12 days of Christmas – 17 for Lady M – butt who’s counting? We’ve decided to extend our no-photos-of-Lady M-until-she-feels-like-it vacation. Return date now set for January 4, butt stay tuned for further updates. We are considering the possibility of re-locating the Big White to the Big Island, where the climate is better.
We did go out to dinner last night, butt until someone tracks down the lady with the iPhone, it will be photo free. Except for Big Guy - who loves to have his picture taken to prove he’s still relevant. So here’s BO, coming out of Wongs last night, and here’s a file copy of Lady M, coming out of Wongs last year. With Big Guy, you can’t really tell. He always wears blue/tan/brown. Butt Lady M? She just looks younger every year, and always dons a new frock. Sorry I can’t show you this year’s, it was a doozy.
Anyway, there’s no truth to the rumor we’re staying here longer to have a little additional “work” done. While it’s true we used up all of our cosmetic surgery allowance under our very generous Congressional Health Care benefit plan (Thanks Nancy!), we don’t have anything scheduled to take advantage of our 2011 benefits until we get back to D.C.
The real reason we’re extending our stay is simply because Big Guy got a late START on his vacation due to a very busy year-end schedule. So he wants to stay and thoroughly enjoy all 7 days of the African-American winter holiday known as Kwanzaa.
I apologize for not mentioning this at the time, butt we kicked this special season off on December 26 and will be in high celebration mode right through January 1. It’s the most high holy season of, ah; well, maybe Van Helsing is best qualified to explain it’s significance, via Doug Ross:
Yesterday Comrade Obama and the Bitter Half treated the nation to this uplifting Kwanzaa greeting:"Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today is the first of a joyful seven-day celebration of African-American culture and heritage. The seven principles of Kwanzaa — Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity and Faith — are some of the very values that make us Americans."
Now, had Van Helsing stopped there, without the additional editorializing, everything would have been fine. Butt no-oooo!
“Actually, these are the values that would make you not American, but Symbionese. They are the same concepts symbolized by the seven deadly cobras in the flag of the socialist Symbionese Liberation Army”
I think he’s exaggerating, but consider the 7 principals and decide for yourself:
SELF DETERMINATION: Except when it comes to what to feed your kids,
Eat this, not that. Because I said so.
what kind of healthcare to buy for your family, or what kind of light bulb to buy.
COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY:
"My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."
Transforming America via a Fabian socialist agenda, as explained by Friedrich Hayek. And Dr. Michael Savage:
Or even by Glenn Beck - a bit late to the game, but obviously a student of Dr. Savage.
And don’t get your panties in a bunch, I’m not talking about him:
CREATIVITY: Economic Stimulus via Government Spending,
and unemployment payments: "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."
and lastly, FAITH:
Bringing America’s chickens home to roost, one sermon at a time.
So don’t forget to light your Kinara in the spirit of umoja this festive holiday season. And let’s get this party started!