HomeB&R CommunityRunning On Empty Black & Right December 10, 2012 B&R Community, Black & Right 29 Comments As many of you know, B&R is a full time gig in itself and for the most part takes almost constant monitoring of world events to remain relevant. While I do this out of passion, it also takes a toll on my personal life as well and in order to do this right, I have to want to do this. There are times I run out of gas (especially after a presidential election) and this is one of them. As you also know, that passion tends to return with a vengeance and I anticipate by the new year that will be the case again. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and see you all again on January 1. Palmetto I noticed that yesterday. Love it! New Year, New Look. Igor Nice new banner on the home page, Bob! “Every girl crazy ’bout a sharp-dressed man!!” Cheesestick Merry Christmas to you too Bob! Don’t worry too much, some of us have only been half way paying attention since the election anyway so no sense in spinning your wheels. Rest up & we will all be back to normal in the New Year. Grunt Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ya, Bob–and to everyone here as well. May there be many more, and many days surrounded in blessing! Ralph Short Bob, understand where you are coming from. Keep the faith and have a great Christmas and New Year. GarlandAngel Merry Christmas, Bob, Cory and to all of you B&Rers! Hope we all will be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed come January 2013! Bob, please keep us updated on Rob, he is still in our prayers. Tallyman Have a Merry Christmas, Bob and all here. There’s a time for fighting and a time for healing. A time for sorrow and a time for joy. Ecclesiastes “So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.” eNeecie Hey, Bob, I hear ya. This is the first time I have looked here in about a week.(I usually check in with my morning tea.) Since the election, I have been in a kind of “I don’t care anymore” attitude. People are a lot stupider than I gave them credit for and I have had it with the Republican Establishment. I really don’t want to even hear about the fiscal cliff negotiations. So, I can really relate. I have turned off talk radio and been listening to Christmas music.I can’t fix it and I will be darned if I let it ruin the holidays. So, I am going to take a break too. No news, no Drudge, no blogs, nothin’. I am just going to relax and I’ll meet y’all back here at the begining of next year. Merry Christmas, everyone!! GarlandAngel eNeecie…Sounds like we’re on the same page!!! Nice to know I’m not alone. Have a great Christmas season! Steffani I’m right with you two Checker-Outers! Sick of it all and disappointed in my fellow Americans Mommy RN Enjoy your rest… the passion with which you grow this site is the reason it’s my first stop every time I get a chance to log on… I understand the fatigue. My husband gets frustrated with what he terms me “arguing with idiots”. He says it lowers my IQ… but as draining as it is… a lie left to stand is seen by the inexperienced, the ignorant (willfully or otherwise) and the witless as a truth. Honestly, much of my best stuff comes from here… and I’ve been known to just link to your site and tell people to come back and talk to me after they’ve educated themselves here first. (Hey, I still have 6 of the 7 kids at home and a full time job! LOL I’m just lucky this site is here for me to point them to when I run out of ooomph!) gagblue MRN, There’s an old saying, “Never argue with the village idiot, onlookers may not be able to tell you apart.” Mommy RN ROFLOL!! My favorite phrase to use is “What do you base that on?” or some form of that. Asking a liberal for actual proof or evidence is generally good for at least a couple exploded heads as they attempt to reply with feelings instead. Steffani Have a VERY Merry Christmas, Bob. Enjoy your family time and the little bit of relaxation you will get. We’ll miss you. Thanks again for all you do! RockThisTown Have a very Merry Christmas and the best New Year ever, Bob. Like some of the others who posted above, I discovered your site about 2 years ago and now check it regularly, along with adding my two cents’ worth now & then. We probably don’t say it enough, but you are appreciated! Have some good ol’ egg nog over the holidays – yes, it’s loaded with calories, but, for me, there’s nothing like it to warm the soul and restore one’s batteries to full charge. Address the calories in resolutions for the New Year. Life is too short not to enjoy it once in a while and to me, not much beats egg nog on a cold winter day. We’re going to need all the rest & luck we can get over the next four years! Koala You deserve the R&R, Bob. May you and all the B&R readers be blessed with the joy of family and friends. “May the Peace of God that surpasses all understanding be upon you now and forever.” GoodMojo As always, Bob thanks for all you do. In the words of the old jingle: “You deserve a break today, so get up and get away…”. Live life with your sons, and other loved ones. Enjoy the rest of the year, and call it a “standing eight count”! We took a big uppercut and we’re in trouble, but we are not going to stop hooking and jabbing. A hurting fighter is terribly dangerous. Godspeed, GM Lazarus Long Have a good Holiday rest. We’ll still tune in to catch your other contributors. Would you give us an update on Rob? http://black-and-right.com Black & Right Will do. Driving up to see him this weekend. n.n Let’s make it January 2 — I will spend the first with family and “real” friends — and you have a deal. To all my virtual friends at Black & Right, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! JP Kalishek Whatdya talking about Bob? Just ’cause we had a crap election, you just got a bit sick, and your kid got a little too extra crispy, is no excuse! Okay, that’s actually a damned good excuse, not that one is ever needed. Enjoy the Holidays Good Sir! SFJ I don’t do what you do and I’m wore down too. I’ve dropped listening to talk radio and barely catch the news…a huge change. Hard to be motivated when the outcome is known: Boehner will cry and cave and Barry and Mooch will party for 4 years on our dime. I do need to do research on how to get free stuff from Obama’s stash. Chill out and Santa will be good to you. IT Nerd Be well my friend. You have a standing invite to come out and recharge your batteries at Casa de Nerd. Igor Have a RamaHanuKwansmas, Bob!!! (It’s the P.C. time of year…) For maximum battery life, discharge fully at least three to six times, come back up to full charge. Do this at room temperature, you will be good for at least 200 more discharge/charge cycles. If, however, you are NiCad, I can give you the procedure to erase the “memory” you are subject to – it involves low-current/high voltage treatment to blow out the “memory”. Similar to a taser… Take care, drink plenty of fluids, kick back and relax. We will miss ya temporarily, but know that we care about you and yours!! Tell your son to soak his hands in Epson Salts daily to keep the infections out, and keep the skin regenerating. Oh, and try that Asea treatment as well. PB-in-AL Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope this is a time of good deep rest. Be well, Bob. Uncle Rick Bob, you da man! I found this site 4 1/2 years ago looking for something else. It’s the only blog I read consistently; I check it every day. My 20-year-old, MM3 (nuclear field) Colin White, does too; he read it all through high school. Do what you gotta do. We’ll be here when you get back. wlh76 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, your family, and all the Black and Right viewers. Enjoy your down time Bob. The Lord bless and keep you all. Palmetto I can relate. Have a very Merry Christmas and I will look forward to your return later in the New Year. Take good care of yourself. Cameron Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well. Catch you soon.