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  • Christmas message lands Boston worker in hot water

    12/28/2011 9:33:48 AM PST · by Enchante · 5 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/28/2011 | AP staff
    Travelers seemed to get a chuckle out of the holiday levity. But Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials weren't amused and initially said the dispatcher could be strongly disciplined.
  • An unusual Christmas decoration

    12/27/2011 11:00:12 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Various | 2009?
  • Obama Skips Christmas Statement But Issues Statement for Fake Holiday Kwanzaa

    12/27/2011 10:30:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/27/11 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama did not release a special statement for Christmas this year. From the White House website: Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 4:20 PM Barack Obama did not release a special statement for Christmas this year. From the White House website: But, Barack Obama did issue a statement in celebration of the fake holiday Kwanzaa on Monday December 26. From the White House website: Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today marks the beginning of the week-long celebration honoring African American heritage and culture through the seven...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-28-11, Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

    12/27/2011 7:08:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies ^ | 12-28-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 28, 2011 Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs   Reading 1 1 Jn 1:5-2:2 Beloved:This is the message that we have heard from Jesus Christand proclaim to you:God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.If we say, "We have fellowship with him,"while we continue to walk in darkness,we lie and do not act in truth.But if we walk in the light as he is in the light,then we have fellowship with one another,and the Blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.If we say, "We are without sin,"we deceive ourselves, and the...
  • Islamic Honor Killing In Texas: "Santa Killer" Was Muslim Who Hated Daughter Dating A Non-Muslim

    12/27/2011 1:30:07 PM PST · by Windflier · 149 replies · 1+ views
    The mainstream media has reported this as the "Santa killer." No mention that it was an Islamic honor killing until this Dallas Morning News story. Our daughters and granddaughters are going to be the ones who will suffer because of for this obfuscation and excusal of barbarism. This has been going on for years. When Amina and Sarah Said were brutally murdered by their father, also in Texas, on New Year’s Day 2008 for the same reason -- having non-Muslim boyfriends -- I thought, this is it. This is going to break the dam wide open. America would not, could...
  • How Best Buy Stole Christmas

    12/27/2011 10:24:34 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 78 replies
    TechCrunch/AOL ^ | Friday, December 23rd, 2011 | Matt Burns
    “I wouldn’t touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.” There’s a bit of inherent risk when shopping online. You’re handing over your credit card to a retailer that promises to ship you something in return. Most of the time transactions are completed without issue and orders are fulfilled as promised. Sometimes things go awry, though. And sometimes Best Buy ruins Christmas. Best Buy started reaching out to customers earlier this week — you know, mere days before Christmas — that the retailer was unable to fulfill orders placed as far back as November. Big Blue was sorry but they were...
  • Couple marries as Mr. and Mrs. Claus in Huntington Mall (W.Va)

    BARBOURSVILLE - There are a lot of things to see at the mall in the days leading up to Christmas. There are last minute deals and last minute gifts. But Friday night, at the Huntington Mall, Mr. and Mrs. Claus made it official, tying the knot in front of family, friends and curious mall onlookers. Their story goes like this: Ralph Grimm met Debbie Knapp a year ago at the Huntington Mall at the Santa display. They decided the spot where they met would make the perfect spot to get married, and decided tying the knot dressed as Mr. and...

    12/25/2011 10:27:52 PM PST · by mamelukesabre · 39 replies · 1+ views
    My christmas presents from my mother today got me thinking about how times have changed. I have never grown up on a farm but many of my relatives did. A few of the old holdouts still do. Family reunions were almost always on a farm somewhere. I spent summers as a kid on farms owned by relatives. What did my mother give me? Well before I talk about that I need to explain a few things. The hard lessons learned during the great depression stuck a little more permanently in my family tree than most. I grew up saving rubber...
  • Following The Truth: The Feast Of St. Stephen – A Case Of Bad Timing? (Catholic or Open)

    12/27/2011 8:49:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies ^ | Dec 26th, 2011 | Gary Zimak
    The Feast Of St. Stephen – A Case Of Bad Timing? Dec 26th, 2011by Gary Zimak. “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23)One day after the beautiful celebration of Christmas, the Church honors the first Christian martyr, St. Stephen.  Talk about bad timing!  Isn’t this supposed to be the season of joy and peace?  Is the Church calendar so crowded that we had to squeeze Stephen in this week?  Wouldn’t he be a better fit during the season of Lent?In reality, the Church knows exactly...
  • Feds' War on Religion (Part 2 of 2)

    12/27/2011 4:48:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 27, 2011 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, I documented more than a dozen ways in which, in just the past six months, the Obama administration is trampling on the religious liberties of America's finest military service members. (If you haven't read Part 1, you can find it at I am very disappointed by the dissolution of religious liberties in the U.S. military. Times have sadly and radically changed since my father served in World War II, since I served four years in the Air Force and since my two brothers, Wieland and Aaron, served in the Army in Vietnam. (My brother Wieland paid the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-27-11, Feast, St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

