Friday, December 21, 2012

death of a thousand cuts

And when you think about what we've gone through over the last couple of months -- a devastating hurricane, and now one of the worst tragedies in our memory -- the country deserves folks to be willing to compromise on behalf of the greater good, and not tangle themselves up in a whole bunch of ideological positions that don’t make much sense.
- President Barack Obama (emphasis added)

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Remarks by the President in a Press Conference | The White House:
'via Blog this'

unhappy holidays

no more Christmas for atheists... this isn't because i'm mean... it just isn't FOR them.

i'm serious... i'm getting tired of atheists... "Separation of church and state"... "No nativity on public grounds"... "Call it a 'Holiday Tree'"

really?... a holiday tree?... which holiday would that be?... we name them, you know... do you put up a tree for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday?... or Valentines Day?... or the Independence Day holiday?... or is this tree for a December-specific holiday?... maybe Hanukkah?... is it a Hanukkah tree?... a Kwanzaa tree?... a Boxing Day tree?... be honest now... what f@#king holiday is it?

at this point, the crazies come out... we'll hear the pagans claiming the tree as their own... it's the Yule tree of the Germans... and this, i don't dispute the origins... however... who among us is worshiping Thor?... i know many people claim they are pagans or wiccans or druidism or some such... but most of them don't know the first thing about Thor, Odin, Mjolnir, or the reason the tree was decorated by the Norse... if they truly understood, they would never cut down the tree, nor would they bring the damned thing into their homes!

so let's get that settled here and now... if you're referring to the "holiday season" in general terms, such as "Happy Holidays", that's perfectly acceptable... there are many holidays occurring near this time of year, and a wish of "Happy Holidays" is fine... but if you are referencing anything related to the Christian holiday known as Christmas, then refer to it as such!... the tree is a Christmas tree... the gifts are Christmas gifts... the decorations are Christmas decorations.

so for all non-Christians... practice your religion and enjoy your holidays... and let Christians do the same.

for all atheists... shut your damned mouths... don't put up a tree... don't put up decorations... don't give nor receive gifts... you don't want to share our religion; fine... then you also don't get to share our traditions... you don't see me lighting Menorahs... you don't see me telling jews whether or not they can display them, either... so i don't want to see atheists decorating trees, giving gifts, or participating in our holiday... at all.

you cannot deny us our GOD GIVEN right to practice our religion... and, by God, if you refer to our traditions, call it by the right damned name.

Merry Christmas.