Yeah I think about their criticism of music today. You know it's it's about drugs it's about this and we consider us over the a lot of recent -- that -- the phone that was sending. It to sort that we still -- With a decent needed. Our music was not. All bad news. I skirted or Tommy Tucker I hope you had a great great Christmas. And even if that wasn't. Some things that render all of the gifts that you -- at -- I at least hope that you. A fill the true spirit of Christmas there where we're talking about that this morning if anything if anything happened to -- to you Christmas Eve or yesterday Christmas Day. That really made you feel like you experience the true. The true meaning of Christmas then I'd I'd love to upload your story vertical stories said this morning in you know for me it was a case of going to a a party Christmas Eve and I didn't have had everything for everybody I had a few presents for the people that I knew best there. But they were few people that I didn't know that well they did know me that well but he knew I was going and I was I was rather surprised that they had gifts for me. And instinctively I I felt guilty and that I realize that way if I feel guilty then. That I'm not enjoying to the real meaning of Christmas and it's not just about giving but it's also -- appreciating and learning how to a to receive something. And then I said tonight I didn't bring anything to depart I brought some gifts for few people bring that bring anything for the people who were having -- party. And I got a couple of text from people on a bashing me for showing up how -- I show up at a party without any thing in my hand it's proper etiquette to always bring something. Now the two parties and I went to yesterday EI BI did offering. On us a small gift to each of the people that did invite me over but I you know I was really I really felt like I experience Christmas. By being at the -- receiving end and not having anything to -- -- and I I think that's that's also part of it. I become happier when I give. Him when I receive and you may feel the same way. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't challenge ourselves to appreciate the the idea that somebody is giving to us. Because if we feel good whom we give to somebody else even if we don't get something else in return. Then by accepting the gift. Even if we don't have anything to give in return. We were giving them the opportunity to feel good in the same way that you and I feel good -- and justifying getting nice gifts and in not giving it. When you and -- I -- I I do I I have to admit that I've relieved as struggle a bye -- struggle with. Receiving -- and and I give -- Was there any unusual gift. If you got yesterday. What was the best gift what was the worst -- you got yesterday. There was a gift that was given this party -- -- doctors at Christmas Eve. There was a gift given at this party that I thought was was very very unique. And it was sort of it's one of the more interesting. Gifts that that I seen recently. It was called eight cork sickle. A court -- And it was this. It was a rather long I guess it was about an inch in diameter. And it was shaped like an icicle. And when you open a bottle of wine it needs to be chilled you you freeze this in had a water or liquidated. You freeze the court sickle. And then you put it in the bottle of wine so it keeps the wind cool. As you as you for the -- -- So I thought that was really kind of a kind of interesting if a court sickle. Was there anything weird anything -- usual. Date that you've got there was there. The best -- was there -- the worst gift. A few and join our show with a comment this morning are numbers 2601878. Toll free 8668890878. And our text number is 877. Here's a text just so you know etiquette it is always. It is to always have a little token of thanks. For the host. As far as not expecting a gift. I'm very heartfelt thank you followed by a -- he had somebody mentioned that earlier and I should -- and I will send a note because one of the gifts I got was this really. Really nice. Plush. Very soft comfortable -- With my name it scooped. I mean I can pull if you have an error with this -- United did it change in oils and I'll probably have to get new friends. It's 8:13 it's the morning after -- it's chilly out there are disputing for Tommy Tucker we'll be right back with your comments on there. -- -- -- And I think we just we just played since David. And -- O'Leary descriptive commodity the news break with -- I couldn't help but think about you know we grew up with songs that. Notably well I guess people questioned -- but we group which songs that were. Implying drugs and here's a text that reminds me of the rolling stone's mother's little helper. It's a little yellow pill. Listen. Help your -- this is about. Sold. Some music today the only music about drugs. Here's attacks get the best gift I received over Christmas. The smiles of my three grandsons. And