Dangerous Socialist Denies World’s Children the Dignity of Work


Hilarious Christianist whinge at CNN:

When Bedford Falls Becomes Pottersville

Apparently Mr. Taunton (who I’m sure smells even worse on the inside) didn’t get the memo about Mr. Potter being a JAHB CREATER who should not be questioned.


Whether it is protesting Nativities, the debate over “In God We Trust” as our country’s motto or the controversy surrounding the public faith of Tim Tebow, a national discussion is taking place on what the present and future role of Christianity in America should be.

Yes, that’s all the “national discussion” is about.

3rd Party hilarity gets more hilarious thanks to Short Fingered Vulgarian.

@al2o3cr @nojo: here’s what I don’t get. If I have this right, God beats No God in polls by 9 to 1, and 4 out of 5 dentists/everybody-else believes in the Virgin Birth. And some people think we need MORE devotion to Baby Jesus?

As a matter of pure math, changing over the stragglers is going to create a huge last-mile problem.

@chicago bureau:
The Fundies don’t live in a world with math. They need to fuel their persecution complex.

They don’t count folks who believe in a kinder more loving god like Tomcatt and Flippin as “one of them.” In the Fundies feeble minds, Tomcatt and Flippin are just as bad as unbelievers.

@al2o3cr: Okay, anyone who describes IAWL as “feel-good” in the first sentence is missing Capra’s dark message.

@chicago bureau: @ManchuCandidate: Wut Manchu said. It’s all about the Persecution Complex.

That, plus the cynical pandering by Fox News, which really doesn’t give a shit.

Sometimes I think all the gays should just give it up, pack on a few pounds (not Catt, unless he just doesn’t care about fitting through doorways) and just go straight. Then the fundies really would freak. However would they be able to continue raising money without us? A world without gays means Maggie Gallagher has to work for a living.

So I’m reading a book about Lion tips (I know. I’m a sucker for shiny stuff. But at least I managed to stop myself from buying an iPhone) and came across the sentence:

It may come as a nasty shock to those of us fast approaching middle age…

Rilly? Fast approaching? Hows about waving goodbye in the rearview mirror, Nigel? The Limey locution is as pervasive as warts on a vicar. As is the 20-something worldview that caused Goethe to lose his temper on more than one ocassion.

As I type I am surrounded by most of the pack which has already split the two indestructible rubber toys I bought today while restocking the mousebird seed. First the squeakers were killed – the absence of squeakers is very important to the mental health of the pack – and now they are chewing the indestructible rubber, red and green, to bits. Of course anyone who has a dog knows that rubber is not indestructible but still we buy worthless but expensive toys for our angels hoping to teach them to bring it back instead of going off to the far lawn to gloat.

The pugs are chewing noisily on scraps of the same toy. Everyone’s shit will be red and green for Christmas.

@Benedick: “Everyone’s shit will be red and green for Christmas.”

That needs to go on a Christmas card.


Hi Guys!

It occurs to me, having read the posts over the past few days that there are all kinds of families.

Thanks for being part of mine.

May that which you revere bring you many blessings in the new year.
Enjoy the holiday, and all my love!


Auntie Tommmcatt


@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: When I get back from my family vacation, or they get good and sick of me, whichever comes first, let’s abduct Cassandra from the cruel dungeon where she works and drink some mojitos.

@Benedick: My take is that middle age ain’t what it used to be. There’s an All in the Family episode where Archie turns — gasp! — fifty, and looks like he’s ready for the abbatoir. I’ll probably look like that around seventy.

@Benedick: Did you listen to your song I posted?

nojo knows I loves him, or I wouldn’t give him so much shit. That’s the hallmark of dysfunctional families. Oh, and this.

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: May the New Year bring you lots of new pron featuring hawt Asian men.

@Benedick: We’ve already gone through half of the kids’ inheritancelunch money on chew toys, and the pup isn’t even at 4 months.

New holiday tradition at Chez Nabisco: local pickup pizza (no home delivery) and the Colbert Christmas special (this year I had to talk seriously about the Willie Nelson/weed jokes for the eldest). Tomorrow is more trad: pigs ‘n blankets in the morning, roast beast at 2pm when the family arrives. Oh, and loads of crap under the tree – and trains!

