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merry happy, y'all!

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Merry happy to you, too, Jeff. Thanks a million for your obsessive writing. Laughing at the fuckery makes it so much more bearable.

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Merry Christmas to you, Jeff, & many thanks for all the times you’ve made me laugh during the past few years. It eases the stress when we can still get a laugh out. You’re the best! And thanks to Sandy Bacom for the video. It is a work of beauty & touched my heart.

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My deepest gratitude to you for the much-needed, cathartic guffaws you so generously provide. Sending heartfelt wishes to you for a delightful holiday season and the very best of *everything* in 2024!

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Merry Happy right back at you and Ms. Spouse, Jeff. Thank you for sharing your gift of eloquence.

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Jeff, you’re an awesome human being and a national treasure. Have a beautiful and peaceful day with your wife.

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You are hilarious.

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Merry Christmas Jeff! I look forward every day to read your column. Thanks so much!

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Thanks for all you do!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Jeff and Mrs. Spouse!

Thank you for brightening my day every day. 🙏🎄❤️

And Trump’s Christmas Eve message was a funny af.

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Merry Christmas and thank you for your writing, it has fucking saved me numerous times.

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Thank goodness for your writing!! No matter how depressing the news is, your email, and the resulting chuckle, helps make it bearable.

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Merry Christmas Jeff and thank you!

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Wishing you, Mrs. Spouse, and all your loved ones the MERRIEST Christmas!! Hope the day passes just as you like, and that we have more peaceful days in the coming years (after we get rid of the orange shitgibbon)! Thank you so much for all your work, the uplift on a daily basis is greatly appreciated! <3 <3 <3

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Merry back at you. I still love Xmas. Keep up the fight. Here's tool to share! https://x.com/DonaldsGhost1/status/1739105587236139132?s=20

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Merry happy to you, as well. And to Ms. Spouse. Enjoy a peaceful and cozy day.

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Merry happy to you and Ms. Spouse, as well. Thank you for all the laughs and information. You make a difference!!

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I looked back to see what I posted last year on Christmas, and I didn't post anything! it's hard to remember there was a time when I didn't write obsessively every day

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I will be a subscriber when I can, but for now between a quarter and a third of our income goes to care for my husband, who is dying. He’s not in pain, he’s happy, and I’m happy to have him for as long as I can. We will spend at least some of our thirty-fourth anniversary together, and I appreciate thirty-four years of love.

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oh my god I'm so sorry. I wish you all the best. and please keep your money and don't give it to me, because it sounds like you need it a lot more than I do

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Better yet Jeff, comp Norma Frank a subscription.

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I did.

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We love you!! Happy everything today and in the new year!

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(I believe Jeff already allows anyone to follow him for free.) I'm happy to be able to support Jeff's efforts. His writing helps me maintain sanity in these insane times. Merry Holidays, Happy Christmas!

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Trish,

I agree with that. My comment was not well thought out before I hit send.

Merry Christmas back to you!

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👍😉

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Sending you love and healing. I just started following Jeff. He will keep cheering you up!

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Norma, that is beautiful!

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Will be thinking of you and your husband today, Norma.

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Hugs.

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Peace be with you and your husband during this very difficult time, Norma.

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Much love to you both.

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☮️💟☮️💟☮️💟

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💜💖💜 Love to you and your husband.

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My thoughts are with you and your husband. Sending you strength. You have love. 💞

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I’m so sorry you & your husband are going through this. Sending good vibes & lots of hugs your way. 💙💙💙💔

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Thanks to Jeff, thanks to Norma for sharing. Wish I could give both of you an assist, especially Norma, my heart and prayers go out to you and your husband.

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I remember. We missed you terribly and live now in trembling fear you might take another day off. The withdrawal would be worse this time because you've become our daily habit.

Wishing you and Ms. Spouse love and joy.

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Well, Jeff, if you need to write obsessively every day, just know that you'll always have a receptive audience for it. Consider it 'writing therapy' and obsess away! And Merry Christmas all.

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Today we are eating wonderful home cooked foods, playing with the dogs, speaking with family, walking the neighborhood and then will see a movie. Topping it off with Boston cream pie and watching Hitchcock on tcm. Warm wishes to all and hugs to you, Jeff, and ms spouse.