that is from -- I understand that here's -- they -- I appreciate you because you speak your mind. And you're not afraid to ruffle any feathers. A staying true to your convictions. Whether I agree with them or you were wrong signal that was -- if you don't agree with me. This I'm wrong. Here's a text and you've talked about Kwanzaa. And the true meaning of Christmas. No explaining Chanukah. You know that was how to actually this year for the first time in along time coincided with. With Thanksgiving so we we did talk a little bit about that that. Here is attacks to that reads this Q1 of the best things people can do when they see someone deal professionally with an irate customer. Is to give them kudos. When they're when they're doing a good job you know -- I have I've done you know pricey as somebody who is really rude to somebody who's working in retail. For example. I'm in and I'll I'll I'll take a moment to. To tell them when I get to them hey you know you get a real good job handling the -- -- talking about some of the best and worst and most and usual Christmas gift. I saw somebody get eight court -- Which is something that you put in a bottle -- needs to be chilled. With a -- once chill but while it's sitting out there you don't put back in the refrigerator you put a cork sickle and it. And it keeps the wind shield while you drink in the line. From Biloxi Paula -- -- -- WL good morning. I I don't I good. Yes -- a mutual yeah scramble to get it came in the Motorola. Tuesday it was Rob Ryan lookalike -- this -- quarterly -- four. The sidelines Japanese wears a white Internet awake attached to it and not immediately put it look much like its main man -- So you don't race is something that -- gonna actually where the the Rob Ryan -- had. I'll Wear -- or go to. Our all and end of -- who do you feel good about the team this week. -- I think it would be really good dip poetic justice if the same time I talked about this after the loss to Seattle -- with what is the stage is set. For the saints it's a team not known to do well on the road what -- the stage is set for the saints in the playoffs to go back to Seattle. They beat Seattle outside and then they go win the Super Bowl outside in a winner in New Jersey that would silence a lot of the critics. I agree with you -- -- percent think but that's tougher yeah but they're gonna put it all together here. Paul I'm glad you called and I hope that's the case I think the senate -- about a twelve -- half point favorite Sunday against the Buccaneers. I Jason -- on WWL good morning. Morning. -- -- What are Pittsburgh group led by our. Both the year there were so retro. And and it actually at Stewart -- in the last night. Help essar so. You have let out where the art and the AD. -- Atlanta -- all out period. And you leave because it -- -- America -- out there so I want a war under public and they provided free -- you. But -- thought it. At about etiquette. They're pitchers. Around in order by the mayor. Good bill. The. That's a great story Jason number neglect you share there was a huge you've really got the feeling of what it feels like to 22 gift. Yet tiger. -- a very unique experience either. You know I don't know fabricate everything. Are yet god -- you know. -- got out -- -- way out as this gorilla that it ought. Jason great story thanks for calling in their sharing -- with us. Did you do anything that really make you feel like it was Christmas yesterday and did you get -- and usual gift what was the best Q4 was the worst gift we've also got this on our FaceBook page at WWL radio. What was the best gift you received. The best gift you've ever ever given. That's a conversation at WWL radio on our FaceBook page and here's a comment. 2007 when I ask my girlfriend at the time to be my wife and she said yes. -- -- -- He doesn't say that was the best of the worst gift that he gave. A few and enjoyed our show with a comment on numbers 2601870. Toll free 8668890. Point seven -- text numbers 87870. I've stood in for Tommy Tucker and here's another WWL traffic update. It was Christmas is better or worse than you expected 75%. Say it was better and 25% say it was worse that's -- -- WL or did you look for people. If your opinion by going to our web site WWL dot com should we balance our judicial system. On the back of the poor. And his bullying and exaggerated problem or is it so serious that we need a strategic war against it. Those are two of the things that you will hear discussed today as we take you back to the best of the think tank with Garland Robinette from ten to one here. Under the WL I stood in for Tommy Tucker there's a possibility that you're gonna get a package of late today because if a bad weather UPS and FedEx. Are delivering some packages a little bit late in. You know it really if you if you -- the package at the last minute due to bear some responsibility here the weather something that can't be controlled and it certainly