ADD: Warm, happy and healthy winter solstice to you all.

@SanFranLefty: All I need is a little more Johnny Angel and I’m good…

@Nabisco: +3.

@JNOV has a right to be hostile (it’s a book, okay?): I didn’t understand. Was it some Republican convention anthem from the olden times and was Marvin(Arvin? Garvin? Darwin?) Richard Nixon? So where was Bebe with the booze?

To honor the birth of baby Jesus the hubby and I watched The Sound of Music on the TV. This is how my people honor the christ child, we take down the drapes and make coverings for him and bicycle about Salzburg. You know what I never got before? (No! you cry) Do, a deer. is Edelweiss is Lonely Goatherd. Lovely lovely construction. Though watching the movie, which is superbly well done, I found myself transfixed by J Andrews’s weird bangs and the off-shoulder djuzh of Eleanor Parker’s Edith Head gowns (BTW, excellent tailoring on C Plummer’s bum-freezer jackets).

It seems that when God laid me in my own particular manger he declared, Let there be Gay! And lo, here am I. Amen.

Merry Xmas all.

Today, I spent a few hours taking care of my sister who is sick with what seems to be the Norwak virus (both ends, ugh.) Had to cook for her and take her temperature, etc (she lives with my parents who are currently out of the country on a trip.) Thanks to her poor choice in eating establishments, my Xmas plans now consist of me cooking for me as my sister recovers while eating nothing but the gruel I made for her as I have home made smoked salmon canapes, a pile of veggies, roast potatoes and a smoked turkey drumstick (assuming I don’t catch the virus myself.)

Santa’s in Sandy Eggo! And he brought me an extra pair of socks for my Birks! Thanks, Santa! Have some orange soda!

OMFG at this exact moment, NORAD says Santa is over Wasilla, AK.

@nojo: Consider us the strategy formulating bears lying in wait to steal those Birks (both pairs). We’ll replace them with Hammer pants.

@SanFranLefty: Can he see Russia and make another round? He kinda cheaped out on Russian and Chinese kids.

@ManchuCandidate: Oy! Chicken Soup (you can do this! And you might be needing it…):

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds), breast removed and split, remaining chicken cut into 2-inch pieces
1 medium onion , cut into medium dice
2 quarts boiling water
Table salt
2 bay leaves
1 large carrot , peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 medium rib celery , sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 medium leek , rinsed thoroughly, quartered lengthwise, then sliced thin crosswise
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup orzo
1/4 pound asparagus , ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
1/4 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon
Ground black pepper


1. Heat oil in large soup kettle. When oil shimmers and starts to smoke, add chicken breast halves; sauté until brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add chopped onions to kettle; sauté until colored and softened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to medium bowl; set aside. Add half of chicken pieces; sauté until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with onions. Sauté remaining chicken pieces. Return onions and chicken pieces (excluding breasts) to kettle. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until chicken releases its juices, about 20 minutes. Increase heat to high; add boiling water along with both breast halves, 2 teaspoons salt, and bay leaves. Return to simmer, then cover and barely simmer until chicken breasts are cooked and broth is rich and flavorful, about 20 minutes.

2. Remove chicken breasts from kettle; set aside. When cool enough to handle, remove skin from breasts, then remove meat from bones and shred into bite-size pieces; discard skin and bone. Strain broth; discard bones. Skim fat from broth, reserving 2 tablespoons. (Broth and meat can be covered and refrigerated up to 2 days.)

3. Return soup kettle to medium-high heat. Add reserved chicken fat. Add carrot, celery, and leek; sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add thyme, along with broth and chicken; simmer until vegetables are tender and flavors meld, 10 to 15 minutes. Add orzo, asparagus, and peas and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Adjust seasonings, stir in tarragon, and serve.

@Benedick: Clearly (nonsense lawyer bullshit-alert term) you need to listen to it until your ears bleed to get the full meaning of the ditty.

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