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  • Hug Your Cat Day is Wednesday, June 4!

    06/04/2014 4:25:32 AM PDT · by Gefn · 44 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | June 3, 2014 | Jack Phillips
    Hug your cat is one of those seeming pleasing straightforward holidays. Quite simply, it's a day which cat owners everywhere are encouraged to hug their cats.
  • A Look at Balancing Easter's Meaning With Commercialism

    04/20/2014 1:31:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Aiken Standard ^ | Sunday, April 20, 2014 | Derrek Asberry
    Commercialism versus true meaning has been an ongoing battle for years when it comes to religious holidays, and Easter is no exception. In the eyes of many, chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts are much too recognized in the place of a sunrise service on Easter morning ... especially when it comes to children who may be easily influenced by commercialism. So, is there enough room to balance the commercial aspect and biblical meaning behind Easter? The Aiken Standard posed this question to pastors and Christian leaders in the local community. Battling the distractions For the Rev. Douglas Slaughter, pastor...
  • History of the Super Bowl: Just another Religious Holiday?

    01/30/2014 2:04:02 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    billpetro.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Bill Petro
    HISTORY OF THE SUPER BOWL The Super Bowl, also known as simply Superbowl — a territory acquisition athletic contest played upon a fixed agrarian grid using as a token an inflated porcine prolate spheroid — is the most important holiday of the year in America. Some will say that it is a secular holiday, others argue that it is truly a religious holiday. And there are many reasons why: it has a liturgy, lots of prayer, rituals, and indeed these rituals have changed throughout history. For example, it used to be that commercials were the part of the service...
  • Us and Them (Rabbinical commentary about Tu B'Shvat)

    01/16/2014 9:22:26 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 4 replies
    Email | 16JAN2014 | Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz
    Insights and Inspiration from the Holy Land from Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz "Your friend in Karmiel" January 16th 2014 -Volume 4, Issue 15 -15th of Shevat 5774 Beshalach/Tu Bishvat Us and Them 'The Arabs are bad, Daddy, right?" my six year old Elka turns to me at one dinner recently and asks. "Uhhhh...no...Elka'la there are some bad Arabs, but there are also some good ones." Continuing to take a bite of my supper and hope that this conversation is over. But this is Elka, the conversation is just beginning. "But they are Goyim (gentiles), Daddy. Aren't Goyim bad? Aren't the Goyim,...
  • The Christmas Carol For the Christian Right

    12/25/2013 1:00:58 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 16 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 25, 2013 | JP
    Exactly 150 years ago this Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem Christmas Bells. It would later provide the lyrics for the familiar carol, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. Most of those who love the song which has been recorded by arists ranging from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Kate Smith to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Ann Margaret know little about its backstory. Indeed, the lyrics actually were written by Longfellow during a time of despair. The poet had learned that his first-born son, Charles, a lieutenant in the Union Army during the Civil...
  • Christmas Really Isn't about Christ - Why I'm not Celebrating Christmas Even Though I'm a Christian

    12/14/2013 2:56:27 PM PST · by InHisService · 345 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 12-14-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    All right, before you get your freckles in an uproar by reading that title and making a quick, errant assumption about me, let me clarify a few things. Im a bible believing, spirit filled Christian. I am not an atheist sympathizer. I do not doubt my faith, nor do I have any doubts about the deity of Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savior, and I believe the world is lost without Him. For years I celebrated Christmas. But last year, I decided to stop celebrating it. Something awoke in me, and I just felt turned off by the...
  • The Christmas Scale

    12/12/2013 9:04:58 AM PST · by reegs · 4 replies
    Igniter Media ^ | 12/3/2012 | Igniter Media
    It's hard to believe that the greatest message the world will ever hear is contained in one simple scale. (Voice over by Willie Minor.)
  • Can a "Holiday" cookie really take you out of commission for an entire day?

