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  • Great Irish/American song

    03/17/2018 11:41:01 AM PDT · by son of terrence · 25 replies
    Sometime in the 1970s or early 1980s Peter Jones discovered a collection of century-old letters in his parents' attic in Bethesda, Maryland. The letters had been sent by his great-great-great grandfather, Byran Hunt, to his son, Jones' great-great grandfather, John Hunt,[a] who had emigrated from Kilkelly, County Mayo, to the United States in 1855 and worked on the railroad. As Byran was illiterate, the letters were dictated to the local schoolmaster, Pat McNamara (d. 1902), who often wrote letters on behalf of his neighbors who were unable to read and write. Covering the years 1858 to 1893, the Hunt letters...
  • Kwanzaa Was Concocted By A Deranged Felon

    12/24/2017 1:50:21 PM PST · by ptsal · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/2/4/2017 | Eric Owens
    FULL TITLE- REMINDER: Kwanzaa Was Concocted By A Deranged Felon Who Tortured Naked Women With A Karate Baton And A Toaster As a public service, then, The Daily Caller is once again here to tell you the true — and truly bizarre — history of the violent, deranged and radical black nationalist who concocted the completely artificial holiday of Kwanzaa in 1966. The creator of Kwanzaa is Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga, a 75-year-old professor of Africana studies at California State University, Long Beach. His real name is Ronald Everett. He was born in rural Maryland, the fourteenth child of a sharecropping...
  • Thanksgiving is a Holy-Day; ‘Friendsgving’ is Not

    11/23/2017 12:27:44 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 23, 2017 | JP
    A Google search for “family at Thanksgiving” yields disturbing results. An article authored by Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker and posted on Psych Central’s web site offers “10 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with the Dysfunctional Family.” Another article, written by TODAY contributor Gail Saltz and posted on the morning show’s site, is headlined “Thanksgiving stress: How to avoid holiday family conflict.” And still another article, keyboarded by writer-at-large Dave Holmes and posted on the magazine’s site, begs the question: “Is Thanksgiving Better With Family or Friends?” Hartwell-Walker advises lining up “some co-conspirators” before the family gathers for Thanksgiving. “Chances are you’re...
  • This Thanksgiving, Don't Fear the Five-Letter Word

    11/22/2017 5:25:15 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    Esquire ^ | November 22, 2017 | David Litt
    ix Thanksgivings ago, as a junior White House speechwriter, I wrote a video script for President Obama. While not exactly destined for the history books, I thought it was a warm, generous celebration of the holiday. I was proud of my work. That is, until Fox News got ahold of it. It turned out I had forgotten to include a reference to God in the remarks. “President Obama has caused outrage with his Thanksgiving speech,” declared Fox Nation, not mentioning that George W. Bush also frequently omitted the almighty from Thanksgiving. Not to be outdone, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro tweeted...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    11/02/2017 4:05:32 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 131 replies
    Thanksgiving is a time when people don’t seem to want ‘new’ - they want ‘traditional’, the food they’ve always associated with the holiday. But it’s also an opportunity to slip in at least one new and different dish, to perhaps broaden your guests’ gustatory horizons – and give the cook a little diversity in the annual labors ;-) My first introduction to anything vaguely ‘Indian’ was this Hot Curried Fruit that my Aunt used to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It seems to be a somewhat traditional ‘thing’ in Virginia and parts South; and whenever I’ve made it for office...
  • The Association "Goodbye Columbus" 1983

    10/09/2017 12:45:08 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 19 replies
    This old song dug out of the archives only due to the fact the radicals are attempting to remove COLUMBUS from our history in the hopes he will soon be forgotten. Rewrite the song with the words "Goodbye Indigenous people"?
  • Christopher Columbus Deserves His Holiday

    10/09/2017 7:23:27 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 22 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 10/9/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    One of the most skilled mariners of his day, Christopher Columbus not only knew that the earth was a sphere, but was also extremely capable in all of the known science required to navigate an ocean. In addition, Columbus was a devoted Christian who was known to be a man of prayer and a serious student of God’s Word. Born in late 1451 to Domenico Colombo, a poor to middle-class wool weaver, and Susanna Fontanarossa, at a young age Cristoforo (Italian for “Christ-bearer”) Colombo showed intelligence, drive, and a distinct impression of God at work in his life. As Columbus...
  • 'Barack Obama Day' Is Now an Illinois Holiday

    08/07/2017 4:08:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    NBC ^ | Shelby Bremer
    Former President Barack Obama got a special treat for his birthday this year - his very own holiday. Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Friday a measure to designate Aug. 4 as "Barack Obama Day" across Illinois. The newest state holiday will be celebrated each year on the 44th president's birthday, beginning in 2018. The holiday will be "observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated...
  • On this day, 241 Years Ago...