is the fault of UPS or FedEx. If the packages are are getting their late so don't take it out on them. The person who's delivering the package I guess she should be man yourself for sending it at the last minute or if you wanna be meant -- somebody -- -- Albers who set it to you. At at the very last minute. We're talking about some of the things that. That made it really feel like a Christmas yesterday. And also we're talking about to any unusual gifts that you perceived. Or what was the best gift to what was the worst gift that you receive are numbers 2601870. Toll free 8668890870. Protects Amber's -- 77. This is also the conversation on our FaceBook page WWL radio on FaceBook. I'm here is a comment from Jeremy a day off to spend with family and friends you know sometimes it's it's. Sometimes it's it's it's easy to give somebody gift. Because that the UE that's at a tangible that sometimes it's more difficult to give of ourselves. It's easier to appreciate the exchanging of gifts the giving and receiving of gifts because that's a tangible process. What is a little bit more hidden in this whole celebration. Part some of the things that the -- so tangible. On the little things and here's another witness is from -- just having my family together. Was priceless. Here's another comment from -- Family and extended family getting together. So many of the things that really are the blessings of Christmas. Are the things that it that have nothing to do with the commercial material aspects of Christmas and I I've I've I've talked on the show leading up to Christmas are quite often about. The the war on Christmas and and I think it's more of media hype and it is reality because nobody can take Christmas away from you. Because what really defines Christmas lives in your heart in in your mind and that's not something that the government or liberals or anybody can can take from -- Here is attacks. About Christmas yesterday. I was happy because I got through Christmas dinner without beating the blank. Out of my liberal son in law. -- got to be tough on your conservative in your daughter marries a liberal that is going to be -- and I hope. I hope you didn't get into any political discussion yesterday because that just really goes nowhere and there -- those people that you. You know you don't see very often you see him at Christmas Thanksgiving you seem very seldom. And some people feel the need to tell you how they feel about politics. Religion or whatever and that really never. And really never goes very well you know yesterday one of the one of the dinners that are went to there was a priest there. The that the brother of the person who was having that the party he's he's a priest. And he was there -- did he get something that was. Very touched. Right before the -- -- uptight about that was considered a newsprint it'll tell you about that when we come back if you wanna join us with your comment our numbers 2601870. Toll free 8668890870. In a text number is 877. It's 830 on this chilly Thursday morning day after Christmas and here's another Debbie WL news updates we have Chris Hill. There's a story circulating in Texas. Is this it's coming from -- stars -- -- -- start. He -- opinion pieces for foxnews.com. And it's about a VA hospital that refuse to accept Christmas cards that had Merry Christmas on them because of what is written in. The Veterans Health Administration handbook. Now while this may have taken place it at one VA hospital I don't think this is a problem everywhere while I think it's wrong that they didn't accept these even existed happened. This guy yet ties -- and tries to and always make a big deal out of out of nothing and I don't know we we tried to find -- win the Veterans Health Administration handbook was written. But it wasn't necessarily written by the Obama administration -- we don't know that it could have been written before that so. The implication areas. It's the Obama administration that is telling VA hospitals not to accept cards that have Merry Christmas on them. Because that deals with the religious nature. Of Christmas. Which I personally think is absurd but -- I know that the history of for the tots aren't city. Wants to make a big deal out of this and get people all hysterical and I don't think there's anything to be hysterical about quality it's it's it's wrong to. A reject those that -- the cards were written by fourth graders. We sending into two veterans. We're trying to find that a little bit more about this again I don't think this is a widespread thing so again. No need to panic here's our WWL pretty jaguar opinion poll this morning. Was your Christmas better or worse than you expected we'll give you an update on that coming up in just a few minutes. -- here's a text that reads the best thing about Christmas. Is that my wife is still alive. The worst thing is is that she was too sick from chemo. To do anything. The good. Outweighs the bad. So when