    12/10/2013 9:44:51 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-10-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Yesterday I had what is seemingly becoming a perennial 1-day December flu (as it has been the third time in the last four years I've had it at this exact time). I was able to get one post off, and then spent the rest of the day bed-ridden because any movement whatsoever made things much worse.I don't know why this happened. I did have a Christmas Holiday (Marxmas?) cookie the night before (below), but that couldn't be the problem. I mean a cookie can't make you violently ill...Right?Well, I'm feeling almost 100% today, so back to work I go!
  • Administration Finalizes Obamacare Tax Over Holiday Weekend

    12/04/2013 1:45:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/4/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Obama administration quietly finalized the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a provision in Obamacare that will cost nearly $60 billion over the next five years and raise health care premiums by 3 percent.The final rule, published on Nov. 27, imposes a fee beginning in 2014 for health insurers with premium revenues over $25 million per year. The annual tax is levied for United States health risks, and is hidden from consumers since it is directly assessed on health insurance companies.David R. Burton, a senior fellow in economic policy at the Heritage Foundation, said the tax...
  • Wow The 2013 Holiday Shopping Season Is Off To A Horrible Start

    12/02/2013 3:10:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    TEC ^ | 12/02/2013 | Michael Snyder
    According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent an average of 4 percent less over the four day Thanksgiving weekend than they did last year. Overall, that means that approximately $1.7 billion less was spent at U.S. retailers compared to last year. It had already been projected that this holiday shopping season would be the worst for retailers since 2009, but if these numbers are any indication it may be even worse than expected. So why is this happening? Well, basically the American consumer is tapped out. The unemployment crisis in this country is actually getting worse, poverty is absolutely...
  • Happy Thanksgiving: Free Downloads from R.C. Sproul

    11/28/2013 3:27:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | Thanksgiving Day, 2013 | Nathan Bingham
    Thanksgiving is a moment to express profound, deep, sincere and genuine gratitude to the providence of God for a years worth of tender mercies that we have received from the hand of His benevolence. From his care, from His comfort, from His guidance, from His government of our lives, we are to take time to be grateful. R.C. Sproul The Sprouls and Ligonier Ministries wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy these free downloads from R.C. Sproul.
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVUKKAH!

    11/27/2013 9:31:56 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Because Thanksgiving andHanukkahfall on the same day for 2013 -as they last did in 1888- this year's calendar has produced a rare concurrence that won't be repeated for another 79,043 years... FoxNews h/t Speedunque
  • Honor God Not Mammon On Thanksgiving

    11/24/2013 8:05:17 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 24, 2013 | JP
    There was a time in this nations history when merchants had proper respect for Thanksgiving, a holy day our Founding Fathers set aside to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor, as President George Washington proclaimed in 1789. Until 1939, merchants dared not even kickoff the end of year shopping season until well after Thanksgiving for fear they would be accused of defiling a day sacred to the nations Christian faithful. Not until 1939 would merchants totally commercialize the season between Thanksgiving and...
  • Butterball warns of a turkey shortage

    11/19/2013 4:30:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/18/13
    If you're planning on serving your family a fresh turkey this Thanksgiving, you may be hard pressed to find one available at your local supermarket. Less than two weeks before the year's greatest food holiday, Butterball, the nation's largest producer of turkeys, is warning of a shortage of birds. Butterball announced that it will be shipping out half as many large, fresh never-frozen turkeys to retailers this year. The company says many of its birds had trouble gaining weight during the production process. And though the cause of the problem remains a mystery, food distributors say their orders for turkeys...
  • Halloween and the homosexual movement

    10/08/2013 8:39:55 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 38 replies
    Since Halloween, the holiday that best represents the culture of death, is coming up, I wanted to post something about this side of it. These articles argue that Halloween was made an adult holiday by the homosexual culture, which seems to be partly true. But the subjects of Satan, death, evil and the demonic were actually adult concerns to begin with. How tragic that the Satanic has been so embraced that people wear around skeletons on their clothes, and that includes little children as well. We can pray as Christians that their spiritual eyes would be opened to the evil...
  • It's Time to Cancel Martin Luther King Day

