Merry Christmas

And now that we’ve vented our spleen a bit, it’s time to return to the true spirit of the season.

Obviously, with everything that’s been and is going on and with all the bills etc., Christmas isn’t quite the same this year, but we’ve got a little Christmas tree and the Heirs’ Christmas presents have been secured.

And, most importantly, they’re here, which is more than a lot of people can say this Christmas.

Our thoughts go out to all of our brave soldiers overseas who won’t be home for Christmas, those wonderful people who are the reason that we have what we have. May G-d Bless you and bring you home safe.

They also go out to the families of those who’ve given their lives for us and who won’t be seeing their loved ones until the hereafter.

The gift your loved ones gave us is the most precious gift of all, and we want you to know that you’re in our thoughts this Christmas and all of the Christmasses to come. That cannot possibly make up for your loss, but know that we’re deeply conscious of your loss and eternally grateful. You are not forgotten, nor shall you ever be.

And that’s why we, no matter how tight things are right now at the Imperial Palace and no matter what kind of trouble we’re facing, we know that we really have no reason to complain. And we won’t. We’ll instead thank G-d Almighty for what we do have.

G-d Bless and Keep You All.



75 comments

  1. 1
    R.L. Hunter growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas

    First!!!

  2. 2
    LC#2112 growls and barks:

    Here I thought being polite to trollish types the last day or so was good, then you slap me back to reality and remind me of those that ensure my right to do so…Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and All. I guess sometimes we forget what’s important and get involved in trivial things like bashing trolls and forget our Heros protecting us all. May God grant them safety on this and every day..

  3. 3
    LC Army NCO Guy growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, Emperor, and to all the LCs as well.

  4. 4
    LC Temujin growls and barks:

    Amen, Emperor. I concur.

  5. 5
    LC Scotty growls and barks:

    WARNING!

    I have just recived a few “419″ style scam emails, and the header of the email included a list of LC’s and the email addys that they enter when posting here. Not being tech savvy I don’t know how they are mining this info. 419 eater.com details spoofing these jolers, is teh Imperium interested in such sport? I will forward the emails to anyone interested. Sorry to dampen the spirit, but I wanted to make sure this was seen.

    Kelly and I wish you all the merriest of Christmases and a safe, happy and profitable new year.

  6. 6
    Supernatural Rabbit Scribe growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, best wishes, and may God bless each and every one of you!

    Except Varmint.

  7. 7

    Merry Christmas to all at the Rott. Very true words, Sire.

    And you better get those cookies before you-know-who [glares in LSI,K&T's general direction] eats them all.

  8. 8
    Silk growls and barks:

    God Bless you and yours as well.

  9. 9
    Mrs. du Toit growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas!

  10. 10
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas to you, Sire, and the Imperial Heirs.

    We’re here for you; anything you need. (And I will be tipping the Imperial Tip Jar very soon.)
    :)

  11. 11
    DumbAss Tanker growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas back at you and the lads, Misha. Also to all the good LCs, esp. LC Jon, Carradine, and Joseph Dromedary.

  12. 12
    Tuning Spork growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, Emperor, and a happier New Year!

    Life is like a garden salad. Ocassionally you gotta get it more mixed-up to make it come out even better.

    And to the Imperial bullpen, Sir George, BC, Lord Spats, Evil Otto (if he still chimes in once in a while), and to all the LCs and, especially, to all those serving overseas.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  13. 13
    LC Joseph Dromedary growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours DAT and to all the other LC’s and to men of goodwill, everywhere, especially the troopies of all nations, fighting the WoT, who are away from home and loved ones at this precious time of year. In this I think I speak for DAT, HDD, crunchie, CdrWill, and all the other veterans that post here, who can say ..”been there, done that.”…and know how it feels. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you stand the walls.

    Again, Merry Christmas to you all and may you have blue skies and soft landings forever.
    Airborne All the Way!

  14. 14
    Barbara Skolaut growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, Misha honey.