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Your writing brightens our day! Thank you ever so much.

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And we are better off for that!

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I'm grateful for your obsessive writing! It keeps me sane. Thank you!

🎄🎁🎄🎁🎄🎁🎄🎁🎄🎁🎄🎁🎄

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And now, I read your posts obsessively. Thank you for making my every day complete!

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Your obsession is cleverly addictive... thanks for your daily expose. Happy Christmas🧚‍♀️

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so what's everyone doing today? anyone get anything worth bragging about?

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Mocking little Donnie diaperstain on truth social while hanging with family.

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I celebrated with my little family yesterday. Today I’ll be cuddling with my cat watching movies 🍿😽🐾

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Perfection!

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Lounging w/family Christmas recipe of Macaroni & Cheese. Comfort Food. And, of course, enjoying the company of bff, Lucy. Canine comforter.

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My canine comforter is Lucy too! Happy Christmas 🐾🐾

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Me too! My Little Lucy is a Boston/Terrier French Bulldog mix and is the best Christmas present I've ever gotten myself. I brought her home 7 years ago 12/23/2016 after The Orange Stain TRump was elected. I needed my pup to keep me from going over the edge. Seriously!🎄🎁🎄

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I brought my Lucy home 12/22/17! : )

Agree.

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Happy Christmas!

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new jammies--flannel

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Listening to a book on tape abt ‘society’... It appears that the Masters of the Universe who ‘run everything’ stubbornly continue to steer this here Titanic straight towards the f’n iceberg... (as ZucK puts the finishing touches on his $100M underground compound in Hawaii 🤔😒 !?) Anyhoo - sorry to be a relentless stick-in-the-mud, but that’s kinda what I do... will take a deep breath and finish off the fruitcake ;) 🍰🙃

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I am listening to Prequel by Rachel Maddow. 2 days ago finished audiobook “John Wayne & Jesus” about how Evangelicals have taken over lots of govt; state local & federal

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Quiet day with my friend and our bunch of dogs. Good food and a few drinks!!!

Also writing postcards for Suozzi in NY!

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peaceful happy day to you, today and all days. thank you for keeping us so informed and in the sanity of laughter every day. lowercase- hell yeah !!! onward and peace to you, your spouse and all of your readers.

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Spending the day with my grandkids! Play some games and eat pasta! Merry Christmas Jeff! I enjoy your rants every day and your subscribers are super smart. I enjoy their commentary as much as yours!

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Thanks for your brilliant humor...your perspective helps me get through the news day. We aren't doing anything worth bragging about, but I am very thankful to be spending the holiday with our little family in peace and safety...sadly, not everyone is so lucky. May you and your community have a peaceful holiday and a promising New Year.

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taking the dog pack for a hike and shutting out all the busy and buzzing of the crazy for a bit

just me and the old fella and the dogs in the rain:(

send snow please

we like to give gifts but at this point in our lives we don't really need anything

hope you got what your heart desires..wait ,bet you already have it in your partner

:)

wishing everyone peace

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Going to be with family shortly. And while so grateful for the family I have (only a couple of wingnuts), at my age I find the house full of ghosts whose presence I deeply miss. Merry Christmas to you!

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I'm right there with you and I know exactly what you mean. Enjoy.

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YES!! at long last, I now have three Medlar trees of my very own!!!! Love and gratitude and heartfelt thanks to my astounding daughter, who knows her mother's heart.

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The hubs got me much needed new clothes and I did the same for him. We are having a friend over for dinner this evening. We have been doing an Italian dinner for Christmas for the past few years now.

Did you get any gifts worth bragging about, Jeff? 😁

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I got a rejection email for a short story I submitted. :P

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Sending you a huge HUG!! <3

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I'm attending a large dinner party with friends and am bringing yams with ginger and green bean casserole! I have no biological family left and my friends are kind enough to include me every year in their celebrations. I'm grateful for my friends and for YOU, making me laugh everyday. Thank you for that gift.🎁🎄♥️🎁🎄♥️

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On the 25th, I made a small batch of custard (5 ramekins, since I live alone), and took 2 of them to my 98-yo mom in assisted living. She already got homemade Christmas cookies (pecan tassies & butter cookies (cookie press trees, snowflakes, wreaths)) that I’d made a couple days before. I love baking, but only do it now if I have an outlet for sharing.

