Joni Mitchell’s Classic Bittersweet Christmas Song: “River” (Official Music Video)

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Just in time for Christmas, Joni Mitchell has debuted the first official music video for “River,” her wistful contribution to the Christmas songbook, taken from her landmark 1971 album Blue.

Animation by Skazka Studios
Directed by Matvey Rezanov, in memory of his father Mikhail Rezanov

Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) has been nominated for the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Historical Album. It is the 17th Grammy nomination Mitchell has received since her first in 1969. To date, she has won nine Grammy Awards. That could change on Monday, January 31 when the 64th Annual Grammy Awards show will be broadcast live on CBS.

A few days before the show, the Recording Academy will honor Mitchell as its 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year during a star-studded event on January 29. Jon Baptiste, Black Pumas, Brandi Carlile, Leon Bridges, Mickey Guyton, Herbie Hancock, Graham Nash, Maggie rogers, and James Taylor are among the artists set to perform at the show, which will raise funds for MusiCares’ charitable programs and relief efforts.

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Welcome to the official YouTube channel of Joni Mitchell, whose songs “River,” “Both Sides Now,” “California,” and albums ‘Clouds,’ ‘Ladies of the Canyon’ and ‘Blue’ compose only a fragment of a multi-disciplinary artistic output that has been embraced across generations, inspired multitudes of artists, and earned every conceivable accolade.

One of the world’s most remarkable and beloved artists, Mitchell has influenced musicians across a vast cross-section of genres with her ethereal songs that reflect social and environmental ideals. The prolific singer-songwriter-painter-poet has not only written and produced her music, but also designed most of her album covers and packaging. A journey into Joni Mitchell’s artistry is one of a highly original, harmonically innovative, and emotionally charged, familiar yet fresh adventure.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Dec 25, 2021 • 12:40:16pm

Friend just posted this:

“Alexa in my living room said, ‘Merry Christmas’ and Alexa on my tablet responded, ‘Thank you very much’ “

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EstebanTornado1963  Dec 25, 2021 • 12:40:44pm

Happy Holidays!

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Dave In Austin  Dec 25, 2021 • 12:41:08pm

I was thing of posting this up yesterday but it’s so darned sad……..

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BigPapa  Dec 25, 2021 • 12:42:57pm

A close friend of mine that passed some time ago was her lighting guy for a few years. He beamed when he spoke of the moments and shows that turned out perfect. He also said she was one of the nicest and most genuinely kinds souls on this earth. Thank you for being so nice to Colin, Joni.

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Belafon  Dec 25, 2021 • 12:45:14pm

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BigPapa  Dec 25, 2021 • 12:45:20pm
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Dave In Austin  Dec 25, 2021 • 12:47:02pm
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BigPapa  Dec 25, 2021 • 12:51:53pm

re: #7 Dave In Austin

Some nice Saturday Afternoon funky riffage.

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lawhawk  Dec 25, 2021 • 12:57:38pm

Tilda Swinton and libraries. Who wore it better:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:03:43pm

JFC, what is wrong with ACLU?

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:05:09pm
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The Squire of Logos  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:09:51pm

re: #9 lawhawk

When I initially read that I though it was TSU’s Library “Leaning” center. Would be a somewhat appropriate name. Might even be a nickname amongst students!

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JC1  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:10:24pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC, what is wrong with ACLU?

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Sarcasm?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:13:58pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

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If there is anything that needs to behind a tag, I would say that qualifies.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:15:24pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC, what is wrong with ACLU?

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What’s the problem?

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Teddy's Person  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:17:08pm

re: #6 BigPapa

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And journalists too. The New York Times breathlessly reports that they’re reinventing radio dramas as an original idea.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:17:15pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Does that asshole really still get to call himself Speaker?

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:20:19pm
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Romantic Heretic  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:20:35pm

re: #15 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

What’s the problem?

My understanding is that the texts involved were between Project Veritas and their lawyers.

Attorney/client privilege. Which is kind of important.

When I first read about it I wasn’t happy. It is Project Veritas after all. But these are private communications between them and their lawyers.

The law has to protect everybody or it protects nobody.

