Posts Tagged ‘war on christmas’

Stick A Fork In It

March 28, 2013

The Culture Wars are over!

For decades, since the first long-hired pot smoker joined a protest over the Viet Nam war, the Republican party has tried to gin up phony controversies (The War on Christmas!) and throw red meat to their base. The gays are coming! What about the babies?!?! People who don’t look like you are living in our country! The g’umment is coming to take your guns!


War on Christmas!

December 6, 2011

So it is that time of year again – the nutjobs start to remind us that there is a war on… a war against Christmas!

Since I was late to the party on the class war (hell, just about everyone was – the class war against the 99% has been going on for DECADES and only now are we beginning to ask that those who benefit disproportionately from the society in which they live return to supporting that society), I figured I would jump in late on this one too.

Here is the premise:  anti-Christian liberals are trying to eradicate Christmas by saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”.

Yes, that does sound ridiculous.

Here is the thing.  A lot of cultures and religions have winter celebrations.  (In fact, Christmas is actually a hijacking of a pagan winter holiday, and religious scholars generally concur that Jesus could not have been born December if the other facts in the Bible about his birth are correct).  So when you hear someone cheerfully wish you “Happy holidays!”, consider the possibilities: (more…)

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