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  • The truth about the Yom Kippur war, Nixon and Kissinger

    10/14/2016 10:17:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 43 replies
    This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. We have been fed some false information about this war. For starters, Israel did not strike first unlike in the 1967 Six day war when Israel was forced to launch a pre-emptive strike as her enemies amassed on her borders and as the UN stood aside and allowed them to do so. The Arabs shot first  On the night of September 25, King Hussein secretly flew to Tel Aviv to warn Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir of an impending Syrian attack. Throughout September, Israel received eleven more warnings...
  • Quest to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day sails ahead

    10/10/2016 2:47:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | October 10, 2016 | Marilia Brocchetto and Emanuella Grinberg
    The state of Vermont and the cities of Denver and Phoenix joined the growing list of places celebrating Native Americans on the federal holiday named for Christopher Columbus. Since Columbus Day 2015, at least 14 communities in the United States have passed measures designating the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • Egypt marks new holiday amid violence in Sinai, near Libya

    07/02/2016 8:37:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    (AP) ^ | June 30, 2016 | HAMZA HENDAWI (Associated Press)
    CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt celebrated the army's 2013 overthrow of an Islamist president with a new national holiday on Thursday, a day that also saw a series of deadly militant attacks in Sinai and clashes with smugglers near the nation's porous border with Libya. In Cairo, warplanes flew overhead in honor of the holiday as supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi - who as defense minister led the ouster of Mohammed Morsi three years ago - planned rallies later in the day. more detail at link.
  • Philadelphia Leads Movement to Add Muslim Holidays to School Calendar

    06/01/2016 6:21:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 6/1/16 | Tricia L. Nadolny
    The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so. In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays for city workers. He has created a task force to determine how the change can be accomplished. A spokesman from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington said his group is not aware of any cities that have included the holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, in their municipal calendars. "Philadelphia's history is based on being a place...
  • Islamabad: Easter Will Be a Holiday for Christians; Holi and Diwali for Hindus

    03/21/2016 1:23:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 3/18/16 | Shafique Khokhar
    The resolution was presented by a Hindu deputy. Activists working on behalf of minorities appreciate the decision. Others point out some shortcomings: the holidays will be reserved only for religious minorities and not to the entire population. Focus needed on concrete respect for minority rights.Islamabad (AsiaNews) - The Pakistani National Assembly has passed a resolution that grants holiday time for Christians to celebrate Easter and Hindus and their Holi and Diwali celebrations. The resolution is the work of Vankwani Ramesh Kumar, an Assembly member of the Hindu faith. While some minority rights activists appreciate the initiative, others point out that...
  • Bill would make Obama’s birthday a state holiday

    02/08/2016 9:13:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    Reboot Illinois ^ | February 4, 2016 | Kevin Hoffman
    A bill introduced in the Illinois House would make Aug. 4, President Barack Obama’s birthday, a state holiday. State Rep. André Thapedi, D-Chicago, and three other Chicago-area Democratic lawmakers are sponsoring House Bill 4654, which was filed on Feb. 2. The legislation would make Obama’s birthday a legal holiday, meaning state offices and schools would be closed. From the bill: “The fourth day of August of each year shall be a legal holiday to be known as Barack Obama’s Birthday to be observed as a day on which to hold appropriate exercises in commemoration of our illustrious President. When August...
  • Qatari royals rush to Switzerland in nine planes after emir breaks leg

    12/30/2015 12:38:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 29, 2015
    Qatari royals rush to Switzerland in nine planes after emir breaks leg A fleet of jets, including an Airbus, made emergency landings at Zurich-Kloten airport after Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani suffered a fracture Agence France-Presse Tuesday 29 December 2015 07.05 GMT Unidentified individuals travelling in as many as nine planes belonging to Qatar's royal family made an emergency trip to Switzerland over the weekend for medical reasons, according to a Swiss official. A spokesman for Switzerland's federal office of civil aviation confirmed local media reports that multiple aircraft made unscheduled landings at the Zurich-Kloten airport overnight from 25...
  • Saturday Night Live Steve Martin's A Holiday Wish

    12/25/2015 3:42:56 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6 Dec 2013 | Unk
    Saturday Night Live Steve Martin's A Holiday Wish
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/17/2015 4:12:01 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 77 replies
    I've recently discovered a new way of cooking potatoes. We've already done a thread this year on the Potato; but it's a very satisfying and versatile food - sometimes only the Egg seems more so - and I thought we'd revisit it. I had never heard of these before, they seem to be more well-known in Europe: Fondant Potatoes: There appear to be two ways of doing Fondant Potatoes: entirely on top of the range, or fried and browned first, and then put into the oven to finish. Here are links to the two methods: fancy potato dish is...
  • CNN Guest San Bernardino Office Holiday Party ‘May Have Been Offensive’ to Muslim Gunman [Video]