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A Cranky One  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:22:12pm

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

Does that asshole really still get to call himself Speaker?

Speaker for the Dread.

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Jay C  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:22:41pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC, what is wrong with ACLU?

Sorry, gotta disagree.
Even though it’s Project Veritas (who deserve nothing but hard luck and trouble on general principles, to say the least), if there’s an issue over the NYT’s obtaining their shit, it’s gotta be properly adjudicated by a court. And that’s the ACLU’s job : even though PV should go vigorously get fucked, IMHO, the next time it might be someone less loathsome….

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JC1  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:23:57pm

re: #19 Romantic Heretic

My understanding is that the texts involved were between Project Veritas and their lawyers.

Attorney/client privilege. Which is kind of important.

When I first read about it I wasn’t happy. It is Project Veritas after all. But these are private communications between them and their lawyers.

The law has to protect everybody or it protects nobody.

The law protects people from a court ordering the release of this info by the lawyer and from the info being used in a court case. The law does not prevent NYT or anyone else from publishing said info unless it can be shown that NYT obtained it illegally. It’s on veritas and their lawyers to keep their shit secret; if it gets leaked they can’t cry privilege. This was an absurd ruling by the judge.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:27:41pm

re: #22 JC1

The law protects people from a court ordering the release of this info by the lawyer and from the info being used in a court case. The law does not prevent NYT or anyone else from publishing said info unless it can be shown that NYT obtained it illegally. It’s on veritas and their lawyers to keep their shit secret; if it gets leaked they can’t cry privilege. This was an absurd ruling by the judge.

For what it’s worth, the Times has denied that they obtained it illegally. This could be a whistleblower situation.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:28:48pm

This judge has a history of rulings favoring conservative plaintiffs, by the way.

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lawhawk  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:30:50pm

My favorite Christmas song (which is also anti-commercialism for Christmas). I got to meet Greg backstage at an ELP tour and he was gracious with the fans. Both he and Keith have passed on, and Carl is looking to do some kind of virtual tour using previously filmed footage.

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JC1  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:32:24pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

For what it’s worth, the Times has denied that they obtained it illegally. This could be a whistleblower situation.

It’s a ‘known fact’ in right wing circles that the FBI leaked the info to NYT. Of course there’s no evidence of it, and even if that were the case, NYT could still publish it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:45:15pm

I think I have a Christmas tradition. For the last several years, the Canadian SyFy channel shows all the Harry Potter films over three days. Every year we watch them all. I guess after this many years we have our own tradition now.

Happy Holidays, all.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:46:16pm

re: #26 JC1

It’s a ‘known fact’ in right wing circles that the FBI leaked the info to NYT. Of course there’s no evidence of it, and even if that were the case, NYT could still publish it.

I think it’s more likely the memos came from someone at one of the law firms involved or at Project Veritas. They exposed some very sleazy practices, by both PV and their lawyers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:46:48pm
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JC1  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:47:25pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

I think it’s more likely the memos came from someone at one of the law firms involved or at Project Veritas. They exposed some very sleazy practices, by both PV and their lawyers.

Oh, I agree. Just pointing out what the other side is thinking. This will very likely get smacked down on appeal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:48:22pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:52:06pm

They thought they could prevent their cats from wrecking the Christmas tree if they hung it from the ceiling. They thought wrong.

Hanging Christmas Tree Doesn’t Deter Kitty || ViralHog

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:53:29pm

A bit optimistic I think but it could happen.

I am not a huge fan of Beto but I will, of course, support him if he is the nominee.
The AR-15 ban promise was reckless, unnecessary and, overall, the wrong hill to die on. Nevertheless, there is enough overlap between AR-15 owners and anti-vaxx nuts that a good many of them may be ineligible to vote by November (ie dead). That could help swing things Beto’s way. That he will be a better governor than Abbott goes without saying since practically anyone would be better than a mass murdering satan.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:53:46pm

O_o

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lawhawk  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:57:51pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rudy’s son shows as much grasp of facts and reality as his dad, which is to say, none.

