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Well, we’ve all made it through another Apocalypse. Looks like we’re not going to be let off the hook that easily. Doomsday preppers who’ve gone underground can come out now. All those people in Turkey and China heading to the magical mountain to escape can go home. The history channel can stop running all those Doomsday scenarios.  Michigan must be relieved to send all those kids back to school.

…….it is only fair to point out that what is amusing for me is not amusing for others. Here in Michigan, the panic is actually causing schools to close.

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ)- Thousands of students will have an extra long holiday break after school administrators in at least two Michigan counties decided to cancel classes because of talk surrounding the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut and rumors connected to the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world.

Schools closed due to talk.

Nice for the teachers to have a holiday, huh?

Breaking news from Gateway Pundit; Jon Hammar is being released today! The US Marine has been languishing in a Mexican prison for 4 months.

Yesterday, Bill O’Reilly and two US Republican Representatives threatened a boycott of Mexico if Jon Hammar was not released by Christmas.
This morning- Jon’s mother said her son would be released today.

It seems the extortion money for his release won’t have to be paid after all. Congrats to O’Reilly and the R-word Reps for making a big noise.

Head over to MOTUS for some great ideas for dinner. Check out all the threads for great  snark and some culinary delights. MOTUS never disappoints.  http://www.michellesmirror.com/ ht to Annie’sMomMOTUS-ICON-BLUE FRAME-EMPTY-200

Looks as if ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is getting controversial. “The Pentagon inspector general determined this  week that Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers provided Ms. Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal with  the restricted name of a U.S. special operations officer who helped plan the  raid.” The State Dept had better hurry and apologize for hurting the feelings of Islamists. But, I doubt whether the apologies will be accepted. Maybe Obama can make another apology tour to soothe the sensitivities of the mullahs and tell them how great Islam is and how much they’ve contributed to the world. He could even reiterate how the people of the US can learn a lot from them.

U.S. on alert for Islamist ire to ‘Zero Dark  Thirty’

Film depicts harsh interrogation methods

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/20/us-on-alert-for-islamist-anger-to-zero-dark-thirty/#ixzz2FheeBixN

Everyone should just ignore Times Person of the Year.

 It’s impossible to think of a less interesting, more predictable choice than Barack Obama, who also won the award four years ago. Perhaps there’s someone who wasn’t aware that Obama’s reelection was the big story of the year, and perhaps he will pick up this issue during a routine dentist’s office visit in a few weeks and raise his eyebrows. But I doubt it……..

Pretty much says how I feel about the choice.

Update; BO and co make it to HA…. “The president and the first family do not have any public scheduled events while they are in the islands, but Oahu motorists should expect unannounced delays as the presidential motorcade travels around the island.”

HA 2012Don’t they look happy?

“Obama stay here may be cut shorter than usual since he leaves Washington without having a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1.”  You can bet MO won’t be leaving with him. No one cuts short her fun for any reason.

 

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30 Comments

  1. srdem65

    Sadly, only the good die young, so we’re all here still.
    There’ll be no snow where I live, but 100 miles north of here the ski slopes are open and running.

    • You’re a good person….absolutely!
      Smart and funny too…we love you on this blog ;)

    • LOL srdem, never thought of it that way :D We old farts will live forever !

  2. Carole

    Merry Christmas to all the dear birdies. May 2013 be good to you and full of wonerful happenings. May God be with you and bless you and your loved ones.

    • Where have you been? We missed you!
      A very Merry Christmas to you as well…

      • Carole

        My husband’s Parkinson’s has progressed. I had to stop doing a long term sub job to take care of him. I have had the Visiting Angel’s service provider come to our home to start him with 4 hours of a trained care provider 3 days a week so that I can get some sleep, do chores and go shopping for food. I am running on very little sleep and down time. Thank you Lynn II for caring. It helps to know that there is still the Christmas spirit by real dedicated American supporters such as the birdies.

        • Oh Carole, I am so very sorry…my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband…be strong. We’re all thinking of you!

        • Stop in when you can…we’re here for moral support. Take care, get some rest…

  3. No photos…butt the interwebs today have been buzzing about Mooch & the Wee Wons already in Hawaii. According to the online schedule, Sidwell didn’t vacay until today. So…the whole family left tonight. I prefer to complain about the real facts…not the rumors.

    http://missoulian.com/news/national/obama-and-family-fly-to-hawaii-for-christmas/article_6fe25f56-a8fe-58d1-b7e4-e210e6826449.html

    • They left 90 minutes after his speech on the “fiscal cliff”….

  4. It’s all about him….always…even at someones’s funeral…

    • Slate thinks the same way I do…. :D

      “Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in Congress for half a century representing Obama’s birth state of Hawaii.

      Inouye was a Japanese-American war hero (he lost an arm in World War II, destroying his dream of becoming a surgeon), and as a senator he served on the Watergate committee, helped rewrite our intelligence charter after scandals, and was chairman of the Senate committee that investigated the Iran-Contra affair. It’s the kind of material any eulogist could use to give a moving sense of the man and his accomplishment. But President Barack Obama’s remarks at Inouye’s funeral service were a bizarre twirl around his own personal Kodak carousel.”…….