you when you think about maybe not getting exactly what you want for Christmas think about somebody when a Christmas. Like that and you know we talked about this leading up to Christmas there or there are a lot of people who really struggle. This time of year even if things are good they're people who struggle this time of year. But. There are things that happen in your life and Christmas achieve such a sentimental timed it tends to target our hearts anyway. It's not always easy to deal with this time of year if things are. -- or are not going right in your life for a year having a down moment in your life for whatever reason. So if you if you are having a tough time this holiday season it's it's gonna get better and you can always. You can always look with hope to the new year and an even though it's. On the calendar it's a fresh new start we just really kind of blend from one year to that next I mean our lives don't change that much the weekend. We can't change our mentality we'll talk more about that as we get closer to a New Year's Eve of the beginning of 2014. So I was at this senate this Christmas dinner yesterday. And it was a priest. And they asked him to say grace he would use the brother of the but that one of the people who was having a brother of the persons having the party. And the priest was was asked to say grace. Which I thought it was kind of rude -- meant I was kind of rude to ask him to say grace. And that's what he does for a living. This is job he's going to Christmas -- it would be like. A -- would you talk about the political dissent between the Republicans and the Democrats from Washington. So that was kind of rude asked appreciative to say. It's his it's great it's soft days -- -- -- that morning he said masse that morning gave a communion at the as the guided -- race at that entertainment. Anyway but he he where he read something it would that was acting is grace which I was really profound. He read about. How. Jesus really. Didn't have. The qualifications. That you would think that he would have in terms of education. In terms of training. I and it really it really made you think of Toronto would an extraordinary. Moment that once in just that the history of the world but I was really I was really touched by that and it. It if you do if you do believe then. -- it's. It it makes it eat it seem even more miraculous. As the son of god that he. He accomplished what he did and yet he really didn't seem to. To attempt the training that would have led him to do. What he did if you wanna join Russia with a comet are numbers 2601870. Toll free 8668890870. -- numbers 87870. Also this morning Obama continued to talk about anything that means you really feel the spirit of Christmas yesterday. And maybe had nothing to do with the giving or receiving of gifts. What made you feel like the spirit of Christmas was really alive he their Christmas Eve night. Or yesterday. Our number is 260170. Toll free 8668890. X seventy. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I've scoot it for Tommy Tucker it's a Thursday morning and we'll be right back with more Debbie WL. I'm getting it -- from people who lives saved it it's very it's it's very complementary to ask. The priest. To say grace and I've made a comment a moment ago about the poor guy he did masse that morning he comes it is Christmas dinner in the economic think I work. By saying a prayer on a from Harvey junior -- to -- WL. Morning cool and happy Mary after Christmas CDU. Thank you I thought it would have been very appropriate it irked that he equivalent I'm a teacher a -- someone -- me about education hour. What school at at their channel black chill out on it it's a pleasure to give them my insight. And I was a bit it would have been hit -- at a blessing and very appropriate I don't know I usually agree that you -- -- -- and that. Jenna was being really little sarcastic and our guy Francisco condemning the poor -- he's he's culminated as you work but did you think about the pressure there's a priest sitting there -- -- that would advance smear somebody else to say the grace. I mean you went -- grace in the presence of a priest. Eighties and judging in the is that it's like. A habit you actually and that bill that cut the village and then out Latin hi there they're nervous they're rated -- -- Like an animal. -- I I do understand that and I was really just got to being sarcastic is not a I'm glad I didn't have to do because. A thinking that you know -- can be seen grace and he might be over there you know who annihilation this attitude -- -- -- and clear his lack. I don't go and a director skirmish. -- -- -- called up from Covington Greg -- and a VW well. Still a great observed shindig and that's a really cool thing. At the British child well -- And I ordered. -- things you alleged what you -- It really it is a good day -- it's I guess it's not something's at that there really is caught on here as much as it