Andrew’s only reason to run is to curry favor with Trump by holding out the possibility that he’d pardon Trumpworld for all the criminal conduct they’ve engaged in over the past several years. Quid pro quo to help daddy for good measure.

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nines09  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:59:02pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 1:59:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:03:31pm

welp

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nines09  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:13:15pm

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

Does that asshole really still get to call himself Speaker?

Just as every past President is called “President”. And Trump would be President Trump also…
HURLLLLLLL…
All better…
But Newt never uses his full title, and I’m not sure why….
“Newt, Forever Disgraced Former Speaker Of The House And Two Time Adulterer That We Know Of, Gingrich.”

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Dangerman  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:23:00pm

hey, everyone:

MWAH

(yes, much wine has been consumed).

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ckkatz  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:23:27pm

.

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Dangerman  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:25:37pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

welp

[Embedded content]Burkburnett man killed in apparent accidental moronic, stupid, loss of control of weapon shooting, one arrested*

*who should lose his freedom, finances, and future having demonstrated he cannot control his weapon at all times

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:33:31pm

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:35:18pm

It’s 84 here right now. The whole county has been teleported to Australia for Christmas.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:39:04pm

re: #44 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

It’s 84 here right now. The whole county has been teleported to Australia for Christmas.

35F/1.6C and dropping here in Twin. Brrrrrrrrr.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:40:18pm

re: #44 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

re: #45 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

The weather in Philly:
weather.gov

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:40:44pm
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BigPapa  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:40:49pm

I’m not going to tell you wat the temp is in Hawaii. It’s cold though. I *might* wear pants.

So here’s a big bird giving a shark the ride of it’s life. Probably the last ride of it’s life.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:51:27pm

Her bullshit is still there.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 25, 2021 • 2:56:04pm

re: #49 Dread Pirate Ron

But if the vaccines work, there is (in many cases) no disease to treat.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:03:13pm

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

But if the vaccines work, there is (in many cases) no disease to treat.

and the idiots pretend that the treatments always work AND have no side effects. So f stupid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:05:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:08:33pm
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Dave In Austin  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:10:21pm

re: #48 BigPapa

Not an Eagle……. Osprey

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:14:35pm

re: #48 BigPapa

I’m not going to tell you wat the temp is in Hawaii. It’s cold though. I *might* wear pants.

So here’s a big bird giving a shark the ride of it’s life. Probably the last ride of it’s life.

Soon to be shark sushi.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:17:20pm

re: #2 EstebanTornado1963

I would say Trump but he lied about being a billionaire.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:18:08pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:25:19pm

Merry Christmas everyone. Quiet day in the household.

In the 40s and rain all day here in western NY state.

A good day to spend time with family. Good food and playing board or card games.

I question my niece’s sense of humor at times.
Santa brought everyone socks! (I got the cat ones.)
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Jay C  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:27:45pm

We were somewhat amazed to see what Mike Huckabee is up to lately, he is hawking some schlocky sleep aid on TV (Hallmark Channel) - I guess they’re assuming that their audience is going to be more impressed by ol’ Huck as a Former Governor, and forget his “real” career as Internet Troll and Right-Wing Laughingstock…

As bad as Mrs. Jay’s sleep issues are, she was sure enough that she wouldn’t trust MIke Huckabee’s word for a nanosecond…..

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darthstar  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:29:32pm

It’s official. The boys like caviar on blinis. I gave them each a second one just to be sure.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:31:56pm
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darthstar  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:32:23pm

I fancied up my Yippee Kai Yay, Melon Farmer t-shirt with a coat. And yes I know the top ornament is leaning I still need to fix that before people come over for dinner.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:33:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:37:24pm
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nines09  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:37:50pm

re: #48 BigPapa

Did a quick search and it’s from Myrtle Beach SC and it’s an Osprey. In Fenwick Island Delaware, right next to Ocean City Maryland, we used to stay at an oceanside rental cottage one or two weeks a summer. There was always Osprey hunting right in front of us for a few hours a day.
They would glide and circle and then do a drop that increased in speed until they slammed into the water.
Then they would raise up out of the water and just SHAKE that water off.
Never saw one come up without a fish. Not one. For over a decade. Not. One.
And if you look at that video, Ospreys always fly with their prey head first. Aerodynamics.
Ospreys are engineers of air and space and beautiful to watch.
They would fly right over us back to the bays behind us where the nests were.
And then come back and impress us again.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:41:31pm

