Water heater stopped working a couple days ago. Had to wait until today to call the landlord. Having DW call, because I might say the wrong thing and get us evicted from Casa Pistol. The driveway didn’t get shoveled after the last snow, so SS went out and shoveled by hand yesterday. We’re heating water on the stove to wash with, so we don’t go near anybody who isn’t family. All in all, a wonderful day. Today eldest is coming with her family. She had a houseful yesterday so we’re getting together today, when we can spend more time together.
In other news, Christmas was better for millions of Christians than it has been for years. What makes the mood brighter is that soon we’ll be rid of the hateful creature that’s been ruining the country for the last eight years.
Free Of ISIS, Christians In Qaraqosh And Bartella, Iraq Are Finally Able To Celebrate Christmas
The Iraqi Christian town of Bartella was liberated in October by Iraqi forces after two years of ISIS control. After ISIS took over the town, its residents were forced to flee to camps, and various Christian religious symbols at their church were destroyed. Shortly after the town was finally freed, a video of residents making a cross for their church and ringing the church bells for the first time in years went viral.
THE FAKE NEWS DOESN’T STOP, EVEN ON CHRISTMAS
Dem ‘Fake News’ Even On Christmas: RNC “Refers To Trump As ‘King’, Compares To Jesus”
Matt McDermott is a Democrat pollster and his own words pusher of ‘propaganda’. I think this qualifies:
What Matt McDermott apparently doesn’t understand is that Christians say this each year, welcoming the new King, Jesus. What it reveals is not that RNC is trying to pitch Trump as King, but that McDermott and other Democrats don’t understand this simple concept.
The response to the statement was swift. Jonathan Chait, a liberal writer for New York magazine, said, “The distinction between a president and a king is not trivial.” Kyle Griffin, a producer for MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” tweeted, “No joke—This line is actually in the RNC’s Christmas message.” And Politico reporter Glenn Thrush quoted the statement and wrote “#KEOTUS,” meaning “King-elect of the United States.”
The Trumps Celebrate Christmas Services at Church Where They Married
The Trumps received communion at the service and returned back to their beachside resort around 12:30 AM., reported the New York Post.
THE LEFT MADE SUCH A HUGE DEAL OUT OF CLAIMING OBAMA WAS A CHRISTIAN. DID HE ATTEND CHURCH EVEN ONCE IN 8 YEARS?
IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME IF HE PRAYED 5 TIMES A DAY WITH HIS HEAD ON THE FLOOR AND HIS ASS IN THE AIR….EXCEPT WHEN HE WAS GOLFING. IT WOULD HAVE MADE PUTTING DIFFICULT.
Christmas Day Blizzard Blast Could Put End To Anti-DAPL Campsites
The National Weather Service reported Saturday that a massive blizzard is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on the protester’s encampment. The storm could bring with it 45 to 55 mph winds throughout Monday.
THINK THESE MORONS MIGHT GET A CLUE IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON?
43 shot, 11 fatally, in Christmas weekend shootings in Chicago
Eleven men were killed and at least 32 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police.
US Should Not Only Defund UN But Withdraw From It
Let’s take our $3 billion and go.
The United States pays 22% of the total UN budget. What we get for our $3 billion a year is a corrupt organization whose dysfunctional and hostile agencies are united in opposing us around the world.
The United Nations does only two things consistently and effectively: waste money and bash Israel. Sometimes it manages to do both at the same time.
No wonder the UN Security Council just condemned them. Who wouldn’t rightfully be upset that Jews living in Jerusalem somehow causes poor Mohammed to batter his wife?
Jonah Goldberg: Obama Going Out the Door ‘Flipping The Middle Finger’ At Israel
He points out that this is where Obama’s heart has been all along, “Screwing Israel”
Supporter Of Samantha Power: She Watched Half a Million Arabs Die, Then Slammed Israel
For the duration of the seemingly endless Syrian civil war, she has figuratively fiddled while that country burns. Now, with one foot out the door from a tenure that has all but obliterated her once formidable reputation as an anti-genocide activist, she’s decided to kick Israel in the teeth.
