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Wednesday, December 24. 2008
Wanted to squeeze these links in before I begin my Christmas shopping. Maybe I will just pickpocket somebody's wallet and head for the jewelry store with their American Express card so I can finish up before church at 5. Heck, everybody I know would appreciate trinkets like Cartier watches or some diamonds.
Somebody needs to remind me to take the day off on Christmas Eve next year.
We'll only have pre-posted stuff 'til Friday.
Microwave oven Christmas song.
Why Santa wears red and other Christmas facts.
Grinch du jour
The Afghanistan slog, and the glorification of the Taliban. Jules
What a joke: Objecting to Rick Warren. He's the Billy Graham of our time.
What a joke: Merry Christmas from Ahmadinejad. I'm sure it will be da bomb.
What a joke. Caroline Kennedy:
Ah, the smell of noblesse oblige in the afternoon. I don't want no noblesse oblige from nobody. She wants to do the "job" for me! I'd rather see any one of 30 bloggers I know in the job. And they've all done more with their lives, too. Theo would of course be my first pick for the seat and he would enjoy it the most because Senators are chick magnets in the Georgetown pubs - but he's a Brit.
Related, via Insty:
Maybe that explains where the "Schlossberg" in her name went to. From Eurotrash to Lefty propagandist. Nice evolution.
Related: Resistance to Caroline grows.
No, I do not dislike the lady. Why would I? I am sure she and Pinch make a charming couple. I just think this political family stuff is ridiculous: how many generations before somebody gets a real job and learns about real life and about how business works? Same for Bush Jr, although he did pay his dues in the private sector.
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As I do every year BD I just wanted to wish you and yours and all at Maggie's a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for another entertaining year.
You may be interested in an alternative explanation of why we celebrate Christmas in December.
BD, I want you to appoint me to The Board of Directors of Maggie's Farm. Here's my resume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . That's it . So do I get the job? Plus I want a pony, and a gun like Jephnol has.
You are the Chairman. Didn't we tell you already?
We all thought that you have been doing an excellent job.
Will you appoint me part of Jappy's SS? I will wear a black suit, dark sunglasses, and I will shave my head. Because Jappy is a Dago, I will carry my sawed-off, double-barreled shotgun, and an antique pearl handled Derringer in my purse to keep bad people from Illinois from bothering him. My resume says I'm not afraid of anyone or anything except spiders.
I'm on board! I have a very good track record of protecting people and I'm not afraid of spiders at all.
But I'm having trouble with the whole Dago thing as it's terribly politically incorrect. I was thinking with Jappy's upbeat personality we should call him Daglo because it just sounds so bright and cheerful.
Also, to be equally off color I just want people to know I'm a Mick/Frog cross, but since my people where busy pushing out the wee ones I prefer McFrog (you know, 24 billion served).
Okay, I'm just going to get back to my Festivus drinking if nobody minds. Thanks.
I'm going to be pretty upset if you get a pony and I don't, but I expect that President-elect Santa is going to put a pony in every paddock. Because you know the government has got to spend to get the economy going... (HEY! Has anyone seen my wallet? Somebody took my wallet.)
SS Jephnol. We don't get ponies. Only Daglo Jappy gets a pony. We have Seques with stirrups.
(I bet Jappy would let us have rides on his pony, though. )
Is his pony going to have running boards so we can ride along the side through parade routes? (I love parades).
Also, I better at least get a pair of government issue sunglasses and one of those curly tube things that stick in my ear if anyone expects me to take this job seriously.
No pony... Sheesh.
No running boards. His pony will be enclosed in a bullet-proof glass box on wheels like the Pope mobile. This is because during the last parade women kept running out to kiss Daglo's feet, and it scared his pony. Our job will be to carry Windex disguised as pistols to wipe the lip marks off the glass while D. Jappy smiles and waves to the MFers along the parade route.
That's just for parades. Our other duties are less strenuous.
But... but... I don't do windows. This always happens to me. Damn it! I want a pony. I don't want to clean DJ's glass enclosure; I don't want to muck stalls; I just want a frigging pony. And it's Christmas. I WANT A PONY!!! (I'm tellin' Obama).
hey Jappy, know who put the last two bullets in Mussolini ? Fifty Italian sharpshooters!
As Chairman I have decided to hold 11 parties. One more than Obama. Everyone will receive a bonus comparable to what the big Wall Street banks have been giving out. Ponies are optional. I will pardon the 2 border guards and the 50 cross-eyed Italian sharpshooters. God forbid if they share my gene pool. In not quite a year I have gone from a quiet, shy blogger to a shepherd to a knight and now Chairman of the Board of the best blog site in America. What a country! :)
I wish all of you wonderful people a Merry Christmas; and to all a good night.
Bonuses will be sent out after Jan 1
Sincerely, your Chairman Dago, Daglo, Muffin Ass Knight of The Crossed Ewes Jappy.
I motion that your first order of business should be budget reform. Seeing as the world is gonna start paying as it goes, you might as well lead the way.
You should have a slogan for the reeform (back when i was in the slogan business, my slogan was "always have a slogan").
How 'bout, as a teaser, you start floating the rumor "Dayglo Dago Maygo Paygo" -?
side note, be a little circumspect (ouch, that word brings back buried memories--good thing a newborn can't holler "Hey, what the goddamn hell do you think you're DOING?) with the "paygo". No, not because the idiom was popularized by the idiot al Gore (as "rego" for 'reinventing government' -hahha --what a joke --and we thought he was a stiff), but because of Pago Pago, and the association it may form with the tramp-steamer loads of fake-beard and Groucho nose-wearing USA politicians and corporate board members who shall very soon count themselves lucky indeed to find themselves en route to exile in such exotic non-ex isle locales.
Of course we here all know that Pago Pago should be proof against Gorecon fusion as it is pronounced not 'paygo paygo' but rather "Pango Pango".
However, due to some minor philosophical divergenge re academic mission statement, American schools quit teaching facts some thirty years ago, and now the very folk most likely to see in your slogan an invitation to tarfeather & ride you outta town on a rail, will not have ever heard of Pago Pago (let alone phonetic doppelganger Pango Pango). So, word to the wise.
Buddy, You're the best ! I can never out wit you . I'll just have to keep trying in 09. I like the rumor idea. Jappy, Dago Daglo Blogo is on a short list to fill the Illinois Senate seat. A vacation for all Maggie's Farmer's to Samoa is a great idea! We can hire Bernie Madoff to start another ponzi scheme to get us the money to go there. . . . . . . . . Ouch! I can't believe there are people out there who want to tar and feather me. I haven't been Chairman for even a day yet!!
I do hope that President Bush pardons those Border Agents. I don't know what the man is thinking.
I don't really care if the Italian sharpshooters get pardoned or not. We can always chop them up and make prosciutto out of them. : )
Merry Christmas to all you delightful maggiesfarmers, young, old and in-between. My motherboard on my desktop died two days ago, and it will be awhile betfore it's replaced. But I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and to thank you so much for brightening my life this past year for my husband and myself.
Jappy, Meta, Jephnol, thud, Bird Dog, Barrister, and all you other brilliant people, you rock! Keep on doing it.
Have a Happy Christmas and a brighter New Year.
Which Georgetown pubs do you frequent, BD? I recommend, mostly strongly, Chadwicks down under Whitehurst.