Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Jewish Grinch Who Stole Christmas

The Jewish Grinch Who Stole Christmas

by Burt Prelutsky

I never thought I'd live to see the day that Christmas would become a dirty word. You think it hasn't? Then why is it that people are being prevented from saying it in polite society for fear that it will offend?

Schools are being forced to replace "Christmas vacation" with "winter break" in their printed schedules. At Macy's, the word is verboten even though they've made untold millions of dollars from their sympathetic portrayal in the Christmas classic, "Miracle on 34th Street." Carols, even instrumental versions, are banned in certain places. A major postal delivery service has not only made their drivers doff their Santa caps, but ordered them not to decorate their trucks with Christmas wreaths.

How is it, one well might ask, that in a Christian nation this is happening? And in case you find that designation objectionable, would you deny that India is a Hindu country, that Pakistan is Muslim, that Poland is Catholic? That doesn't mean those nations are theocracies. But when the overwhelming majority of a country's population is of one religion, and roughly 90% of Americans happen to be one sort of Christian or another, only a damn fool would deny the obvious.

Although it seems a long time ago, it really wasn't, that people who came here from other places made every attempt to fit in. Assimilation wasn't a threat to anyone; it was what the Statue of Liberty represented. E pluribus unum, one out of many, was our motto. The world's melting pot was our nickname. It didn't mean that any group of people had to check their customs, culture or cuisine, at the door. It did mean that they, and especially their children, learned English, and that they learned to live and let live.

That has changed, you may have noticed. And I blame my fellow Jews. When it comes to pushing the multicultural, anti-Christian, agenda, you find Jewish judges, Jewish journalists, and the ACLU, at the forefront.

Being Jewish, I should report, Christmas was never celebrated by my family. But what was there not to like about the holiday? To begin with, it provided a welcome two week break from school. The decorated trees were nice, the lights were beautiful, "It's a Wonderful Life" was a great movie, and some of the best Christmas songs were even written by Jews.

But the dirty little secret in America is that anti-Semitism is no longer a problem in society; it's been replaced by a rampant anti-Christianity. For example, the hatred spewed towards George W. Bush has far less to do with his policies than it does with his religion. The Jews voice no concern when a Bill Clinton or a John Kerry makes a big production out of showing up at black Baptist churches or posing with Rev. Jesse Jackson because they understand that's just politics. They only object to politicians attending church for religious reasons.

My fellow Jews, who often have the survival of Israel heading the list of their concerns when it comes to electing a president, only gave 26% of their vote to Bush, even though he is clearly the most pro-Israel president we've ever had in the Oval Office.

It is the ACLU, which is overwhelmingly Jewish in terms of membership and funding, that is leading the attack against Christianity in America. It is they who have conned far too many people into believing that the phrase "separation of church and state" actually exists somewhere in the Constitution.

You may have noticed, though, that the ACLU is highly selective when it comes to religious intolerance. The same group of self-righteous shysters who, at the drop of a "Merry Christmas" will slap you with an injunction, will fight for the right of an American Indian to ingest peyote and a devout Islamic woman to be veiled on her driver's license.

I happen to despise bullies and bigots. I hate them when they represent the majority, but no less when, like Jews in America, they represent an infinitesimal minority.

I am getting the idea that too many Jews won't be happy until they pull off their own version of the Spanish Inquisition, forcing Christians to either deny their faith and convert to agnosticism or suffer the consequences.

I should point out that many of these people abhor Judaism every bit as much as they do Christianity. They're the ones who behave as if atheism were a calling. They're the nutcakes who go berserk if anyone even says, "In God we trust" or mentions that the Declaration of Independence refers to a Creator with a capital "C." By this time, I'm only surprised that they haven't begun a campaign to do away with Sunday as a day of rest. After all, it's only for religious reasons - Christian reasons - that Sunday, and not Tuesday or Wednesday, is so designated.

This is a Christian nation, my friends. And all of us are fortunate it is one, and that so many Americans have seen fit to live up to the highest precepts of their religion. Speaking as a member of a minority group - and one of the smaller ones at that - I say it behooves those of us who don't accept Jesus Christ as our savior to show some gratitude to those who do, and to start respecting the values and traditions of the overwhelming majority of our fellow citizens, just as we keep insisting that they respect ours.