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“I’m an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”

Mark Twain

When I feel fearful, this quote from Mark Twain gives me comfort.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Great quote. Thanks for that 👍🏻

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Grateful to you for all the smart-and hilarious-perspective. You’re keeping us sane 😂 you two have a wonderful day! And now, I’m going to watch the video! ✌️

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Merry Christmas Susan.

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Same to you Charlie! 🎅

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Hi, thank you for opening comments for the broke folk like me. I wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Happy Christmas. I love your blog but am financially strapped due to fixed incomes and rising prices. But if ever I get the opportunity, I will upgrade to pay to better support you. I share your links everywhere. Peace, man.

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I was moved by that video. It shows the best of us. It softened everything and elevated my day. Merry Christmas to you Jeff and the lovely Ms Spouse.

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Same. It's comforting to watch sweetness and kindness in action. There's much more of it around than we're sometimes led to believe.

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So true! The haters are really just a minority of troubled people. We’ve got this; we can turn this around.

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...if we all pull together.

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Me too. It actually brought tears to my eyes!

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Me too. Loved it.

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Merry Christmas, all! Thanks for helping me laugh through the clenched teeth all year, Jeff.

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Dec 25, 2023·edited Dec 25, 2023

Yesterday as I am apt to do, I drove throughout the Hudson Valley delivering Xmas cookies and even some home made crackers. As I entered the Rip Van Winkle bridge an eagle swooped my car. Startled I looked up in glee and read the bridge sign, "You are not alone." And here we are my friends, about to enter into the most important, historical election of our days. Have a wonderful holiday, Jeff, Ms. Jeff and all. Remember the eagle and that We Are Not Alone!

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Way cool!

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The combo of the eagle and the message! The spirit of democracy's holiday gift to us all!

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Wow, if ever there was a positive sign, it’s that little experience.

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Exactly my thought as well. Few keep up with the news as much as I do, so the state of our democracy is always on my mind and in my heart. The eagle! That’s a strong message with those words. We are not alone. We are all one!

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Hi Lucinda, I also follow the news pretty much every day; but it’s literally starting to affect my mental and physical health, so I might have to take a break. I’m so glad I came upon your comment, because it really lightened up this day for me. I am very much a spiritual person who believes in signs. When we sense that an event, no matter how small, is of some great significance, we need to pay attention to it. All the best to you and your loved ones in 2024.

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We are truly living through unprecedented events, every day, it seems. Do take a break, rest up and feed your heart. It will keep on coming, we will still be here, when you return refreshed. Indeed, I was so distracted by the 15 boxes of cookie delivery, that the eagle snapped by consciousness into that one moment, only to look up and see that sign, which I have driven past many times. But together they spoke of something larger: hope and acknowledgement of a greater whole. Sending spiritual renewal and emotional strength!

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Thank you for these beautiful words!

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You are SO very welcome!

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THANK YOU Jeff, for always making me LAUGH OUT LOUD, which these days, is wonderful medicine!! I appreciateciate you!!

Have a calm, wonderful day!!

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Happy Hannukah and Happy holidays Jeff.. all I want for Christmas is an incarcerated GOP. 🌊🇺🇸✡️🇮🇱🌊🎄

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Thanks for making the news cycle more fun and entertaining with your wit, writing style, and expertly placed profanity. Here’s to more in the new year.

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Happy holidays. 🎄🎄 I love reading your sarcastic, witty, foul mouthed, right on posts.

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Thanks for all you do to help keep us sane,

Merry Christmas from the blue zone in Iowa

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Merry Christmas from another denizen of the Iowa Blue Zone! Rock on, Jeff!!!!!

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there's a blue zone in Iowa? where are you keeping it???

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Merry Christmas to you and Ms. Jeff! Thanks for always sharing our outrage and giving us a funny yet serious outlet and unraveling it all. My family appreciates you! 🎄

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No comment ATM, just wanted to thank you for your posts. You say what so many of us are thinking, and appreciate it!

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