    07/04/2017 5:25:44 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 35 replies
    The National Archives | T. Jefferson
    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation....
  • Illinois closer to celebrating Barack Obama Day

    05/20/2017 8:37:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 19, 2017 | Tina Sfondeles
    A measure to make former President Barack Obama's birthday an honorary state holiday now heads to the governor's desk after clearing the Illinois House unanimously Friday. The bill would make Aug. 4. Barack Obama Day in Illinois, but state government and businesses would remain open. "Mr. Obama served this country well, and I really believe personally, that we should give folks their flowers while they're still alive," bill sponsor state Rep. Marcus C. Evans Jr., D-Chicago, said on the House floor. "So honoring our president while he can experience it and feel it and and show the love, I...
  • Illinois House votes against making Obama birthday a holiday

    03/21/2017 10:14:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    AP ^ | March 21, 2017
    Barack Obama's name is revered in his home state. But the Illinois House has rejected making his birthday a state holiday. [Snip] The Republican floor leader says even Obama wouldn't want the cash-strapped state to give state workers another paid day off.
  • Lawmakers aim to make Obama's birthday a holiday in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers from Chicago have proposed legislation to make former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday. Three bills have been introduced that would all make Obama's birthday, Aug. 4, an official holiday.
  • Democratic legislators call for Obama state holiday

    02/06/2017 8:24:46 PM PST · by bkopto · 58 replies
    State Journal Register ^ | 2/3/2017 | Brian Robbins
    President Barack Obama's birthday may become the next state holiday, if some Illinois Democrats have their way. House Bills 231 and 503 and Senate Bill 55 all make Obama's birthday, Aug. 4, an official holiday. Both House bills would make Aug. 4 a "legal holiday," in which state government offices shut down, and schools and businesses have the option of closing. The Senate bill's "Barack Obama Day" would be commemorative only. Rep. Andre Thapedi, a Chicago Democrat who is sponsoring HB 231, had tried making Obama's birthday a state holiday last year, but the bill stalled in a House committee....
  • Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration, Apologizes to LGBT Community

    01/14/2017 9:44:08 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 122 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 14, 2017 | Itay Hod
    Jennifer Holliday has canceled her appearance at Donald Trump’s inauguration event next week, calling her decision to perform a “lapse of judgement.” Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Inauguration Performance, Apologizes to LGBT Community (Exclusive) Jennifer Holliday has canceled her appearance at Donald Trump’s inauguration event next week, calling her decision to perform a “lapse of judgement.” In an open letter, provided exclusively to TheWrap, the “Dreamgirls” star apologized to the LGBT community, saying she was “uneducated on the issues that affect every American at this crucial time in history and for causing such dismay and heartbreak to my fans.” The...
  • Larry the Cable Guy & his Christmas Story

    01/02/2017 11:36:24 AM PST · by Bob434 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Larry
    Thought you all might enjoy Larry's take on political correctness at Christmas time- Very funny stuff
  • Who is St. Nicholas? (Historic Santa Claus the real person)

    12/24/2016 4:46:10 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 13 replies
    St. Nicholas Center ^ | 12/24/2016 | Site
    The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus' words to "sell what you own and give the money to the poor," Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while...
  • Is Christmas still a religious holiday?

    12/22/2016 5:32:03 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 42 replies
    WRAL TV ^ | Dec 22, 2016 | Herb Scribner - Deseret News
    As the Pew Research Center found in 2013, about 81 percent of non-Christians celebrate Christmas in the United States. That includes people without religion, Buddhists, Hindus and American Jews. In fact, close to one-third of Jewish people (32 percent) have a Christmas tree in their homes during the December months, according to Pew. More so, almost 1 in 3 Americans sees Christmas as a cultural holiday, not just a religious one, according to Pew. The data show that 92 percent of Americans celebrate the holiday, with 51 percent believing it’s a religious holiday and 9 percent feeling it is both...
  • Watergate Salad (Holiday DESSERT - VANITY)

    12/19/2016 4:22:19 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 81 replies
    me ^ | December 19, 2016 | me
    3 (THREE) Boxes Pistachio Pudding (3.5 oz approx. - often 3.4) 1 can Crushed Pineapple (20 oz. approx.) 3/4-1 cup milk (I prefer whole milk) 2 bags Pecan pieces (or about 4 oz) 1 bag Mini Marshmallows (I like the colored / flavored ones yellow/green/pink/orange) 2 tubs Cool-Whip or similar whipped topping In a large cake mixing bowl, 1) Empty the whole can of Pineapple AND juice 2) put in 2 (TWO) of the contents of Pistachio Pudding 3) put in the milk 4) put in the pecan pieces 5) (optional) - put in about 1/2 can of fruit cocktail...
  • Activists push to ban Holiday Season Song -- ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ because it promotes date rape

    12/06/2016 7:30:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2016 | Larry O'Connor
    I wish this was a fake news satirical story, but sadly, it’s true. Liberal activists are outraged that the seasonal song Baby it’s Cold Outside should be banned because, wait for it, it promotes sexual harrassment and non-consensual sex.It’s a movement that started a few years ago and has been taken up with more fervor and passion every Christmas season. But this season, the movement has gained steam because, according to HuffPo, a pair of songwriters have offered up alternate lyrics to make the song more politically correct, socially acceptable, and completely awful: The duo, singer-songwriters Lydia Liza and...
  • Plantation Family Wins Fight Against City To Keep Up ‘Extreme Christmas’ Display

    10/27/2016 5:38:23 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 10/27/16
    huge Christmas display that attracts thousands of families to Plantation every holiday season will be back this year. The city lost its lawsuit against the Hyatt family and their “Hyatt Extreme Christmas” display. For years the Hyatts have been putting up more than 200,000 lights at their home on NW 14th Street. The creator of the display, Mark Hyatt, says it brings happiness and smiles to all who see it. But Plantation sued them, claiming the display had become a public nuisance.