Merry Christmas.

the crux of the cross

Crux, from the latin, means "a cross". But not any crossing. It is when two thing intersect, causing difficulty. The crux of a problem is when two competing ideas come together and require resolution prior to continuing. Were it a simple crossing, where one thing simply lays over another, the term crux would not apply. It is not simple, but arduous. To demonstrate this, we should examine some derivitive words.
  • Crucial means "of the cross". Francis Bacon coined the term instantia crucis, or a crucial instance, where a decision must be made which will change forever a course. This does not indicate a simple choice, but one of difficulty, weight, and merit.
  • Crucify means "to make or become a cross". When the Romans used crucifixion to execute someone, they did so with specific intent. If they wished only to display the corpse of someone they executed, there are much more expedient methods. If crucifixion were meant to simiply kill, there are more efficient ways. To crucify someone was to kill a person, in public display, by a method which also tortured the victim. The cross was meant to be cruel and vicious.
  • Excruciating means "causing intense suffering; torturing". A translation from the Latin means "Deriving from the cross". Our concept for torturous pain comes directly from crucifixion. To be crucified was, litterally, excruciating.
This Christmas, remember what Jesus willingly did for all of us. The world had reached a crux. A crucial decision had to be made. Jesus decided to be crucified for all of us; replacing our suffering with his.
When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor. - Matthew 27:12-14

Friday, December 17, 2010


Feds Force Okla. Bank To Remove Crosses, Bible Verse - Oklahoma City News Story - KOCO Oklahoma City
[Federal Reserve examiners] from Kansas City deemed a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller’s counter and buttons that say "Merry Christmas, God With Us." were inappropriate.

[They] believed, the symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations. According to the clause, "...the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication ... express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion."

The feds interpret that to mean, for example, a Jew or Muslin(sic) or atheist may be offended and believe they may be discriminated against at this bank. It is an appearance of discrimination.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

when i grow up, i want to be

George Will
(At CPAC 2010)
see below the three videos, each followed by some excerpted quotes from the associated video... enjoy!

  • (quoting Samuel Johnson) 'People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.'
  • In September 1933, with hunger stalking the land, [the New Deal] ordered the slaughter of 6 million pigs. We're smarter. We have Cash-For-Clunkers.
  • Here we have an administration that can imagine a world without the internal combustion engine, but not a world without the Chrysler Corporation.
  • No one washes a rental car. You take care of your own.
  • If you confiscated all the profits of the American Pharmaceutical industry, you would lower the pharmaceutical portion of our healthcare bill from 10% all the way down to 8%. And in the process you would of course killed the industry's capacity for innovation, which it funds out of profits.
  • If you confiscated all the profits of the Healthcare industry in our country, you could pay with those profits two days of American healthcare.
  • [American sense of entitlement] is why, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, you can buy a five-inch fishing lure that states, "Harmful if swallowed."
  • If you work hard... and reach age 65 and say, "The hell with it, I'm going to Las Vegas and blow my money away," that's fine. It's a free country. But if you save it and try to give it to your children, the government will try to come in and take a bite out of it. What is wrong with that picture?
  • Did you ever think that envy is the only one of the seven deadly sins that doesn't give the sinner even momentary pleasure? I know what you're doing. You're going down the list.
  • By a show of hands, how many of you honestly know that by 2014 we begin outlawing incandescent light bulbs? [Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007]
  • We have two parties for a reason. We have different sensibilities, Liberal and Conservative... Now we are plied and belabored with the idea that American gridlock is a terrible problem. Ladies and gentlemen, American gridlock is an American achievement.
  • When the founding fathers went to Philadelphia... they did not go to create an efficient government. The idea would have horrified them. They wanted a safe government.
  • We have far more to fear from swift than torpid government.
  • (quoting Winston Churchill) 'American people invariably do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the alternatives.'

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Simplicity of Being Young

sometimes (actually, ALL the time) it's easier to be young... when you're a child/teen/adolescent, some adult is always looking out for you... in rare cases of neglect, this may not be true... but in general terms, someone has your best interest in mind... be it parent or teacher or pastor, someone is protecting the youth from harm... sometimes, we even have to protect them from themselves.

often (actually, ALL the time) youth don't appreciate what has been done for them... and when they become an adult, they are surprised at all the dangers which "suddenly" face them on a daily basis... but it's not that the dangers are new... it's that the danger is new to them.

i just read an example of this... it's a "friend of a friend of a friend" situation, so there's no need for names.

this young man (i.e. new adult, 20-something) contracted a viral infection... being young, he just felt tired... he wore out more easily than he did the week before... so he drank more caffeine and moved on... shortly thereafter, he was exposed to (what he was told was) "black mold", which can be toxic and cause several health issues... to combat this, he used "Broncaid", which is a medicine to ease and relieve shortness of breath and coughing associated with bronchial asthma... he also moved from coffee and soda to energy drinks, like Red Bull... while all of this got him through the day, it didn't solve the problem... so, thinking if a little does a little good, then a lot must do a lot of good, he took a couple extra Broncaids, along with his Red Bulls... about five Red Bulls.