The Associated Press reports: Florida hit a new record in the pandemic for the second day in a row as the state reported 32,850 daily new cases on Saturday. Only a day earlier, with 31,758 new daily cases reported, Florida broke its previous record of more than 27,000 cases set in August during the height of the delta wave in …

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:42:53pm

This is the most recent one in a series of creepy shorts.

Smiling Woman 6 | Short Horror Film

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:44:57pm
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jeffreyw  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:45:14pm

Chili Oil Fried Rice

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:49:39pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:51:01pm

Busy canning season at my brother’s place. Lots of pickles and tomato sauce

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:52:11pm

re: #66 Dread Pirate Ron

“Don’t Fauci My Florida.”

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:52:13pm

re: #70 Charles Johnson

Birb?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:53:07pm
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sagehen  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:57:06pm

re: #59 Jay C

We were somewhat amazed to see what Mike Huckabee is up to lately, he is hawking some schlocky sleep aid on TV (Hallmark Channel) - I guess they’re assuming that their audience is going to be more impressed by ol’ Huck as a Former Governor, and forget his “real” career as Internet Troll and Right-Wing Laughingstock…

As bad as Mrs. Jay’s sleep issues are, she was sure enough that she wouldn’t trust MIke Huckabee’s word for a nanosecond…..

For awhile in 2008 he tried to cosplay as a decent man, a “compassionate conservative” with an awareness of history.

When race came up in that race, he talked about he remembered segregation in his childhood and he was amazed black people weren’t a hundred times angrier than they seemed to be. When the Clintons were discussed, he pointed out that they worked through their marital issues, they stayed together, they raised a fine daughter, this was the admirable way to deal with adultery….

Didn’t last.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:57:32pm

Well I don’t think I’m going to need any ham for awhile.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:58:47pm
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wrenchwench  Dec 25, 2021 • 3:59:14pm

re: #73 PhillyPretzel

Birb?

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:00:10pm

re: #78 wrenchwench

Okay. That works.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:01:09pm

We have two outdoor cats, Vinny and Greg. They are full brothers. Here’s a (somewhat edited) pic of Vinny my wife took earlier today.

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Teddy's Person  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:01:40pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Several years ago when my youngest nephew was about 8, we were at my parents for Christmas. He and I decided to put on a play. I wrote one about the elves unionizing.

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wrenchwench  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:02:10pm

re: #79 PhillyPretzel

Okay. That works.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:02:24pm

Masterpiece has the Downton Abbey Movie on now. Watch with me via the live TV button.
whyy.org

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dat_said  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:03:25pm

re: #65 nines09


Ospreys are engineers of air and space and beautiful to watch…

Several years ago some fool decided the best way to get rid of their goldfish was to dump them into the small suburban lake in the park near my MN house. They thrived well enough to grow to 6 to 9 inches. Then the osprey and bald eagle discovered them.

Great fun watching them dive and catch.

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Jay C  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:12:47pm

re: #84 dat_said

Several years ago some fool decided the best way to get rid of their goldfish was to dump them into the small suburban lake in the park near my MN house. They thrived well enough to grow to 6 to 9 inches. Then the osprey and bald eagle discovered them.

Great fun watching them dive and catch.

Not much fun for the fish, though…..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:12:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:17:39pm
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Patricia Kayden  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:27:14pm

re: #83 PhillyPretzel

Enjoyed that movie!(although never watched the DA series). Now watching Willy Wonka.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:29:19pm

re: #88 Patricia Kayden

That is okay. Willy Wonka is good too.