      “Obama acknowledges that as a young person he was unaware of politics, and thus Inouye. But then something important happened that made young Obama pay attention to the first man to be elected to Congress from Hawaii after it joined the union. When Obama was 11 years old he went on vacation with his family, and those paying their respects to Inouye got to hear a long description of this amazing trip, from Seattle to Kansas, from Disneyland to Yellowstone. They heard of the young Obama’s happiness whenever the motel had a pool or an ice machine. And finally, as the people must have been twitching in the pews wondering where this was all going, we get back to the late senator.

      It turns out the Watergate hearings were taking place at that time, too, and Obama’s mother watched them in their various hotel rooms. It surprised young Obama to see that a man of Japanese descent was a senator. Little did most people know that the most important thing to come out of the Watergate hearings was that Obama, with his mixed-race background, saw in Inouye a hint of “what might be possible in my own life.” That Obama in some way may have been inspired to a political career by a man who overcame prejudice and later became Obama’s colleague is a fine point to make. But it is an incidental one to the life being celebrated.

      http://hotair.com/archives/2012/12/22/slate-to-obama-enough-about-you-already/

  5. Once again the creepy groping of the girls. I raised four girls, no way as a teen they would have let their dad do that in public, or me for that matter! He would actually love to be waving his middle finger at us, but knows its bad optics.

    • I’m surprised the girls let anyone get close enough…..teens usually walk 50 feet ahead or behind. None of them like being seen with their parents. LOL :D

  6. The one video game I don’t like and wouldn’t purchase is “Grand Theft Auto”.
    “Halo” or “Assassin’s Creed” and even “Call of Duty” are ok as far as I’m concerned. All three have a ‘good vs. evil’ type theme to them. The new ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is based on the American Revolution. The assassin is a native American and fights on the side of Washington against King George’s army. There are no military assault guns in that game. Halo’s dominate character is the “Master Chief” (Navy).
    We can’t bubble wrap our kids and pretend there is no evil in the world. We can’t put blame on guns, videos, or movies. Families have to take responsibility for their kids. It’s not the job of government. Parents are supposed to deal with age appropriate gaming, toys, movies, etc;. Banning is not going to stop violence. All the finger pointing will not make anyone bent on commiting a violent act or murder stop.
    Even the NRA got that wrong.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/12/22/video-game-violence-and-our-shrink-wrapped-society/

  7. “Start every day with an attitude of gratitude. None of us knows how much more time we have here. Live and love with all your heart. Be the kind of person your parents and children can be proud of. There are no do overs.”

    Ace has it down….take some of his advice….it works! :D

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/335824.php

  8. Merry Christmas to all Birdies!! Here’s hoping 2013 will be a good year for all of you!!

    P.S. My son somewhere outside the wire in Afghanistan sent us an address, so we sent him two packages–two days after they went out he emailed me to say NOT to send anything since the mail service is unreliable (sigh) so I don’t know if he’ll have anything for Christmas. Where ever he is he says it is cold, wet and depressing–I’m clinging to the hope he’ll get the package containing the thermal socks at least. . .

    • srdem65

      Don’t worry. The most expensive gift can’t compare to the gift of love that you send him every day. His physical being might be in a cold, wet environment, but his heart is warmed by the thought of his family and the knowlege that he will be with them soon enough.

    • We’ll hold your son in our hearts and prayers until he’s returned safely to you.
      I agree with srdem, the mails may be unreliable, but your love for him isn’t. :)

    • Merry Christmas to you, Nellyq…and double those wishes to your hero son. I hope the one box that gets through is his! :)

  9. “I try to remember that this is the time when the White House is truly the people’s house,’ she said.”……..I’ve got some news for MO…it’s the people’s house all year long, for the past four years, and when both of them are gone….and she would do well to keep that in mind….it certainly isn’t ‘her’ house….what a ditz…. :(

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252357/Hostess-Chief–Michelle-Obama-says-shes-throwing-Lets-Move-campaign-window-family-good-holiday-stuffing.html#ixzz2FseloNHS

  10. Carole

    May all the birdies have a wonderful Christmas and many, many blessings in 2013.

  11. Waiting for 2012

    All I had to say to the idiots on yahoo comments, regarding Tagg Romney’s comment that his dad did not want the job:

    “He ran because he thought he could save our country. That’s good enough for me.

    It think it says a lot about Mitt Romney as a man. He didn’t relish the job, but felt obligated to do so–at the expense of his personal life. I still admire him–even more so now. America made a HUGE mistake not electing him. Four more years of Obama’s failed and dangerous policies will kill our country.”

    • Waiting for 2012

      And don’t forget the boob belt! (And the print, though in black and white, is too wild for a funeral.)

    • Great close up of MO fixing his tie….gives a whole new meaning to gak!
      Looks as if she is growing a new chin too!

  12. Waiting for 2012

    OMG–look at the hemline on her funeral dress! Shameful, even for a Worst Lady, such as MOO!

    http://www.michellesmirror.com/

    • OMG….raggedy, thready and ugly as it gets…Worst Lady is right! LOL :D

  13. Merry Christmas Lynn II and all the wonderful Birdies. I am so thankful to have “met” you, and I enjoy visiting with you every day, even if I don’t always post. Lynn II, you have done an awesome job with the site, and I have learned so much from you and all the other Birdies. I wish you and everyone here, a very Merry Christmas and peace, health and joy in the new year.

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