    Merry Christmas to all at the Rottie.

    And a MERRY CHRISTMAS and hearty THANK YOU to our troops all over the world. You make us proud.

  15. 15
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    A well deserved toast and a “Thank You!” to our brave military men and women. You are not forgotten. God bless you all.

  16. 16
    Cecile growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas Emperor Misha! Wonderful blog of yours that I still read daily. Thanks for that ol link in Feb. That made my day. Will miss your posting over the holiday. Anyway, you made some RWNews award. Happy New Years…

  17. 17
    emma growls and barks:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  18. 18
    N. O'Brain, IMfUI growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas to all His Imperial Majesty, the Royal Scions, and to all the LCs of the Empire.

  19. 19
    LC Mikenchi growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas O’ great Darth Misha I.
    May He bless you and your’s with good health and keep you safe.

  20. 20
    LC Bloodthirsty Warmonger growls and barks:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to His Imperial Highness and all the Loyal Citizens throughout the Empire which has no end! Trolls, you can breathe a little easier tomorrow, for I will observe a 24-hour moratorium on troll-bashing, but by Sunday I should be all rested up and ready for another round.

  21. 21
    fiery celt growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas Misha—

    G-D Bless You and Yours—

    Keep up with the vigil on the truth and your trim you wicks so your lamps remain alight…

    Have a Blessed New Year

    fiery celt and family

  22. 22
    qc duck4moo growls and barks:

    merry chrismas yalls and may yer 2005 be betern 2004. :)

  23. 23
    LC & IB Guy S. growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years oh Imperial one! May the Lord bless you and keep you in his heart. And in his wisdom and infinite kindness may we see our men and women in uniform, throughout the world, returning home quickly and as healthy as is his want.

  24. 24
    LC CanForce101 growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas everyone, and the best of wishes for 2005!!

  25. 25
    Romeocat growls and barks:

    Many blessings of this wonderful holy-day, Misha! May you and yours celebrate in love and security. I add my wishes to many others’ that 2005 is a much better year for you and the Heirs.

    We all love you very much, and thank you for the adroit and ruthless way you weild the Imperial Cluebat.

    I also wish the merriest of Christmases to all the Empire, as well as a peaceful and profitable New Year.

  26. 26
    spc67 growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas Your Evilness. May 2005 be better than 2004.

  27. 27
    LC BeltFedWeapon growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas everyone out there! Let us not forget the reason for the season!

    God Bless you all, and God Bless those who have served and are serving our country!

  28. 28

    Merry Christmas, everyone. Here’s hoping that 2005 is 100 times better than 2004 and that at least one of your top three Christmas wishes comes true.

  29. 29
    LC Monster Kabasue growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, and may every day feel like November 3rd for you all!

  30. 30
    LC Army NCO Guy growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, and may every day feel like November 3rd for you all!

    That’s an outstanding Christmas blessing. Thank you.

  31. 31
    LC & IB delftsman3 growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas to His Imperial Majesty, the Royal Scions, and to all the LCs of the Empire.
    May the New Year bring good fortune to us all.

  32. 32
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas to The Emperor, The Management, and all the LCs.

    The information, entertainment and general good times provided at “The Rott” is like a Christmas present that keeps on giving the whole year.

    If the above comments seem a little “sappy”, chalk it up to numerous shots of Jaegermeister good cheer with friends and too much exposure to “A Christmas Story”. (Into round two)

    At least I didn’t make an idiotic bet like last year and watch the whole marathon non-stop. That was a hard earned “wager won”, I tell you what.

    ;)

  33. 33
    Deji Pachi growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas to all, moonbat and anti-idiotarian alike.

  34. 34
    Bill H growls and barks:

    Frohe Weinachten, almost everyone. And a healthy second on that 2004 better than 2005 sentiment- I’m thinking it will be for me. I just went to work for one of the better Indian casinos in SoCal as a slot tech- woot! A real paycheck, not drawn on the Bank of Goodyear!! Honest-to-G-d benefits- a cornucopia of them! And, best of all, no more flaky prima-donnas who know next to nothing about their streetrods or how they’re built. So yeah- MERRY FARKING CHRISTMAS!

