wish too.
Author: Raine    Date: 12/24/2009 13:43:41

On Christmas Eve,
a young boy with light in his eyes,
Looked deep into Santa's, to Santa's surprise,
And said as he nestled on Santa's broad knee,
"I want your secret, tell it to me."

He leaned up & whispered in Santa's good ear,
"How do you do it, year after year?"
"I want to know how, as you travel about,
Giving gifts here & there, you never run out.
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31 comments (Latest Comment: 12/24/2009 22:19:10 by livingonli)

It Takes a Planet
Author: BobR    Date: 12/23/2009 12:19:07

In her book "It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Our Children Teach Us", Hillary Clinton wrote that people outside of our nuclear family have a role in - as well as an impact on - our children. The reality of course, is that this is true for all of us. No man is an island, the saying goes, and for good reason. We are all humans and we all interact and create impacts in various ways on those around us.
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26 comments (Latest Comment: 12/24/2009 00:25:43 by Mondobubba)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/22/2009 11:29:42

Good Morning.

We'll skip the statistics this morning. Instead, on this Christmas Week, I leave you with the incredible story of two aging WWII vets.

NATICK {MA} - It was a 68-year-old photo on a nursing home bulletin board salute to Veterans Day that caught John Kelley’s eye as he maneuvered his wheelchair through the reception area of his nursing home.

In the upper right-hand corner of the poster was a black-and-white portrait taken in 1941 of Army Captain Robert Fulton.

Kelley, himself a World War II vet, took a closer look.

Then, nearly shaking in disbelief, the 87-year-old called over a staffer to share his incredible news: The man in the photo had been his commanding officer for more than a year in the South Pacific.

“I thought, ‘He’s alive!’ I really thought I was the only one left,’’ recalled Kelley, who was a Cambridge boy from a family of a dozen children sent to fight in New Caledonia, a key Allied base in the battle against the Japanese in the wake of their attack on Pearl Harbor.

“They said, ‘Yes. He’s upstairs.’’’

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38 comments (Latest Comment: 12/22/2009 23:11:40 by Mondobubba)

If it means moving forward, I'll compromise.
Author: Raine    Date: 12/21/2009 13:25:22

After much wrangling, it was done. in the wee hours of the morning, on a snowy Sunday Monday, we defeated the GOP filibuster. HCR is not dead. It will now go to a joint committee between the House and the Senate, where the bill will be merged and a final vote taken.
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24 comments (Latest Comment: 12/21/2009 21:56:44 by livingonli)

Digging Out!
Author: wickedpam    Date: 12/20/2009 13:37:12

Hey Guys! Vel is doing her wonderful Red Cross duty so she asked me to sub for her. Not really sure what to write since I'm typing this from a very large snow drift! So I'll open up a stub for the day and I have to get back to tunneling my way out of here!

Have a great Sunday everyone
5 comments (Latest Comment: 12/21/2009 01:47:51 by TriSec)

Off the Wagon
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/19/2009 13:46:21

Good Morning.

Those of you that followed this space regularly know that for a number of years, we ran a Saturday blog highlighting third-party politics and issues in these United States.

During the 2008 primary season, I went down to my City Hall one April day and changed my registration from "U" (unenrolled) to "D"...specifically to vote for Mr. Obama in the general election.

With much relief and joy, I stood on the mall with 2 million of my closest friends, and watched and made sure George and Laura left Washington safely.

Well....here we are almost a year later. The next opportunity I have, I'm going back to city hall to change my registration back to "U". I let my membership in the Libertarian Party lapse over the past year...and I don't know if I'm going back or not. (The Bob Barr fiasco was just too painful; the Libertarians are now just as fractious and infighting as the Republicans...and Democrats...seem to be.)
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4 comments (Latest Comment: 12/20/2009 05:27:03 by livingonli)

Kill (the) Bill, Pt 2 (aka: I Want My Pony)
Author: BobR    Date: 12/18/2009 13:42:28

In Wednesday's blog, I pointed out the absurdity of "kill the bill and start over" mantra, because - realistically - there will be no starting over, and even if there was - what makes anyone think it would turn out differently? The Republicans want to kill the bill because they're against everything the Dems do, and those on the left want to kill it because it doesn't have [insert pet priority here]. I have to wonder if creative thinking and long-range thinking have been replaced with stubbornness and instant gratification?...
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41 comments (Latest Comment: 12/19/2009 05:51:56 by Al from WV)

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