    12/04/2015 5:20:50 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 80 replies
    CNN youtube video ^ | Dec 3, 2015 | CNN Guest
    Video The rush to conclusions concerning the identities of the San Bernardino shooters continued Wednesday night as CNN law enforcement analyst Harry Houck (no relation to this writer) speculated during Erin Burnett OutFront that the perpetrators could be some right-wing group, for all I know,' despite the fact that little is known about them. Houck's prediction was set up by host Erin Burnett, who asked him about who could be behind this attack considering its 'unprecedented nature': We've only had two multiple shooter incidents since the year 2000 and none of them have anything been like this, but if it's...
  • Thanksgiving 1947 With Jack Benny

    11/26/2015 12:04:27 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | Jack Benny, et al
    In the early 1930s, more than 60 years before Seinfeld, there was Jack Benny. His was the first show about nothing. He had wacky neighbors who showed up randomly. He had a a group of eccentric friends. He played a comedian but we rarely heard him perform. Jack was perhaps the inventor of the situation comedy as we know it. In the 1950s the show moved to television, where it was very successful. Seinfeld was a reprise of the Jack Benny Show. Several drop-in characters were performed by Mel Blanc (aka Bugs Bunny).Here’s the Thanksgiving Day episode from 1947.Note:...
  • American Holiday Travelers Warned: Terror Attacks Likely

    11/23/2015 5:49:14 PM PST · by GilGil · 66 replies
    Newsmax/Reuters ^ | 11/23/2015 | Newsmax/Reuters
    As millions of Americans prepare to travel for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, the State Department warned that potential attackers could target private or government interests. "Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of (Islamic State) return from Syria and Iraq," it said. "Additionally, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis."
  • Halloween in the Book of Bizarre

    11/02/2015 7:56:10 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 48 replies ^ | 11/02/2015 | Self
    If you are not a Christian or do not consider yourself a Christian stop reading. This doesn't apply to you. But if you ARE a Christian or consider yourself a Christian please think about this. Most Christians who observe Halloween see it as harmless. But the real question is "What would Jesus do?". When we apply our modern standards to biblical truth it looks ridiculous. And that's the intent of the show how ridiculous it is for Christians to keep Halloween. It's humorous but I guarantee it will make some of you angry. If it DOES make you angry...
  • For 1st time, New York City schools close for Muslim holiday

    09/24/2015 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 2:39 PM EDT
    New York City public schools are closed to observe the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Thursday was the first time the schools serving 1.1 million pupils closed for a Muslim holiday. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this year that the citys public schools would observe the two Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
  • Jersey City School Board Meeting Gets Heated During Debate Over Closing for Muslim Holiday

    09/21/2015 7:40:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | 9/17/15 | Brian Thompson
    A Jersey City school board meeting Thursday to vote on whether to close for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on Sept. 24 turned contentious before the board ultimately decided not to close schools next week. The Jersey City Board of Education had originally proposed to close schools next Thursday so that Muslim students could observe the holiday, and the City Council unanimously supported it a week ago. The academic year would have extended one day to June 23, 2016 as a result. School Principal Does the Nae Nae at Morning Drop-Off But during the nearly four hours of debate...
  • Obama: I'll Commemorate Sunday as International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    05/16/2015 6:43:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 165 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 16, 2015 | Staff
    Paste your docume( - President Barack Obama issued a statement on Saturday indicating that he and First Lady Michelle Obama would commemorate this Sunday as "the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia." In the statement, the preisdent said he is working to "address the specific needs of transgender persons." Here is the president's statement : Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia tomorrow, May 17. We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity...
  • Tonight's the Night!

    05/05/2015 8:33:20 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 5 replies
    The Dry Bones Blog ^ | Wednesday, May 06, 2015 | Yaakov Kirschen
    Not sure what this holiday is all about?Well, according to The Torah teaches that "the Jewish people are obligated to count the days from the second night of Passover to the day before Shavu'ot - a total of exactly seven full weeks or 49 days. This period is known as the Omer, in reference to the biblical omer which meant a unit of measure. On the second day of Passover, in the days of the Temple, an omer of barley was cut down and brought to the Temple as an offering. The counting is intended to remind us...
  • Michelle Celebrates an Iranian Holiday at the White House

    03/12/2015 9:51:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 3/12/15 | Keith Koffler
    No no no no no no no no no. No no no no no. This is not how you do it. This is not how you deal with the Iranians. Wednesday, Mrs. Obama celebrated at the White House something called Nowruz, the Iranian festival of spring that marks the beginning of the Persian new year. There are somewhere between half a million and a million Iranian Americans in the United States, about the same as the number of Lithuanian Americans. Wheres the White House Lithuanian American holiday celebration? No, this is not about Nowruz. This is a clear attempt to...
  • President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 8

    12/28/2014 10:48:43 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 51 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 28, 2014 | AP
    How President Barack Obama spent the eighth day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday: MORNING AT HOME: President Obama stayed at his Kailua vacation home until late morning on a sunny day on Oahu. BEACH TIME: Obama and the first family headed to Bellows Air Force Station to hit the beach for the third day in a row. As the motorcade arrived, several dozen beachgoers and families waved and flashed the "shaka" sign on a breezy day. DINNER WITH FRIENDS: The first couple left their rented home Saturday evening and had dinner with friends...
  • D.C. passes 100 homicides for 2014 with 4 killed over unusually violent holiday

