Ebenezer’s Return


     Hey!  I think something may have happened in the Senate today…I’m hearing they passed some kinda legislation.  Some Republican, whose last name rhymes with” Complainer”  called it bad names, which means it must be good for America. Good enough for me.  He said of it:

Not even Ebenezer Scrooge himself could devise a scheme as cruel and greedy as Democrats’ government takeover of health care

    I thought Ebenezer Scrooge “knew how to keep Christmas well if any man alive possessed the knowledge.”   Well… by the end of the book he did anyway.  And isn’t how you end at least as important as how you begin?  And who is being the Humbug here?  Why do you Hate, Rep. Boehner?  You are lying about this bills adding to the debt when it doesn’t, talking about it being a takeover of health care when it doesn’t, and saying the rest of the bill will be “hammered out in secret” when that is clearly not the case.  Who’s the Ebenezer Scrooge here?

    John Boehner is in fact Rep. Bah Humbug from The Tanning Salon, and he’s the only one who doesn’t know it. Watch a viddy with George C. Scott in “A Christmas Carol”

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    Hugs aren’t always a good thing.  Proof?

     A crazy woman, who apparently wanted to “hug the Pope” was arrested, as she broke through a security barrier, rushed the pope and managed to pull the man to the ground, even with a security guard draped on her.   An 87 year old french cardinal broke his leg falling away from the melee,  although the good news here is that the Pontiff, unhurt, went on with the procession and said mass.  The woman is currently in the custody of Vatican police.  Maybe she was thinking about this?  Who knows…

      First Italian security lets through a man who flattens Prime Minister Berlusconi with a statuette, and now a woman attempts to hug the pontiff with such vigor that bones are broken. One wonders how much training their security officers get. 

      Silly humans.  People are strange, even on Christmas. 

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      I’m watching Santa on Norad’s Santa tracker.  Apparently at 10:00pm New York time, The big fat red bastard is currently flying over greenland.  Two minutes ago he was over Rio De Janeiro.  The man has some hella afterburners on that sleigh.  No wonder Norad follows him.  They wanna find out how he gets that sleigh flying that fast. 

    Maybe it’s all the blow those reindeer do.  Who knows? 

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    I’m done.  Later.

Today’s nuggets, from Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, Via wikiquote:  There are some upon this earth of yours,” returned the Spirit, “who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all our kith and kin, as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us.

Gentlemen of the free-and-easy sort, who plume themselves on being acquainted with a move or two, and being usually equal to the time-of-day, express the wide range of their capacity for adventure by observing that they are good for anything from pitch-and-toss to manslaughter; between which opposite extremes, no doubt, there lies a tolerably wide and comprehensive range of subjects

He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!

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