Report: Obama To Have Kerry Lay Out Plan For ‘Peace’, Get UN Approval To Impose On Israel
ONE THING IS CERTAIN: MANY, MANY PEOPLE OF THE JEWISH FAITH ARE GIVING THANKS THAT THEY WILL SOON HAVE A POWERFUL FRIEND AND NOT A SWORN ENEMY IN AMERICA.
Yes, Clinton won the popular vote. Who cares? That was never, nor should it ever be, the measure that determines who is elected president. She knew it. Her supporters knew it. Her campaign knew it. They just chose not to campaign that way.
Call it arrogance or ignorance, but Hillary spent more time in California, a state she’d have won comfortably no matter what, than Wisconsin and Michigan in the final days of the election. She and her team made that choice, consciously. Just like she chose to call half of Trump’s supporters “a basket of deplorables” who, even worse, were “irredeemable.”
Imprisoned Blagojevich awaits Obama decision on commutation
One of the last chances for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to win early release from federal prison rests on a pending decision by the man whose Senate seat Blagojevich was convicted of trying to sell — President Barack Obama.
D.A. PATRICK FITZGERALD INDICTED POOR ROD BEFORE THE CORRUPTION COULD REACH THE BLACK PRINCE. BLAGO DIDN’T DO ANYTHING THAT ISN’T DONE EVERY DAY IN THE CESSPOOL OF A STATE I LIVE IN.
from Luke Chapter 2
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Co-workers surprise refinery security guard with an SUV for Christmas after realizing he rode a used bike with a flashlight taped to it to work
Security guard Adrian Alcorn was surprised with a Toyota Rav 4 for Christmas
He had been riding a used bike to work at Valero Texas City Refinery this year
Alcorn found the bike after his car broke down and he couldn’t afford to repair it
Co-workers at the refinery chipped in to surprise him with the SUV on Thursday
5,000-Year-Old Nativity Scene Found in Egypt
Ancient cave art in the Egyptian Sahara desert depicts two parents, a baby and a star in the east.
“It’s a very evocative scene which indeed resembles the Christmas nativity. But it predates it by some 3,000 years,” geologist Marco Morelli, director of the Museum of Planetary Sciences in Prato, near Florence, Italy, told Seeker.
Schertz police give 3-year-old ‘officer’ with leukemia a custom patrol vehicle
The department gathered donations from people within the department and from Walmart to purchase a miniature police Chevrolet Tahoe for Eli Hoag and a Razor scooter for his sister, Brooklyn.
How a Broken Organ and Two Musicians Blessed the World
For years we did not know exactly when he wrote “Silent Night” since the original manuscript was lost. However, in 1995 one manuscript in Mohr’s own handwriting was discovered. It shows conclusively that he wrote the words down as a poem in 1816, two years before it became a song.
Pizza delivery man finds a miracle at church
Two years ago, the father of three was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure. He would need a pump implanted into his chest that does 90% of the resting workload of the heart. Because the pump needs 24-hour power, Cammack has to wear a battery pack when he is out of the house, and must be plugged in when home.
“I need this to live,” Cammack said, patting the pack. “And medication.”
After sharing his story on stage, the magic started.
“Everyone got up out of their seats and came up to us and dropped money in the hat,” he said. “$1,456.”
“The world is good. It is full of goodness and kindness and people are just waiting to be able to express that in some way and be witness to that,” said Cammack. “It was phenomenal.”
But there’s more. On Monday, Devin got word from his doctor that he no longer needs a heart transplant because his treatment is working and his heart is beginning to return to a more manageable size. He will still require his implant for a while longer and lifelong medication.
Who Is St. Nicholas?
The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor,” Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.
A priest and a rabbi walk into a recording studio …
ONLY ONE MORE DAY UNTIL MEN START THEIR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
My rapier wit only manifests itself every so often
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