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Nojay UK  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:30:38pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

Did he mention ESA who provided the launch vehicle, integration etc.? It’s a quid-quo-pro, EU scientists get time on the James Webb in exchange for ESA providing the launch vehicle plus services such as flight comms etc., but still a mention to “our friends in ESA who worked alongside NASA for years to make this happen” or some such would have been nice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:30:58pm
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A Cranky One  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:35:29pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:35:52pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:36:14pm
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Jay C  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:36:37pm

re: #87 Charles Johnson

Probably an artifact of the standard (and carefully crafted) wingnut attitude about the media: anything other than unquestioned fawning approval (of the “correct” side, of course) is to be taken as “hostility”, and diligently ignored.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:37:14pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:37:22pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:39:04pm

Well, it just got exciting,,,, everyone that is in my close circle have tested positive,,.all vaxxed and boosted.

I remain negative - I don’t think I believe…

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retired cynic  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:40:06pm

re: #98 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Oh no…

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Sherlock Hound  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:41:59pm

re: #92 A Cranky One

+1 for St. Trinian’s !

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A Mom Anon  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:46:19pm

re: #98 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Well damn it. I hope everyone remains asymptomatic and tests negative soon. Big hugs to you. ❤️

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William Lewis  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:47:28pm

In case anyone here is in need of a bit of really great reading, Dave Grohl’s memoir “The Storyteller” is exquisite.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:49:46pm
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nines09  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:50:04pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:50:57pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:52:27pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:53:07pm

Currently at a Christmas dinner listening to my wife’s Aunt ranting about the Green New Deal.

Happy Holidays…

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A Mom Anon  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:53:17pm

re: #102 William Lewis

I started reading it and got side tracked, but it’s good. I am biased, I’ve been crushing on Dave for a long time, lol. But it’s a good book. So is From the Cradle to the Stage that he wrote with his mom.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:57:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 4:59:37pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

assuming his four kids are 6 or older, he’s getting $1,000 a month. Any of those kids younger, it’s a little bit more.

all thanks to “Brandon”…

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nines09  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:00:26pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

snowflakes

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sagehen  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:00:58pm

re: #102 William Lewis

In case anyone here is in need of a bit of really great reading, Dave Grohl’s memoir “The Storyteller” is exquisite.

That’s part of my recent Amazon shopping spree. I also bought Miami Steve’s Unrequired Infatuations, Willie Nelson’s Letters to America, Springsteen/Obama Renegades, the 1619 Project and The Matter of Black Lives (both compilations of some previously published material and newer essays).

If you can track down any of the TV interviews Springsteen and Obama did to promote the book, they’re so sweet together, talking about how “after a certain age, and a certain level of fame, it’s really hard to make new friends you can get close to.” This relationship apparently means a lot to both of them.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:04:10pm
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BigPapa  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:07:50pm

re: #54 Dave In Austin

Not an Eagle……. Osprey

An osprey is just a ghetto eagle.

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wrenchwench  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:08:58pm

re: #114 BigPapa

An osprey is just a ghetto eagle.

Ascending descended dinosaurs.

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BigPapa  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:15:33pm

BREAKING: I wore shorts. It was the right choice. Wife Unit in store with me in the chariot, windows down and no AC. It’s winter in Hawaii for sure. Tonight we stay in the fridgid up country where it may get down to the 50s. Coqui country.

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:18:12pm
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sagehen  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:21:45pm

re: #116 BigPapa

BREAKING: I wore shorts. It was the right choice. Wife Unit in store with me in the chariot, windows down and no AC. It’s winter in Hawaii for sure. Tonight we stay in the fridgid up country where it may get down to the 50s. Coqui country.

My parents were born and raised in NYC. I was born and raised in SoCal. The reason that happened is because Dad came to UCLA for his internship and residency, intending to move back to NY. after training But on Christmas Eve, after working a double shift, he walked out of the hospital in short sleeves, looked around the parking lot at all the the convertibles with the tops down, and the palm trees, and told himself “I don’t care if I never see Brooklyn again.” And he never did. “The only thing I’ll miss about Brooklyn is the Dodgers.” A year later, the trolley dodgers announced they were following him out there.

It was meant to be.

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:38:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:39:51pm
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plansbandc  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:40:46pm

My mother sent me a pic of me when I was probably about 4 or 5 with Santa.

I’m so very not impressed. :D

She also sent me my school pic when I was 15.