    08/07/2013 9:06:40 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 69 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 8/7/2013 | Burt Prelutsky
    I realize that's a provocative title, but let's face it, as things stand, the third Monday of January would be better used to celebrate grandmothers or our beloved pets. By devoting a national holiday to Rev. King, we're only highlighting the abyss that exists between his hope that we begin judging one another by our character rather than by our skin color and that inconvenient thing called reality. As we saw during the entire Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman brouhaha, the majority of blacks see everything in terms of black and white. And why wouldn't they when their so-called leaders, including the...
  • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night Celebrate holiday on August 8!

    08/07/2013 8:07:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    All Recipes ^ | 8-7-13 | Tom Roy
    About the Holiday Inspired by the "Submit an Entry" form in a copy of Chase's Calendar of Events, Roy and his wife, Ruth, have launched several creative holidays. A few suggestions from Tom Roy's "Top 20 List for successful sneaking of Zucchini or otherwise ridding yourself of unwanted surplus summer squash:" (Note: Allrecipes does not endorse any of these activities.) Look for out-of-the-way places which have signs posted, "Clean Fill Wanted." Under light of full moon, either stark naked or wearing full army camouflage, carrying a machete or any garden implement, run amuck in your zucchini patch, cutting and slashing....
  • 'Moving Day' replaces 'Canada Day' in Quebec Best Buy ad

    07/01/2013 3:59:10 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 13 replies
    CBC News ^ | June 30, 2013 | CBC News
    Best Buy's latest promotion has provoked an angry response on social media, but the company is defending its decision to recognize what it calls the "Moving Day holiday" in Quebec. Many people have been surprised to see a flyer promoting a "Moving Day Sale" in Quebec on July 1. The same promotion is being advertised in the rest of the country as a "Canada Day Sale."
  • Americans Forget The Meaning of Memorial Day!

    06/01/2013 10:17:17 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 26, 2013 | Mark Dice
    Many Americans don't even know the meaning of Memorial Day, and some don't even care! Have a look. Mark Dice talks with beach goers in San Diego about this important holiday. =========== Mark Dice is a media analyst, political activist, and author who, in an entertaining and educational way, gets people to question our celebrity obsessed culture, and the role the mainstream media and elite secret societies play in shaping our lives. Check out Mark's books in paperback on Amazon.com or e-book on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, or Google Play.
  • To Everything There is a Season Memorial Day 2013

    05/26/2013 1:56:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-26-13 | Mataharley
    The origin of Decoration Day - what we today call Memorial Day - has evolved and changed through our American ages. And with that evolution came the various perspectives of celebration and acknowledgement. When Curt posted a Most Wanted article, "For Me, It Is About the Barbecue" by Deebow at BlackFive, the Pete Seeger adaptation of the Book of Ecclesiastes verses into song - with it's most widely known performance by the Byrds in 1965 - came to my mind. To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn) There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn) And a time to every purpose, under Heaven...
  • Happy Passover, Chag Someach, however you want to say it...

    03/25/2013 12:36:25 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 3 replies
    Grey matter residing under unruly curls | 3/25/13 | Me, Myself, and I
    The cleaning's OVER, the search for leaven great, everyone in the house got to bed sooo late. The countertops are laid, the cleaning lady's paid, the weather sounds dreadful, I'm afraid. The chometz (leavened stuff) got ignited, the blessing were recited, we're all counting down to the Seder this night. The wine is chilled, the dishes being filled, staying up tonight will be an act of will. To all a chag someach, as we sit at the table tonight, recalling our life as slaves in Egypt and how G-d enabled our flight.
  • Purim: A Non Progressive Jewish Holiday