he woke up in the hospital, where apparently, he flatlined (i.e. died) at least once.

so, if an adult (i.e. parent, teacher, pastor, police officer, crossing guard, etc.) doesn't let a child do something that they want (i.e. stay up late, drink energy drinks, eat sweets, drive across state lines, see R-rated movies, etc.), it is generally for the good of the child.

when this young man has a child (thus, becoming the defacto adult), you can bet the experience gained will frustrate his child... his child will probably want to stay up late, drink energy drinks, and take cold medicine... and the adult will say, "No, no, and no".

and his child will mutter under its breath how stupid adults are... but maybe, just maybe, they won't end up in the hospital on a ventilator.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Obama's 7 'Creator' omissions, Part 1

Obama's 7 'Creator' omissions, Part 1
WorldNetDaily Exclusive Commentary
Chuck Norris
Posted: November 29, 20101:00 am Eastern© 2010

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas before us, we are once again reminded of the integrated ways our Creator has a role in our culture from the beginning. But will it stay that way?

As far back as the Declaration of Independence, our founders affirmed together, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"

Now, 250 years later, however, some media caught how President Obama twice omitted the words "by their Creator" when reciting the Declaration in speeches over the past several weeks.

But I discovered actually seven presidential "Creator" omissions in just the past few months!
  • On Oct. 21, 2010, at a rally for Sen. Murray in Seattle, Wash.:
    "None of us would be here if it weren't for that extraordinary leap of faith that had been taken. Thirteen colonies deciding to start a revolution based on an idea that had never been tried before – a government of and by and for the people. A government based on the simple proposition that all men are created equal. That we're endowed with certain inalienable rights."
  • On Oct. 18, 2010, at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dinner in Rockville, Md.:
    "It has to do with this idea that was started by 13 colonies that decided to throw off the yoke of an empire, and said, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that each of us are endowed with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'"
  • On Oct. 17, 2010 at a reception for Gov. Ted Strickland in Chagrin Fall, Ohio.:
    "The idea of America has never been easy. The notion of 13 colonies coming together and overthrowing the greatest empire in the world, and then drafting a document that says, we find these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights – that's hard."
  • On Sept. 22, 2010, at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dinner in New York, N.Y.:
    "And what was sustaining us was that sense that – that North Star, that sense that, you know what, if we stay true to our values, if we believe that all people are created equal and everybody is endowed with certain inalienable rights and we're going to make those words live, and we're going to give everybody opportunity, everybody a ladder into the middle class,…"
  • On Sept. 15, 2010, at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 33rd annual awards gala in Washington, D.C.:
    "But over the centuries, what eventually bound us together – what made us all Americans – was not a matter of blood, it wasn't a matter of birth. It was faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
  • On Sept. 11, 2010, at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va.:
    "For our cause is just. Our spirit is strong. Our resolve is unwavering. Like generations before us, let us come together today and all days to affirm certain inalienable rights, to affirm life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
  • On Sept. 10, 2010, at the president's press conference at the White House:
    "With respect to the mosque in New York, I think I've been pretty clear on my position here, and that is, is that this country stands for the proposition that all men and women are created equal; that they have certain inalienable rights – one of those inalienable rights is to practice their religion freely."

Thank God that President Obama got it right on July 4, 2010, from the White House Blue Room balcony:
"And here in a still young century, let us renew our commitment to stand with those around the world who, like us, still believe in that simple yet revolutionary notion – that we are all endowed by our Creator 'with certain unalienable rights.'"

Les Kinsolving, WorldNetDaily's correspondent at the White House, asked Press Secretary's Robert Gibbs, "Why did he omit this part of the Declaration?" Gibbs' only explanation was, "I haven't seen the comments, Lester, but I can assure you the president believes in the Declaration of Independence."

Is that a reasonable excuse and explanation? To you, is omitting "endowed by their Creator" from direct quotes of the Declaration in several speeches a permissible benign act of the president of the United States?

To me, it is not only what a man includes, but omits, that tells you everything about him. As Leo F. Buscaglia once said, "Things omitted are often more deadly than errors committed."

Even more apropos, the president might heed the words of American novelist William Faulkner, who said, "Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday's omissions and regrets."

[the above is copied from WorldNetDaily; formatting modified only where necessary for this blog's appearance; don't hurt me, Mr. Norris]