    12/25/2014 5:18:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/25/14 | Andrea Noble
    The District surpassed 100 homicides for the year in the course of an unusually violent Christmas Eve that saw five people killed including one by police after he opened fire on officers. The city recorded four homicides in less than six hours resulting from separate incidents that spanned from the outside of a bar in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest to the Barry Farm housing complex in Southeast. Metropolitan Police Department officers also shot two men within the same time period, killing one and wounding another. A police spokesman was not able to verify on Thursday the total number...
  • Secularists Are Trying to Take Christ Out of Christmas

    12/21/2014 7:02:49 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 26 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | December 21, 2014 | JP
    Joyous Kwanzaa. Happy Hanukkah. Merry Christmas. Happy Ramadan. So proclaims the secularist holiday poster that greets visitors to the office building where I labor. The building owner obviously thought the poster noncontroversial. But this Christ follower found it offensive. Because the upcoming holiday is not about Kwanza, the seven-day afrocentric celebration created in 1965, nor Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival hardly celebrated until the 1970s, and certainly not Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting that actually takes place in June. No, Jesus is the reason for the season. It is the annual acknowledgement of the fulfillment two mellennia ago of...
  • How the Catholic Church Saved Hanukkah

    12/20/2014 11:25:30 AM PST · by millegan · 184 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Joe Heschmeyer
    "And so we encounter another oddity of Hanukkah: Jews know the fuller history of the holiday because Christians preserved the books that the Jews themselves lost. In a further twist, Jews in the Middle Ages encountered the story of the martyred mother and her seven sons anew in Christian literature and once again placed it in the time of the Maccabees."
  • Satanic Temple Approved For Capitol Holiday Display (FL)

    12/04/2014 10:35:10 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies ^ | December 4, 2014
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) Floridas Capitol will have a new holiday decoration this year. The Satanic Temple will be among its nativity scenes and secular presentations. Its for Festivus, a non-commercial festival for the rest of us, is close to coming back as a 6-foot stack of empty beer cans. The Florida Department of Management Services this week approved the proposed holiday display from the Satanic Temple, which a year ago was rejected because the agency said its proposal was grossly offensive. The temples entry was one of five displays that got approval to be put up in the first-floor rotunda...
  • White House Plunging Traditional Christmas into Digital Age

    12/01/2014 12:42:12 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/01/14 | Judi McLeod
    'Mr. and Mrs. Suddenly Christmas' While the rest of the world is out there trying to have a Merry Little Christmas in a jobless economy, the Obamas are pulling off a digital one. The Obamas annual Christmas card is now a first-ever interactive White House Holiday Card, a video of Mr. and Mrs. Suddenly Christmas sitting on a red sofa with Mrs. waving queen-like at her subjects in the end. Up to now, little kids all over America have run outside when its snowing, sticking their tongues out to catch the falling snowflakes. The White House Book Sellers Room is...
  • Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

    11/27/2014 6:24:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/26/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    ....Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling." "It is a little puzzling that I do this every year, but I will say that I enjoy it because with all the tough stuff that swirls around in this office it's nice once in a while just to say, 'Happy Thanksgiving,'" he said.
  • White House celebrates another Muslim holiday for the first time

    10/18/2014 5:56:49 AM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10/17/14 | TODAYS ZAMAN????
    The White House celebrated its first-ever Eid al-Adha this week, a Muslim holiday celebrating the end of the Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca: TODAYS ZAMAN The White House hosted an event to celebrate Eid al-Adha on Tuesday for the first time ever with the sponsorship of the Rumi Forum, an international organization established by Turks living in Washington, D.C., to foster intercultural dialogue. The White House traditionally hosts an iftar (fast-breaking) dinner every year for representatives of Muslim communities in the United States, but Tuesdays event was the first time that they have hosted a celebratory event for...
  • Rochester(Mn) Police Arrest Holiday Robbery Suspect at Makeshift Homeless Camp

    10/04/2014 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies ^ | KTTC TV
    Police have arrested a man they believe robbed a Holiday convenience store on Wednesday. Police said Todd Mielke, 40, was arrested Thursday around 3 p.m. at a makeshift homeless camp near the HyVee South supermarket. Capt. John Sherwin said it all started when a man walked into the Holiday convenience store at 1520 2nd St. SW just before 1:15 a.m. and implied that he had a weapon. Sherwin said the man was wearing a camouflage mask and demanded money from a 20-year-old clerk. The masked man fled the Holiday southbound on 14th Avenue Southwest. The vehicle he was driving was...
  • 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 ^ | 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. "'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 ^ | 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.

    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 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
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  • Purim: A Non Progressive Jewish Holiday

    02/24/2013 7:35:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Seraphic ^ | 2/24/12 | Robert J. Avrech
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    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.