Might have to show ya’ll.

Merry Christmas!

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BigPapa  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:40:53pm

In my late 20s I honeymooned in Kauai. Wife was crashed out sleeping and I looked in the phone book at businesses that could employ me.

She left me a year later and a year after that I met a little sweetie who grew up in Hawaii. We visited Big Island and again, she was asleep and I’m in the phone book looking for businesses that could employ me.

7 months later I’m in 10 lanes of traffic on 101 in Palo Alto at 10:30 Monday morning. Cell phone rings.

‘This is super top secret’
‘Whos getting fired?’
‘Nobody’
‘Whos banging who?’
‘Dude it’s not like that.’
‘Then why the hush hush?’
‘That rumor of work in Hawaii is full bore. Would you consider going out and starting an office?’
‘Dont talk to anybody else. I’m your guy.’

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:42:31pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:42:47pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

There was a sign like that in the ER where I went last week after I sliced my hand.

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Jay C  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:45:03pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yet another winger who seems to equate “freedom of speech” with “freedom from criticism”…

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 25, 2021 • 5:52:15pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:00:36pm

Yuletide dinner is served.

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Dangerman  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:03:19pm

re: #49 Dread Pirate Ron

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Her bullshit is still there.

An iron lung is a “treatment”

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Rightwingconspirator  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:06:34pm

re: #127 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Looking Good!

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:07:39pm

re: #73 PhillyPretzel

Birb?

I picked that up from @darth.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:08:30pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson

I understand. I thought it was a typo.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:11:20pm

re: #129 Rightwingconspirator

Looking Good!

Thank you.

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The Pie Overlord!  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:12:26pm

People have freedom of speech to call you an asshole for using your freedom of speech in a way they don’t like. That’s kind of the definition of Freedom of Speech.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:15:59pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:16:27pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:16:55pm
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A Mom Anon  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:18:22pm

re: #126 Patricia Kayden

It’s so awful that this is where we are. I worry about parking lots for workers at hospitals and medical facilities/offices. I am blessed to live in an area with a big hospital and tons of specialty practices, labs, surgery centers etc. Lots of parking garages too. At night it was a little scary, leaving to come home from there the 12th to the 20th, but I am always a worried mom. But the world ain’t always kind either. So you develop radar.

I was lucky not to see people being assholes to medical professionals and all the other workers that make a hospital or any medical service operate. But I heard stories. And saw lots of exhausted people wanting to save lives and just being so tired. We took an already broken system and then tested it to the absolute limits by having shit for leadership in a pandemic. And then because we’re so special, citizens have decided they know better than doctors and nurses and decide assault and violence is just fine.

We should thank the heavens and stars that anyone wants to even do the jobs these people do every day. We’re so mean and ungrateful as a society, we have to do better.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:18:57pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

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Tell me about it. But is was so gooooooood.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:21:46pm

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:22:33pm

re: #137 A Mom Anon

We’re so mean and ungrateful as a society, we have to do better.

This is an essential point. The US could be leading the world into a better future, but greed and entrenched racism continues to sabotage every effort to make it happen.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:22:56pm

re: #139 Patricia Kayden

The Partridge Family. Yes I get it. You made me smile. Thanks.

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Belafon  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:25:19pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:27:10pm

re: #142 Belafon

A dog. From the distance it looks like a man.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:28:01pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:30:59pm

re: #144 Charles Johnson

Just proof that Trump and his GOP friends did not make this guy an asshole. He developed that talent on his own and it’s taken him to the now expected places.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:31:51pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:33:00pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:35:01pm

Vegetable Casserole (my pre-Xmas cooking)

My brother and sister-in-law make vegetarian galettes quite often for dinner. A savory tart built around roasted squash, beans, cheese, and onions this past Thanksgiving. I started emulating it as a casserole at home since skipping the pastry surround would be less carbs (and unfortunately not quite as tasty.)

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:36:27pm

And my brother repainted his garage earlier in the fall.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:36:35pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:38:44pm
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Patricia Kayden  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:47:59pm

re: #151 Charles Johnson

A thing of nightmares

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austin_blue  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:55:54pm

Blue may be the best album of the 1960’s.