    02/24/2013 7:35:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Seraphic Press.com ^ | 2/24/12 | Robert J. Avrech
    Today the Jewish people celebrate the holiday of Purim. Its an old and familiar story: An intolerant Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia. Its That Genocide Thing. Again. Most of the Jews in this multicultural Persian kingdom have been enlightened to the point where they enthusiastically attend royal feasts and gorge themselves off the golden plates and cups looted from the holy Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. But these court Jews have evolved past that old, tired Judaism. Theyre all new-agey, progressive, and they know that Jewish history has moved...
  • Google thinks today is "Holidays"

    12/25/2012 6:44:24 AM PST · by duckworth · 22 replies
    google ^ | 12-25-12 | duckworth
    Today is Christmas Day. Hanukkah ended nine days ago. New Years Day is seven days from now. Yet... for some explicable reason, Google thinks today is "Holidays." In their description of their Christmas day graphic, Google writes "Happy Holidays from Google." Well thanks, Google that's very nice of you. Very inclusive.
  • First lady answers children's calls for NORAD Santa-tracking program [Evita Saves Them Alert!]

    12/25/2012 4:40:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 12/24/12 | Kyle Balluck
    First lady Michelle Obama spent about 30 minutes answering calls from children on Monday as part of NORADs Santa-tracking program, according to a White House official. The Obamas are in Hawaii for their annual Christmas vacation. The NORAD program, which began in 1955, attracts millions of visitors to its website from hundreds of countries and territories. More than 1,200 volunteers staff an operation center that responds to hundreds of thousands of phone calls and emails from around the world...
  • 2012: The Reason for the Season

    12/24/2012 9:06:22 PM PST · by jimjohn · 29 replies
    The Holy Bible | As it is Written
    Luke 2:1-21 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was,...
  • The Unholy War on Christmas

    12/24/2012 11:33:08 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 24, 2012 | JP
    My company, a major metropolitan newspaper, used to host an annual Christmas party for employees. But, this year, the paper broke with tradition, hosting instead a holiday party, so as not to offend the sensibilities of those that do not believe Christ the Son of the God. Well, I respect the Constitutionally-protected right of every American to practice a religion other than Christianity, the faith of this nations founders. Or to practice no religion whatsoever (which I suspect of many, if not most of my journalistic peers). What I find objectionable, though, is the insistence of non-Christians that the holiday...
  • 2012 Annual FR Christmas Pet Photo Thread

    12/08/2012 10:38:17 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 87 replies
    self ^ | 12/08/12 | Joe 6-pack
    Post 'em if ya' got 'em!
  • White House: Threat of tax hikes could hurt holiday shopping (Bush tax cuts ok for now)

    11/26/2012 5:26:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/12 | Justin Sink
    White House: Threat of tax hikes could hurt holiday shoppingBy Justin Sink - 11/26/12 06:00 AM ET The White House released a report Monday arguing that a failure to extend tax cuts for middle class families could have a negative impact on the economy which outweighs the gains from traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales. According to the report, reverting back to pre-Bush era tax rates would reduce consumer spending some $200 billion four times the amount holiday shoppers spent on Black Friday weekend in 2011. "As we approach the holiday season, which accounts for close to...
  • A holiday guide to arguing with your right-wing relatives

    11/22/2012 6:33:44 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 89 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 08:00 AM EST | Alex Pareene
    Explaining voter fraud, Benghazi and the fiscal cliff to Fox-watching family members..The Holidays are now officially here, and all Americans will soon have to face their extended families and listen to them talk. For many young Americans specifically young Americans related to old white Americans Thanksgiving and our various Winter Holidays are extra stressful, because young Americans are largely a liberal, Obama-voting bunch, and old white Americans are mostly not. Unfortunately, old white Americans spend a lot of their time being lied to by conservatives on TV, the radio and the Internet, and while that is not their...
  • 55 Reasons Why You Should Buy Products That Are Made In America This Holiday Season