  35. 35
    Bill H growls and barks:

    That should be 2005 better than 2004. I’ll be doing even better once I learn how to read…

  36. 36
    LC Brendan growls and barks:

    Sydney is cool this year, we have had a lot of rain, and the feared bushfire outbreak has not happened.

    Across Australia, on this day, we celebrate our families, and the birth of the Prince of Peace, the Son of Almighty God.

    May the families of those overseas find solace in the fact their children will return to them , safe and well and proud for having done their duty, to the LC’s here who have become friend and mentorto me(and occasional ass kicker,especially over guns..remind me not to get into that debate again, okay?) a safe and happy Christmas and a joyous New Year.

    And perhaps, one day….a toast to peace.

    For all Mankind.

    God keep you all.:)

  37. 37
    LC Denita TwoDragons, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope all my dear LC friends find the New Year a hundred times more full of joy and wonder as 2004 has been for you all!

    And to His Imperial Canine Fury, I send my warmest wishes to you and the Imperial Pups. Give them a smooch from their ol’ Aunt ‘Nita! :-)

    –TwoDragons

  38. 38
    Janette growls and barks:

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for blogging. I really enjoy reading your posts.

    Merry Christmas!

    Janette

  39. 39
    Leo growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas you old Building and Loan!

  40. 40
    LCDusty growls and barks:

    Meery Christmas to all of you, and health and prosperity in the New Year!

  41. 41
    Luis Cipher growls and barks:

    Have yerselves a Merry Little Christmas.

    Just remember to wipe off the Yule Log when yer done with it.

  42. 42
    LC Tsuki Hoseki growls and barks:

    MERII KURISUMASU!

    *(^_^)*

  43. 43
    LC Cromagnon growls and barks:

    It sucks when a 48 year old man has worse insomnia on Christmas Eve than his kids do. Oh well, Merry Christmas to all in the Rottweiler Empire, LCs and trolls alike! May 2005 be the year that all of your dreams come true!

    Emperor Misha and the Royal Heirs: G-d bless you and keep you in the coming year. And may Santa Clause be good to the Royal Heirs (and to you, Emperor)! Ave Imperator!

  44. 44
    LC Aquila growls and barks:

    A most Merry Christmas to you Emperor Misha and to the Imperial Offspring, to all the LC’s and especially to our military personnel overseas.

    May 2005 bring abundant blessings, contentment and hope to all.

    Alleluia, Christus natus est!

  45. 45
    LC Mamamontezz, GLOR growls and barks:

    Merriest of Christmases, Misha. May Santa do well by the Heirs, and by you as well.

    Peace and Love, all.

  46. 46
    Special Ed, Half-Vast Conspirator growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas to all!

    Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

  47. 47
    L.C. 51st State, Imperial Machete Mohel growls and barks:

    As the Fat Man said…

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

  48. 48
    LC NeilV growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas Misha to you and the the Royal off spring.
    To a far better New Year
    Merry Christmas as well, to all LCs and trolls. Everyone does there part to increase my wisdom, and when that fails(CB, Dumbyeah, take note) you make me laugh my ass off.
    I hope everyone has a great day.
    It is my son WIlliams , First Christmas. and we are having a blast.I cant belive a year has flown by this quick.
    And Thanks to Spats,Geroge and BC for doing Yeomans work this year.
    Cheers from Rainy cool Tampa Bay

  49. 49
    CDR Will growls and barks:

    And a hearty Merry Christmas to all of you!

  50. 50
    Natasha G.L.O.R.&I.P.P.W. growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas from the Russian She-Devil?. Peace, love and MOABs!

  51. 51
    LC & IB Laughing Wolf growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas Misha, to you and yours!

  52. 52
    LC 0311 crunchie growls and barks:

    Merry Christams to all and Peace on Earth to men of goodwill.