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austin_blue  Dec 25, 2021 • 6:56:48pm

re: #151 Charles Johnson

Dead eyes.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:00:27pm

Night Lizards. Rest well.

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BigPapa  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:03:18pm

re: #154 austin_blue

Like a dolls eyes

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calochortus  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:03:43pm

re: #148 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

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My brother and sister-in-law make vegetarian galettes quite often for dinner. A savory tart built around roasted squash, beans, cheese, and onions this past Thanksgiving. I started emulating it as a casserole at home since skipping the pastry surround would be less carbs (and unfortunately not quite as tasty.)

Looks yummy, but yeah, the pastry would be excellent.
Might try something like that myself since we don’t feel compelled to eat meat at every meal and our son and daughter-in-law are vegetarians.

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calochortus  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:13:14pm

Yesterday was Xmas Eve dinner at our house-family and 2 close friends for a total of 10 3/4 people (10 adults, a toddler and an infant.) It was so nice to be able to gather again with vaccinated, boostered people. I spent the entire day in the kitchen, but it was totally worth it (plus we have leftovers to see us through a couple more days.)
Today we went over to our daughter and son-in-law’s, joined by son and daughter-in-law for the Opening of the Gifts-primarily grandkids’ gifts. Laid back and enjoyable, although the toddler in the group ended up overwhelmed and needing some quiet time, which she went off to enjoy by herself. She is surprisingly mature about needing some ‘time out’ and taking it.
The drive was a little less enjoyable as it was raining pretty heavily at times, but definitely worth it.

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A Cranky One  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:13:33pm

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A Mom Anon  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:14:46pm

re: #140 Charles Johnson
I think this is something we have to figure out how to fight effectively. There has to be a fight too, they won’t stop until they are stopped. They are mean, dumb and like being both. A lot. Consequences matter here, but how we fix this is a lot of things, not just one or two things. It’s exhausting.

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plansbandc  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:14:52pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:16:01pm

re: #157 calochortus

Looks yummy, but yeah, the pastry would be excellent.
Might try something like that myself since we don’t feel compelled to eat meat at every meal and our son and daughter-in-law are vegetarians.

Roasted squash and cannellini beans along with onions that have been sautéed for some caramelization. Rest of the filling I used was ricotta cheese, a beaten egg, and then more cheese (cubes of smoked gouda and both shredded gruyere and parmesan.) It reheats fairly well for use as leftovers as well.

I was also tossing in diced green chiles and a bit of cumin as a spicing change-up.

And I suspect that the cheese and egg “base” can handle a lot of other combinations with it.

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ckkatz  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:38:00pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

And he’s wearing crocs?

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calochortus  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:38:59pm

re: #162 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Roasted squash and cannellini beans along with onions that have been sautéed for some caramelization. Rest of the filling I used was ricotta cheese, a beaten egg, and then more cheese (cubes of smoked gouda and both shredded gruyere and parmesan.) It reheats fairly well for use as leftovers as well.

I was also tossing in diced green chiles and a bit of cumin as a spicing change-up.

And I suspect that the cheese and egg “base” can handle a lot of other combinations with it.

Thanks! I’ve made notes.

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ckkatz  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:42:53pm

re: #98 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Well, it just got exciting,,,, everyone that is in my close circle have tested positive,,.all vaxxed and boosted.

I remain negative - I don’t think I believe…

Sorry to hear this. I hope you remain negative. And I hope that they all have a full, fast, painless, and complete recovery.

And even though the puns with positive and negative just about write themselves, I’ll refrain from contributing.

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darthstar  Dec 25, 2021 • 7:47:22pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve done that a dozen times in practice. Takes about forty five minutes to offload a lift if the patrol works in small teams of three. A piece of bamboo and a flick of the arm is all it takes to get over the chair derailer and walk down to the next.

Then have someone climb the next tower to move the rope over. Bring the rescue t bar up and put someone on belay. Ten seconds later the skier is on the ground.

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gocart mozart  Dec 26, 2021 • 8:03:26am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

The ACLU is correct.


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