Christmas Presence.


  • December 25, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Let us hope not.

    • December 25, 2015 at 12:57 am

      Nah, It’s the Christmas Peace.

      Although, anyone can change…

      • December 25, 2015 at 2:41 am

        Better to have shown them kicking a soccer ball around in no-man’s land.

  • December 25, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I support Cruz — I contributed to his campaign — BUT…
    His fundraising organization is extremely annoying and off-putting. I just got ticked off enough at them to block all their e-mails.

    • December 25, 2015 at 12:29 am

      Get a “burner” Yahoo email address and use it for fund-raising emails and other stuff where you do not want to be bothered. Take a look at it every few months.

      • December 25, 2015 at 3:07 am
        Ed Woods

        A straight “dump” address can be handy., It just dumps everything in the bit bucket. Dummy addresses can be handy.

    • December 25, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Ditto. Calling his kids trained monkeys is tacky and uncalled for, but using his kids in a mildly funny sarcastic fund raising video invites comment. I figure at some point they’ll try to fundraise off him taking a crap. Really out of control.

      • December 25, 2015 at 1:41 pm
        Oliver Heaviside

        The thing I don’t get is, why the organ grinder theme? It’s a stupid cartoon, not to mention not being funny. I don’t get the cartoon at all, and even if I’d seen the ad I wouldn’t get the cartoon. Its just not funny….

  • December 25, 2015 at 12:38 am
    CAPT Mike

    Interesting; either Karma, serendipity or God has a sense of humor. Watched Casablanca earlier this evening.

  • December 25, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Mercy for the Beast
    Its in the dictionary between a couple words…

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  • December 25, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Merry Christmas, Chris and all of you dbd regulars!!

  • December 25, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Merry Christmas.

  • December 25, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Beautiful friendships do best with boundaries.

    As do neighbors and nations.

    • December 25, 2015 at 3:29 am

      Good fences make good neighbors.

      But there I am, back on politics again ^_^…

  • December 25, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Merry Christmas

  • December 25, 2015 at 3:07 am
    Ed Woods

    Merry Christmas, everybody!

  • December 25, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Merry Christmas all!

  • December 25, 2015 at 7:16 am
    Bill G

    A bit of mutual respect is a fine beginning.
    Merry Christmas, all!

  • December 25, 2015 at 7:50 am
    Unca Walt

    There It Is.

  • December 25, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Merry Christmas, everyone.



  • December 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  • December 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Merry Christmas!

  • December 25, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Merry Christmas Y’all!

  • December 25, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Lest we forget…

    Standing Watch

    I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.

    My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
    my daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
    Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
    Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

    My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
    Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep
    in perfect contentment, or so it would seem.
    So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

    The sound wasn’t loud, and it wasn’t too near,
    But I opened my eye when it tickled my ear.
    Perhaps just a cough, I didn’t quite know,
    Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

    My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
    and I crept to the door just to see who was near.
    Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
    Alone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

    A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old
    perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
    Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
    standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

    “What are you doing?” I asked without fear
    “Come in here this moment, it’s freezing out there!
    Put down your pack, brush the snow from your arm,
    you should be at home, this cold could do harm!”

    For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
    away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts,
    to the window that danced with a warm fire’s light
    then he sighed and he said “Its really all right,
    I’m out here by choice. I’m here every night”

    “Its my duty to stand at the front of the line,
    that separates you from the darkest of times.
    No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
    I’m proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

    My Gramps died at ‘Pearl on a day in December,”
    then he sighed, “That’s a Christmas ‘Gram always remembers.”
    My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ‘Nam
    and now it is my turn and so, here I am.

    • December 25, 2015 at 10:39 am
      Grunt GI

      Well Done..
      Merry Christmas everyone…remember they may be crazy relatives, but they’re your crazy relatives…and sisters will always stick together no matter what…

    • December 25, 2015 at 11:29 am
      John Egbert

      We sleep warm and comfortable in our beds because because rough men willingly stand ready to do violence on our behalf. May all of them — and all of you — enjoy the happiest Christmas ever . . .

    • December 25, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      A Merry and Peaceful Christmas to all my Brothers in Arms, especially the Silent Sentinels of the Northern Tier, 91 SMW.

  • December 25, 2015 at 10:56 am
    Spin Drift

    Merry Christmas everyone and especially to Mr. Chris who makes our little tribe of DBD’s run.

    Glad Tidings all;


  • December 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Merry Christmas Mr. Muir, and may God bless you and those you hold dear.

  • December 25, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Merry Christmas and peace on Earth to men (and women) of good will.

  • December 25, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    A Merry Christmas to all!

  • December 25, 2015 at 1:53 pm
    Chris Muir

    Merry Christmas to everyone!

  • December 25, 2015 at 1:56 pm
    Oliver Heaviside

    Peace be upon this earth. The change would be refreshing! 😉

    And yes, I count a few progressives among my friends. We share ultimate goals, even if we differ on methods. I suspect y’all do too….

  • December 25, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Merry and Blessed Christmas to all.

    Especially those who stand watch over us….both present and past.

  • December 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Christmas…a day made of and for Miracles.

    Best wishes and Merry Christmas to all.

  • December 25, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Merry Christmas, one and all. May your day be merry and bright.

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