    11/20/2012 12:25:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    TEC ^ | 11/20/2012 | Michael Snyder
    By Michael, on November 19th, 2012 This is the time of the year when Americans run out to their favorite retail stores and fill up their shopping carts with lots of cheap plastic crap made by workers in foreign countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages. By doing this, the American people are actively participating in the destruction of the U.S. economy. You see, buying products that are made in America is not just a matter of national pride. It is a matter of national survival. If we do not support American workers, they are going...
  • Thanksgiving, Colonists & Early American Law

    11/18/2012 6:22:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 18, 2012 | Kelly OConnell
    Can Americans Learn Anything From Our Founders for Today? Who were the original Founders of America? Two groups can be described from the group of original hardy settlersthe Pilgrims and the Puritans. The seeds of the Pilgrim stock came from the illegal English Separatist Church. All Englishmen were expected to attend Anglican Church, weekly. It provoked much controversy in Christian circles that power swung between English Protestants and Catholics. The Separatists wanted no state meddling in private beliefs, and so left England in search of religious freedom, first to Leiden, Netherlands, and later to North America. This explains the US...
  • Is Halloween Harmless?

    10/30/2012 8:00:20 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 113 replies
    Good News Magazine ^ | 10/1/2010 | Jerold Aust
    Is Halloween Harmless?article by Jerold Aust Every year at Halloween, well-meaning parents dress their children in grotesque and ghoulish costumes. Is Halloween really harmless? Who and what's behind this bizarre holiday? It all looks like so much fun and seems so harmless: jack-o'-lanterns, grotesque grinning masks, long black witch attire with pointed black hats, costumes painted like skeletons, outfits that represent demons and goblins, and children going door to door, soliciting treats from compliant neighbors.But when Halloween comes around, do you find yourself yearning for the hours to pass until the whole trick-or-treat farce is over? If you don't, you should!Halloween's...
  • Memories with Christmas

    10/18/2012 9:02:56 AM PDT · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski's Youtube Videos ^ | 10-18-2012 | Revski
    The pictures of this video are from my personal events in my life. Piano music, Silent Night. Ending story is a memorial for my nephew Roy, who passed tragically in December, a short time before Christmas.
  • In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue

    10/08/2012 4:11:00 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-12 | Wordsmith
    "In fourteen hundred ninety-two/ Columbus sailed the ocean blue. "He had three ships and left from Spain/ He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain." -- Source Unknown I'm old enough to remember a time when Christopher Columbus Day was a national holiday that was widely celebrated rather than shamefully downplayed and derided. Columbus has become the symbolic white devil harbinger of all that is evil about America's founding: genocide and manifest destiny imperialism; slavery and racism; annihilation and exploitation of peaceful, "noble savages" living in harmony with the environment. President Obama seems to echo the sentiments of multiculturalist leftists...
  • NATIONAL EMPTY CHAIR DAY (photos from around country)

    09/03/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Sep 3, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    National Empty Chair Day (photos from around country) Posted by William A. Jacobson Monday, September 3, 2012 at 12:10am Today is the impromptu National Empty Chair Day, which I covered on Saturday night when a reader alerted me to the idea. At the time there were about a half dozen tweets from @YouTooCongress, but little other attention. Through the efforts of Prof. Glenn Reynolds, Michael Patrick Leahy of Breitbart.com, Michelle Malkin, Twitchy, and many others in the right blogosphere, National Empty Chair Day has spread far and wide in about 24 hours. A.F. Branco has created a logo (feel free...
  • FR Exclsv: Italy's Oldest & 4th Largest Bank CUTS DEPOSITORS OFF - not a single News story.