it shouldn't you know since we've we come from ultimately the UK. We we should celebrate boxing. I would beat him. Talk about. It and and those. Kids getting shot. And wage and when you -- Just like. Aids and equal out and touched our redundant when people actually. A couple of and a -- -- like. And I. -- so. Just that under the trees in the yeah. Their. Own their bowl. Out street will you -- -- -- that you went from feeling like a kid to being reminded that you're an old man let me tell us so I'm not all that you not -- at fifty and -- we're just I don't know about you but at this point in my life I'm enjoying life more now. I I I'm I'm I'm busy selling I'm taken back and relaxing at this -- my I'm enjoying life more now than ever before wished. I guess I wish I I knew then what I know now about myself and about life in general. -- -- what. Greg Merry Christmas to you -- and I'm you know and I'm glad that somebody took a took a moment to. Allow those feelings of being a child to be rekindled in them. And and I I hope. Yesterday if you were around kids opening presents I I hope you were able to. Two to rekindle those feelings of of what that was like when when you were a kid and that's I think one of the president's that we get today at Christmas time. Those feelings that we had when we were kids if you wanna join us with a comment -- numbers 2601870. Toll free 866889. Terribly silly text Amber's age 7870. Is a tech's -- -- Christmas was spoiled 'cause of UPS. Some presents are getting delivered late from UPS FedEx. Is UPS to blame. Let's set the record straight on that weakened back. 8:51 Thursday morning day after Christmas I'm scoot him for Tommy Tucker and here is another WWL traffic updates Gerald Robinson. If you work in retail or if you have worked in retail. What would you like to tell all those customers who are going to crowd stores today returning gifts. Or getting out there and turning their gift cards and cash into gifts from -- what what was it like to tell those people talk about that coming up in the next hour. Got a text them over to go for so it is said that his kids' Christmas. Was spoiled because of UPS. It's my understanding there was some bad weather around the country. And that's the reason that that that you PS didn't get all the gifts everybody on time and if you said something at the last minute. And you you're not leaving any room for error. Then maybe you should be manage yourself of uninsured Texans either recede just a moment ago. This text read so I was someone who was affected by the bad weather are you ordered something from Wal-Mart on line. And it was supposed to be delivered the day before Christmas for my wife. I was sold land. I called UPS upset I call Wal-Mart dot com told a few people off. My wife was like hey it's okay she was fine but I was man -- I didn't have anything for her. That night the commercial came on children's cancer. And it showed them and they were going through so much as kids. It made me think about. How I have six kids and they were all healthy for Christmas. And I was man over something so petty that commercial brought -- back to the reality of what Christmas. Is really about. Merry Christmas. I love hearing stories like that. Sometimes when you. We -- war. Are robbed of of that material exchange of gifts. You find the true meaning of Christmas and and I experience a terror over over the weekend audience it was a great weekend but it seemed like a weekend. A Christmas -- I've I've had a few gifts for a few people at a Christmas Eve gathering there was invited to but they were there were people there who had. Guess for me. And I didn't expect anything from them and -- I didn't expect anything from them I didn't have anything to give them. But that allowed me to two since the real spirit of Christmas. It's not only about giving but it's also about receiving. It's about I guess learning how to receive because it makes others feel good to give to -- if if anything happened do you Christmas Eve. You or your family. Are you saw any any example of that true Christmas spirit if anything made you feel. The true meaning of Christmas Christmas Eve or or yesterday I'd I'd love to hear that story we've heard some interesting stories it. I called earlier he was he was dumpster diving. For copper -- Copper pipes to sell because he was unemployed. A decent guy saw him yesterday Christmas Day. Face it could use a few dollars and said yes and he the -- Sergio reaches while he thought he was gonna get a dollar to. Guy gave in the twenty. And he said I was so touched by that he said if I get back on my feet I can't wait to be able to do that for somebody else. Sometimes the most generous people with those people who have lost something those people who have. Gone without. So. Think about the true meaning of Christmas and I hope you had a chance to experience that we'll get back to -- your calls coming up -- and -- him for Tommy -- on WWL.