Best wishes to everyone celebrating Christmas.

We have a white Christmas in Chicago with a little more snow on the way.

Last night, I made our traditional Cioppino soup — a tradition started by my late father, Jack Turley. I hated the soup as a kid so fate has left this tradition to me. I am now as addicted to the soup as my father was.

The kids left their usual Christmas notes that again forced Old St. Nick to stay up to answer a series of probing questions. Madie asked if he seriously puts children on naughty lists and more mundane questions like Santa’s age and favorite cookies (he gave kind but non-committal responses). She did ask all all of the names of the “Raindeer” so Santa evaded the question by noting that he actually as “reindeer.”

I am about to start the cooking of the beef as well as the Yorkshire pudding, horseradish. and other traditional dishes. We will have the entire family clan over to the house. A total of 27.

All for me, I only want a defensive line for the Bears. I drove 12 hours straight from Virginia to make the Bears game only to see one of the most soul-crushing defeats in the history of the franchise. It was clear that Mel Tucker, the defensive line coach, was hoping to win the game by wearing down the Eagles by making them score over and over again. Of course, it was assumed that they would have to give us a ball occasionally but of course that proved little problem for the Eagles. We now face one of the most kinetic contests in the NFL: Bears versus the Packers for the playoffs.

The Turley family wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday. I will be toasting our blog family tonight and give thanks for the wonderful community we have created at this site.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Turley

49 thoughts on “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”


  2. We did some observations from various ivory towers near the ivory coast and the East Coast and observed no sleighs, no reindeer flying, no angels (with or without wings, on cloud Nine or Cloud Google), no Santas going down chimneys and no Swarte Peets. I sent my findings back to France. Well ok, Remulak. They want a sanity report.

  3. It is seven twenty on the East Coast. Do you know where your reindeers are? Probably not. Okay, Enough of Santa. We need to bring in the New Year with some rants against our rotten Congress men and women who suck up to NSA and all the other acronyms. An acronym without name is not without blame. I want to begin the New Year by calling for the resignation of the dumb old farts like old lady Feinstein and Boner who suck up to NSA and Koch Brothers. Alan Sherman wrote and sang a song back in the early 1960s called Little David Susskind, Shut Up. It is appropriate for old lady Feinstein.

    Old lady Feinstein, Shut UP.
    Old lady Feinstein, shut up.


  4. Merry Christmas Old Building and Loan, Merry Christmas Mr. Potter,

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  5. Professor Turley,

    Many here are still unsure of what has/is happening to the sovereignty of the USA, I couldn’t more strongly suggest they review this video as the same that is happening to Europe is already happening here today & is being written into law in every state!!!!:

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