    12/26/2011 8:28:43 PM PST · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 12-27-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 27, 2011 Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist   Reading 1 1 Jn 1:1-4 Beloved:What was from the beginning,what we have heard,what we have seen with our eyes,what we looked uponand touched with our handsconcerns the Word of life ?for the life was made visible;we have seen it and testify to itand proclaim to you the eternal lifethat was with the Father and was made visible to us? what we have seen and heardwe proclaim now to you,so that you too may have fellowship with us;for our fellowship is with the Fatherand with his Son, Jesus Christ.We...
  • Gunman dressed as Santa fatally shoots 7 people in Texas home

    Grapevine police investigate the scene where they found seven people dead outside Dallas in Grapevine, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. Four women and three men who police believe to be related were found apparently shot to death, and authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead. Six members of a Texas family apparently opened Christmas presents just before a relative dressed as Santa Claus showed up, opened fire and killed them before killing himself, police said Monday. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said the shooter showed up in the Santa outfit shortly before gunfire erupted and was...
  • Chesterton on Christmas

    12/26/2011 2:52:13 PM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies ^ | December 29, 2009 | GEORGE MARLIN
    Chesterton on Christmas   GEORGE MARLIN For a quarter of a century, my wife, Barbara, and I have printed special Christmas cards that contained an excerpt of Chesterton's reflections on the season. Reading through them I was, once again, awed by Chesterton's vision. For those of us who love and admire the British Catholic journalist, Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), he lives still in his Inverness cape, with sword cane and pince-nez. And he lives because his words are timeless. His commentaries and views on the continuing dehumanization of man, the so-called social sciences, the idealistic movements and totalitarian ideologies, and...
  • Humor Alert! A Christmas Cookie Recipe in the Style of the Revised Translation

    12/26/2011 2:16:39 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 26, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Christmas Cookie Recipe in the Style of the Revised TranslationBy: Msgr. Charles Pope Please accept a light-hearted post on Christmas Monday wherein we ponder a Christmas Cookie Recipe in the fine and polished style of the Revised Translation of the Mass.Please also understand, as most of you know, I am a big fan of the new translation we are using. I like it! But this little recipe that came my way was too much fun not to share.I do not know the source of this recipe (it’s kicking around the Internet) and some of you will have seen...
  • How to argue with right-wing relatives (You're about to lose yesterday's supper)

    12/26/2011 9:49:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Salon ^ | December 25, 2011 | Alex Pareene
    There comes a time at most large family gatherings when a heated political argument breaks out. And by “heated political argument” what I mean is “someone just repeats something they heard on Hannity’s radio show that you know to be completely untrue.” You may be the lone liberal in a conservative family, or you may have one right-wing uncle in your left-wing family, but this will happen. What to do? If you have a “smart phone,” just bookmark Snopes now. That’ll take care of the really weird stuff. (Well, not this level of weird, but “I read that airlines don’t...
  • Embattled Indonesian Church Forced to Celebrate Christmas in Private Home

    12/26/2011 6:07:55 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | December 26, 2011 | Vento Saudale |
    The congregation of the embattled GKI Yasmin church in Bogor was forced to move its Christmas prayers to a member’s house after Islamic groups assembled at the disputed site and threatened to challenge the sermon on Sunday. The service was slated to start at 9 a.m. in the sealed church on Jalan Abdullah bin Nuh, but the congregants went elsewhere after members of the Indonesian Muslim Communication Forum (Forkami), the Islamic Reform Movement (Garis) and the Bogor Muslim Community (KMB) objected to that plan. The opposition protestors came to the church in the morning and shouted to guarding police officers...
  • Obama's Faith Problem

    12/26/2011 5:18:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 26, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    Christmas is a time when many Americans reflect on the many blessings enjoyed by each of us in this great nation. Churches and synagogues are full as Americans, of all faiths, take time to pause and consider the meaning of our lives and our responsibilities to others. What a pity that our President does not participate in these simple acts of faith! Our nation would be better if he did. There has been much ink spilled over President Obama's belief in God (or lack thereof), in the strength of his faith, in questioning what his faith is ( Christian, Muslim,...
  • Christmas in Brooklyn (Dyker Lights)

    12/26/2011 1:47:00 AM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 26, 2011 | Gerard
    A belated Merry Christmas to my fellow FReepers.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-26-11, Feast, St. Stephen, First Martyr

    12/25/2011 8:04:14 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies ^ | 12-26-11 | Revised New American Bible
    December 26, 2011 Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr   Reading 1 Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke. When they heard this, they were infuriated,and they ground their teeth at him.But he, filled with the Holy Spirit,looked up intently to heavenand saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,and he...
  • Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment [Amid Christmas Gifts And Wrapping Paper]

    12/25/2011 6:44:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 104 replies · 7+ views
    FoxNews ^ | December 25, 2011
    Seven People Found Dead in Dallas-Area Apartment Published December 25, 2011 GRAPEVINE, Texas – Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death in a suburban Texas apartment, police said Sunday. Authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead, but got a warrant before doing a full search on the small chance that it was otherwise. Four women and three men, aged 18 to 60, were found in an adjoining kitchen and living room area when police entered the apartment around midday, said...