    06/12/2012 3:04:26 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 133 replies
    Free Republic and nearly nowhere else ^ | June 12, 2012 | LITERALLY NONE
    I don't often put stories in "breaking." I post vanities even less often. Hardly anything surprises me any longer, but I find this absolutely astounding. If you follow the financial threads or the situation in Europe, you really need to read this. Actually anyone with a bank account needs to read this. I'm going to ask the mods to leave this here, unless they really feel I'm all wet here. I don't, however, believe I am. Follow me here. BNI (Bank Network Investments) is Italy's oldest and forth largest bank. In other words, it's a biggie. Anyway, the bank went...
  • Cuba makes Good Friday a holiday after papal trip

    04/01/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2012
    Cuba has honored an appeal by Pope Benedict XVI and declared next week's Good Friday a holiday for the first time since the early days following the island's 1959 Revolution, though a decision on whether the move will be permanent will have to wait. The Communist government said in a communique Saturday that the decision was made in light of the success of Benedict's "transcendental visit" to the country, which wrapped up Wednesday. It said the Council of Ministers, Cuba's supreme governing body, will decide later whether to make the holiday permanent. Benedict's appeal was reminiscent of his predecessor John...
  • Cuba Declares Good Friday Holiday After Pope Visit

    03/31/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/31/12
    Cuba's Communist government has declared Good Friday next week to be a public holiday following an appeal from Pope Benedict. The Pope made the request during his recent visit to the island. Good Friday is the day Catholics commemorate the death of Christ, and is a central part of Easter celebrations. It is the first time it has been recognised as a public holiday in Cuba since the 1960s, when religious holidays were abolished. President Raul Castro took the decision in light of the success of the Pope's "transcendental visit", the Cuban government said in a statement. The holiday will...
  • Push to give George Washington his birthday back

    02/29/2012 6:03:44 PM PST · by nuconvert · 56 replies · 2+ views
    -excerpt- "We need to change the focus from celebrating sales at the mall to celebrating the significance of President Washington's birth to the birth of our nation," said Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., sponsor of a bill to change the holiday to Feb. 22.
  • Uncle Sam spending his way to financial disaster

    01/21/2012 6:05:33 AM PST · by cap10mike · 6 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | January 20, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Sams a profligate spender. No matter how much he earns, its never enough, and his mounting credit card debt is proof. Ironically, Sam is concerned about his retirement, so he takes a second, part-time job and deposits all those earnings into an IRA. While Sams personal finances are teetering on the edge, his retirement account is firmly planted on solid ground. Sam repeatedly raises the limit on his credit cards, but it doesnt keep up with his lifestyle. His accountant is always on Sams case to follow a budget, but Sam hasnt even prepared one. To ease some of the...
  • WEEKLY ADDRESS: The President and First Lady Thank our Troops for their Service as we Celebrate

    12/24/2011 7:10:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The White House ^ | 12/24/11 | Office of the Press Secretary
    WASHINGTON In this weeks address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama came together to wish the American people a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thanked our troops, military families, and veterans for their service and sacrifice. President Obama and Michelle Obama encouraged everyone to visit JoiningForces.gov to find ways to give back to our brave men and women in uniform and their families during the holiday season as we work together in the spirit of service. Remarks of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Weekly Address The White House December 24, 2011 THE PRESIDENT: Hi everyone....
  • Happy Festivus!!!!!

    12/23/2011 8:11:27 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 42 replies
    12/23/11 | Kevin Davis
    I would like to wish everyone a Happy Festivus...
  • Merry Christmas! (Sarah Palin's Christmas message)

    12/22/2011 1:40:31 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies
    Sarahpac.com ^ | 12/22/11 | Sarah Palin
    My family and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! I offer this to all because Christmas is a holiday for all, whether you are a Christian believer or not. The message of Christmas is full of hope, peace, joy, and the fellowship of all mankind; so I find it amazing that every year we hear more accounts of a ramped up war on Christmas. How sad and ironic that a handful of grinches are at war with the annual celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace, whose coming was prophesied centuries earlier and was then gloriously heralded...
  • Occupy Bedford Falls! Why "It's A Wonderful Life" Is The WORST Christmas Movie Ever.