    To all of our troops overseas, God Bless and keep you and your families. Know that the emptiness you feel being away at this time of year is only because God has blessed you with the loved ones whose absence it is that you feel. Gods speed, they’re waiting on you safe return.

  53. 53
    HitNRun growls and barks:

    Season’s Greetings!

    Just kidding. Merry Christmas to all Loyal Citizens, Councilors, Heirs, Emperor, and even Idiotarians.

  54. 54
    LC Moriarty growls and barks:

    A joyous and very Merry Christmas to you Misha, your family and LCs (and yes, trolls and moonbats) far and near!

  55. 55
    Barbara Skolaut growls and barks:

    Let me also pass on a Merry Christmas from Elizabeth, Imperial Keeper of Killer Lagomorphs.

    (She’s on vacation this week & doesn’t have access to a computer.)

  56. 56
    LC & IB Beaker growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas Misha, BC, George, Oki, and all of the LCs. May you all find comfort and joy during this day of celebration.

  57. 57
    LC Defense Guy growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas!

  58. 58
    LC Walt growls and barks:

    And a Merry Christmas to you and yours straight from Bethlehem, Your Emperorness. (Well, no, not -that- Bethlehem. The one in Pennsylvania.)

  59. 59
    LC Bishop, Imperial Titweasel growls and barks:

    Well, the noise level has dropped, everyone has been fed, and the dishes can wait. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas.

    And to the folks like Robert McClelland and “Santa Cheney”, I’m truly sorry that today, of all days, you are so lonely that you must spend time in the virtual company of those you dislike. Here’s to you finding your soul-mates this year, and may your next Christmas be more joyful.

    Merry Christmas all!

  60. 60
    Natasha G.L.O.R.&I.P.P.W. growls and barks:

    “Corporative”? Hahahahahaha! Poor troll. You must have meant “cooperative”. Now you’ve got a Christmas present–a free language lesson! You’re welcome, comrade.

  61. 61
    Ironbear growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, Misha. [And LC's]

  62. 62
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    A Christmas present to The Emperor and the LCs:

    Cartman sings “Oh Holy Night”

    Check out what happens whenever he screws up the lyrics.

    *guffaw*

    (It’s a Quicktime movie file)

    Merry Christmas! (again)

  63. 63
    LC#2112 growls and barks:

    A Most miraculous Merry Christmas to all..even the trolls, whom appear not to believe, but none the less are people too…The one goofy thing I agree with them on is the wish for World Peace.
    I don’t agree with their ideas of obtaining said peace, but we can all agree…disagreements aside, that the thought, in the end, is most important.

    See, Chirstmas is a wonderful thing..religious beliefs aside.. It all makes us ponder, and hope for perfection…But we’re only human so we can only shoot for the best we can do…

    I’m even so kind at this time to forget the comments of the um yeahs, etc. and hope they realize the true reason for the season…

    Merry Christmas to all…and I hate to show my Star Trek geekness here, but I think ‘Live Long and Prosper’ is about the best thing we can wish each other…believer or not..

  64. 64
    fluke_boy growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all.

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    LC Revandryn, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    A Happy Jul to you all!

    May the new year bring healing for those who need it. May the troops serving in far away lands be able to return whole to their loved ones.

  67. 67
    kat-missouri growls and barks:

    I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and looking forward to the new year.

    some of the best people I know in the blog world come here and I’m glad to know them.

    Misha..you’re a heck of a guy.

    merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight.

