Sunday, 18 December 2011

My traditional Christmas



I may have shown this cartoon before, but I'll do it again because it totally represents my Christmases over nearly forty years of marital bliss. It's the same, year after year after year after year. Lady Savant nagging me to get the tree, bring down the decorations, set up the tree etc. Me using any and every excuse until such time as a row breaks out. Then the work gets down and everything is sweetness and light until the next Christmas...........

15 comments:

destructure said...

This must be a guy thing. My wife has to nag me into putting up a tree, too. Sometimes she wins and sometimes she doesn't. I don't care for lights and lawn ornaments either. It's just tacky. Though I don't mind putting a wreath on the front door.

Anonymous said...

Here is another story out of Indianapolis where a 21 year old and his 7 year old niece (read that again folks – 7 year old) were both shot in the head following a robbery in their home. The local news is now reporting a suspect has been arrested and they alluded that the suspect was involved in another crime a year or two ago; and the perps in that crime were, you guessed it, BLACK.

A couple of years ago a couple of diversities killed a Mexican family and it wasn’t long before one the guy’s turned his self in. My theory as to why he turned his self in is because the hispanic community had threatened to kill the perps family if he hadn’t.

Anyway, this just sickens me. I’m sure once they release a pic of the perp on the news website there will be those commenters that will say that all races commit crime. That’s true but I challenge them to show how many Whites go around and rob then brutally kill the victims. Blacks and their liberal enablers need to know that we are sick of this shit and that it’s time for us to start marching and protesting in the streets.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/30022031/detail.html

Here is a link from a news story 4 years ago that is probably the suspect in custody (due to age at the time and location).

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/13280120/detail.html

Anonymous said...

Me too. Endless battle. I don't know why I just don't do it at the beginning,.

Anonymous said...

Lovely one, Savant ... and very similar to one I love telling small children over the season.

It appears that it was the night before Christmas, and all was not well at the North Pole.

The Reindeer were down with hoof and mouth, Rudolph's bulb was flickering, the Elves were on strike, the paint was not drying on the toy wooden locos and Mrs Claus was flying the flag.**

At the height of the pandemonium, just as Santa was tearing his beard out, the Christmas Fairy came in, lugging a huge Christmas tree behind her and asked ...

"What do I do with this?"

And that, children, is how the Fairy got to the top of the Christmas tree.

Enjoy,

UN

** this last is optional ... depending on the age and sophistication of the kids.

UN
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rambaloosa said...

LOL, Uncle Nasty!

Rob said...

Off topic: those of us with boycott lists can add Royal Sun Alliance insurance company. Maybe an email to them might help too.

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/i-may-have-to-emigrate-says-suspended-race-row-councillor-2966601.html

Anonymous said...

UN,

In what order should the Covington novels should be read?

Thank you.

Clogheen said...

Rob - the only good thing is that the comments to that story are literally 20:1 in favour of Scully. I believe that if he actually does lose his job on account of his 'offensive' talk the reaction of the ordinary people will harden further.

Anonymous said...

Or you could just do the work before it turns into a fight...

Rob said...

Clogheen - I hope you're right about opinion hardening, but the trouble is people may never get to know of him losing his job if MSM decides to bury the story.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

UN,

In what order should the Covington novels should be read?

Thank you.


Anonny, there has been some debate about this, but I still stick to my guns in recommending "The Brigade" as it seems to encompass the very beginning of the series.

"A Distant thunder" is the same story told as a retrospective from several decades later.

"A Mighty Fortress" details the few months leading up to the end of hostilities and the legitimization of the Republic...

But, as several posters have disagreed with me ... and for very valid reasons, all I can say is it does not really matter. I am quite sure that you will not read them and simply dump them.

Certain characters wander in and out throughout the campaign ... and up to decades later in other books.

So, ultimately ... your choice.

Comments, anyone?

UN
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Anonymous said...

@anon and UncleN.

I finished The Brigade last night and a vastly enjoyable read it was.

Covington can write but his strengths are narrative and dialogue rather than descriptive prose.

The Brigade stands up in its own right as a top class thriller,but the subject matter makes it much more than that.

The devil is in the detail,the little things,and very early in the story,I was hooked when one of the characters mentions in passing,almost a throwaway line that,by law,key-cutters now have to keep detailed records of all keys they cut and who they cut them for.

The logic of this is irresistable and probably coming to a place near you quite soon.

mr.a

Anonymous said...

@anon and UncleN.

I finished The Brigade last night and a vastly enjoyable read it was.

Glad you enjoyed it mr. a. One has to admit that Covington is not Will Shakespeare or Charles Portis and would benefit greatly from a competent editor ... but this is true of 99% of writers today.

One of the great virtues is the showing of a vastly incorrect sense of humour.

Correct me if I am wrong, but was "The Brigade" where a character mentions the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?

To all the rest ... read em.

UN
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Anonymous said...

Some critics of the Covington books have commented on the author's description of lawlessness perpetrated by so-called law enforcement.

"Impossible!" they say. "These people enforce the law. They're police, for God's sake!!"

Well, yes.

http://stju.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

With unrestrained seizure powers, Philly code-enforcement agents go pillaging.

Normally, when we cover stories of unjust seizure and forfeiture in the United States, the guilty agency or agent is a law enforcement agent associated with the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, the access of law enforcement to vast seizure and forfeiture powers has led other public agencies in non-law enforcement sectors to obtain seizure and forfeiture powers.

Of particular concern to me are the efforts by municipalities to endow municipal code enforcement task forces with broad powers (like the Cedar Falls (IA) municipal government or the Columbia (MO) Neighborhood Response Team).

Today’s story comes to us from Philadelphia, where a scandal is breaking involving officials with the Community Life Improvement Project (CLIP), an anti-blight campaign targeting ‘quality of life’ code violations through the city’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NIT).

And when I say “a scandal is breaking”, I mean CLIP officials are being charged with felony offenses including racketeering, perjury, theft, and gun running. Apparently this municipal government agency has become a haven for pirates, who enter private residences at will to loot and plunder.

From Courthouse News:
Accusing CLIP crews of committing a city-funded “crime wave” of “break-ins and thefts,” a Grand Jury in 2009 found that the crews “didn’t simply pocket stray knickknacks. They drove trucks to the houses and took everything …


These, I think are what are known as "Philadelphia's Finest."

A fine example of US Federal gov't policy brought all the way down to street level.

Uncle Nasty
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Anonymous said...

I cant stop thinking of bush. Is it a live bush are there berries?

Butters