    12/21/2011 5:13:07 AM PST · by suspects · 88 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 21, 2011 | Michael Graham
    This Christmas marks the 65th anniversary of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” one of the most beloved holiday movies ever made. And one of the very worst. I know, I know. Admitting you aren’t charmed by the story of George Bailey and Zuzu’s petals is like admitting you spend your spare time kicking puppies, but sorry. The fact is, “It’s A Wonderful Life” is a movie that only an Occupod could love. The story is sweet, but the message is truly awful. Consider George Bailey. In your mind, you see him after a lifetime of poverty, grief and bad luck, running...
  • Yes America, There is a Santa Claus

    12/20/2011 3:18:56 PM PST · by amylutz4 · 1 replies
    The College Conservative ^ | December 20, 2011 | Amy Lutz
    Yes America, There is a Santa Claus By: Amy Lutz In 1897, a young girl named Virginia wrote a letter to The New York Sun, asking if Santa Claus did in fact exist. Newsman Francis Pharcellus Church responded with a now-famous editorial entitled Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. Virginia worried, since she had neither seen Santa Claus nor did she possess tangible proof of his existence, that the jolly man was not real. Francis Church reminded Virginia, and all of us, that seeing is not believing. We must first have faith and believe in the existence of Santa...
  • 'Holiday' Out, 'Winter Celebration' In at U of M (Minnesota)

    12/12/2011 2:25:25 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 1+ views
    kstp ^ | 12-9-11 | joe mazan
    The University of Minnesota sent employees its seasonal celebration guidelines for office activities. The school recommends using "winter celebration" as terminology instead of "holiday party." Also they say to keep decorations, music, and food general, not specific to any religion. The University says the policy mirrors federal guidelines.
  • The War on Christmas: Lincoln Chafees Holy Day Tree

    12/12/2011 9:36:08 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 12 December 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Im not sure why ex-Senator and current Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee keeps getting elected, but Im quite sure he offends me. I truly cant stand seeing his face, and you dont have to ask why. You see, thats the way offensiveness is: Its completely subjective and not constrained by rhyme or reason. Along with a lot of other people, however, I now certainly have one very logical reason to chafe at Chafee: His decision to call the 17-foot-tall blue spruce Christmas tree in his state capitols rotunda a holiday tree despite opposition from residents and lawmakers. This, mind you,...
  • Anyone else notice Google did nothing for "Pearl Harbor"?

    12/07/2011 4:29:23 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 44 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Dec-7th 2011 | me
    Just noticed Google has nothing for today... I don'y know about any of you.. but I am a little saddened.
  • Lincoln Chafees holiday tree

    12/07/2011 12:48:10 PM PST · by rjsclassics · 9 replies
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Carolers singing "O Christmas Tree" crashed Rhode Island's Statehouse tree lighting on Tuesday after Gov. Lincoln Chafee unwrapped a holiday hubbub by calling the 17-foot spruce a "holiday" tree. Chafee insisted his word choice was inclusive and in keeping with Rhode Island's founding as a sanctuary for religious diversity. But his seasonal semantics incensed some lawmakers, the Roman Catholic Church and thousands of people who called his office to complain that the independent governor was trying to secularize Christmas. "He's trying to put our religion down," said Ken Schiano of Cranston, who came to the tree lighting...
  • Gag order for Santa?

    12/07/2011 5:24:38 AM PST · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 7, 2011 | Michael Graham
    OK, so a Rhode Island governor who won’t call it a “Christmas” tree? Dumb, but I get it. A Virginia courthouse where Santa’s been banned? I get that, too. But when the guy who won’t say “Merry Christmas” is Santa Claus, you know you’ve crossed the line into utter PC insanity. Or the border into Massachusetts. Same thing. On Sunday evening, my kids and I dropped into the Friendly’s in Sudbury for a post-Christmas-shopping-day treat. They got ice cream decorated with smiley-faces, and I got a few minutes of blessed relief from “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” blasting...