  68. 68
    LCNEIlV growls and barks:

    Since Christmas was yesterday I dont feel bad telling tiny Choaded Tyrant, to Fook off and die.
    I guess using your logic, tiny memember,that we should just drop saddam off in Bagdad and let him take over. After all the even the christians were better off.
    I Wonder ,if you are on a heart lung unit to breath? as you appear to stupid too remember that detail of life.
    And as you posted this on Christmas day ,I have to ask did you not read how many loyal Citizens wished good tidings on you and your kind.
    Go back and read the posts above.
    I still have hope for your type.
    Keep reading and maybe the clue light will come on if not .
    Keep writing.
    We will keep laughing.
    Cheers from rainy Tampa Bay

  69. 69
    LC ima mommy growls and barks:

    I’m late to the Christmas party…boo!
    But please know that all of you at the Rott were in my Christmas prayers this year. Merry Christmas to you Misha and your dear children.

  70. 70
    LC Brummbar growls and barks:

    Damn… I’m late to the thread.

    Well, it was worth it, because I’ve got a present for Misha.

    In another thread I mentioned my cousin Keith in the 82nd, and asked everyone for good thoughts and prayers to keep him safe.

    Well, in his latest letters, he tells a story of an attack by two Baathist remnant fucktards in which they drove a truck up to checkpoint and opened fire.

    The US soldiers (and the Iraqis with them) returned fire and – once again – showed the skill and riflery difference between real, professional soldiers and the kind of vermin Saddam employed.

    The Baath scum were dead before their bodies hit the ground, according to Keith.

    Now here’s the thing: Keith clearly and distinctly heard one of our guys turn to another as he lowered his rifle and say, “FUCK ‘EM.”

    The other soldier responded: “THE END.”

    Keith, who knows about the Rottweiler Empire, instantly recognized the words. If he runs into these two again, he’s going to ask them directly about the site. Maybe we’ll even get a picture…?

    I hope you all get as much of a kick from this as I did.

    (late) Merry Christmas, Misha and all LCs.

  71. 71
    LC Army NCO Guy growls and barks:

    Airborne, hooah! That’s friggin’ outstanding.

  72. 72
    Nachtrafe growls and barks:

    MERRY BELATED CHRISTMAS to the whole Rottie Empire! Emperor, hope you and the Heirs had a wonderful time.

    Looking forward to a Happy New Year!

  73. 73

    Oh what the hell… it’s a bit belated but you’ve all heard about the 12 days of X-mas, right.

    So for all you XXX-tians in the hizzle… MERRY CHRISTMAS and a REAL LIVE 2005!

    And to the hardcore amongst us: HAPPY FESTIVUS!

    And to his Imperious Infernnal Majesty and Slayer of Idiotarians Himself: take good care of yourself, man.

    Cheers.

  74. 74
    LC 0311 crunchie growls and barks:

    Brumbar
    82nd git some! What a Chritsmas present! On a related note I heard a story on the radio today that I thought was worth passing on, especially to all the Idiotarians who ignored our wishes of good tidings on this Holy day (ok, the Holy day past tense. I’m Catholic, we stay in Christmas mode until the Epiphany.)
    In any case, it seems there’s an e-mail from a Marine Gunnery Sergeant to his family circulating. He shall remain anonymous other than “Gunny Pete” for security reasons, according to Roger Hegecock on the Rush show. The Gunny tells a tale of a patrol in Fallujah. He has been collecting toys which he and his Marines give to the Iraqi children while on patrol.
    While on vehicle patrol, the lead humvee stops holding up the entire patrol, not a safe thing to do and definitely not procedure. The patrol leader gets on the net and asks what the hell is going on. The lead vehicle commander says there is a little girl sitting in the middle of the street, refusing to move. The patrol leader tells them to drive around her which they do. When the Gunny’s vehicle gets up to her, he recognises that she is holding a teddy bear that he had given her from the collected toys from stateside. He stops, gets out of his vehicle and walks up to her. She points next to her at a mine! She had sat down next to it and refused to move so that the Marines’ vehicles would not have detonated it!

    I wonder what the people stateside who sent that teddy bear to the Gunny would say if they knew that thier simple act of generosity had saved the lives of who knows how many Marines. Hows that for a Christmas present?!

    Merry Christmas America! God bless you all!

  75. 75
    LC Army NCO Guy growls and barks:

    Bet the MSM “accidentaly” overlooked that story.