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Merry Christmas

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by basso, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. basso

    basso Contributing Member
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    I spend this anniversary and festival far from my country, far from my family, yet I cannot truthfully say that I feel far from home. Whether it be the ties of blood on my mother's side, or the friendships I have developed here over many years of active life, or the commanding sentiment of comradeship in the common cause of great peoples who speak the same language, who kneel at the same altars and, to a very large extent, pursue the same ideals, I cannot feel myself a stranger here in the centre and at the summit of the United States. I feel a sense of unity and fraternal association which, added to the kindliness of your welcome, convinces me that I have a right to sit at your fireside and share your Christmas joys.

    This is a strange Christmas Eve. Almost the whole world is locked in deadly struggle, and, with the most terrible weapons which science can devise, the nations advance upon each other. Ill would it be for us this Christmastide if we were not sure that no greed for the land or wealth of any other people, no vulgar ambition, no morbid lust for material gain at the expense of others, had led us to the field. Here, in the midst of war, raging and roaring over all the lands and seas, creeping nearer to our hearts and homes, here, amid all the tumult, we have tonight the peace of the spirit in each cottage home and in every generous heart.

    Therefore we may cast aside for this night at least the cares and dangers which beset us, and make for the children an evening of happiness in a world of storm. Here, then, for one night only, each home throughout the English-speaking world should be a brightly-lighted island of happiness and peace.

    Let the children have their night of fun and laughter. Let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures before we turn again to the stern task and the formidable years that lie before us, resolved that, by our sacrifice and daring, these same children shall not be robbed of their inheritance or denied their right to live in a free and decent world.

    And so, in God's mercy, a happy Christmas to you all.

    -Winston Churchill
     
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  2. David Stern

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    TL;DR

    In Prague
     
  3. Orange

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    I wish someone else made this thread :mad::mad:
     
  4. Mathloom

    Mathloom Shameless Optimist
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    Winston Churchill is a filthy dog who is exactly where he belongs right now. It's a shame that you had to tarnish a Christmas thread with his name.

    To everyone, Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great one, and spend it exactly how you would like to spend it!
     
  5. brantonli24

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    No worries, since it's Churchill's words and not basso's anyway, just pretend Mr. Churchill started this thread.



    Although it is rather odd that mr basso would choose to use Churchill's Christmas address after the Pearl Harbour attack in 1941.
     
  6. arno_ed

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    I'm not really sure that If a zombie winston churchill started This thread that we would feel better
     
  7. Kojirou

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    I'll drink a glass of port tomorrow to commemorate your view on the great man.
     
  8. Codman

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    This is a troll thread from the biggest troll on Clutchfans.

    I'd like to think Basso was genuine in wishing people a merry Christmas, even through Winston's words, but when I consider the absolute ****ery of the poster, it's obvious that this is yet another troll thread.


    Regardless, happy holidays to all.
     
  9. giddyup

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    I see that some of you are not infused with The Holiday Spirit...
     
  10. basso

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    for those of you looking for something charitable to donate to this holiday season, here's a worthy contender:

    http://www.oneacrefund.org/
     
  11. basso

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    i think i'll try a flip (predecessor to egg nog):

    2 oz ruby port
    1 tsp sugar
    1 raw egg

    place in cocktail shaker, shake 2 minutes, pour into old fashion glass. garnish with nutmeg.

    cheers.

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  12. AroundTheWorld

    AroundTheWorld Insufferable 98er
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    Merry Christmas basso! Merry Christmas Winston Churchill!
     
  13. rocketsjudoka

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    Well I guess it makes sense for a Christmas thread in the D&D.

    This seems more fitting.
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    Happy Holidays to you too basso!
     
  15. KingCheetah

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    This is a strange Christmas Eve. Almost the whole world is locked in deadly struggle...
    _____

    Yes, basso you and your goofball political party are locked in the fight of your lives... and the war on terror is just like WWII.

    May god bless us all.
     
  16. mc mark

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    Merry Christmas basso

    My first without both parents. Hug tight those who mean something to you.

    Here's wishing peace to those in torment, health to the infirm, serenity for the afflicted.
     
  17. AroundTheWorld

    AroundTheWorld Insufferable 98er
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    That's how Mathloon talks about humans he does not like - dehumanizing. Tells you about someone's worldview and general attitude.

    Reminds me of a scene of some movie where some terrorist with an Arabic accent keeps saying "I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE".

    De mortuis nihil nisi bene.

    Merry Christmas, Mathloom.
     
  18. LosPollosHermanos

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    Comeon man. That is just too far, and not in this thread.

    Merry christmas to all!
     
  19. Ottomaton

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    This thread is in the D&D.

    If you want a happy, lovey thread, the Hangout is a better location.

    And the rightwinger again goes with the WWII theme. It's like a fetish. They SOOOOO wish they were living in their fantasy world version of 1942. It's like history began in 1939 and everything since has been a disappointment.
     
  20. CometsWin

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    It's German guilt. He's just happy they put Israel in Palestine instead of stealing Munich.
     

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