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  • Bah Humbug! Why Are Most Christmas TV Specials So Bad?

    12/07/2016 6:59:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    You know it from the first few notes of Thurl Ravenscroft's barrel-chested performance singing "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" with the same flair he brought to playing Tony the Tiger in Kellogg's cereal commercials Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a holiday classic. The animated film turns 50 this year, airing on NBC about three weeks before its actual birthday. And it is, admittedly, a little weird to call a 26-minute cartoon about a green guy who learns not to steal Christmas presents an enduring masterpiece. But The Grinch, which CBS debuted on Dec. 18,...
  • Why the 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' Is Making Waves in Deutschland

    12/06/2016 8:47:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Local ^ | 6 December 2016
    The holiday garment that became cool for being anything but cool has now crept into German culture from overseas. But does that make it uncool once again? Its taken on almost cult status in the United States and the United Kingdom, but now this more horrid than haute couture fashion statement has made it to the Bundesrepublik: the ugly Christmas sweater. While for years anglophones have thrown parties and declared official days for the often sparkling, gaudy, snowflake-bedecked knitwear, Germans have only recently picked up on the trend, which ever more stores are starting to have on offer. You see...
  • Not Afraid To Say Christmas

    12/04/2016 8:25:07 AM PST · by rhett october · 14 replies
    Grace Centered Magazine ^ | 12-4-2016 | Steven Hutson
    Another Christmas is quickly approaching and with it yet another round of insults to the Christian faith. Increasingly we are afraid to utter the C word in public places, or in seasonal advertising. We wouldnt want to offend those people of other faiths, you know. Before I go any further, let me explain: Im not one of those self-righteous fire-breathing religious types who reflexively seek vengeance over the smallest slight. I dont argue endlessly over subjects like school prayer, or a cross on a government building. I refuse to accept the notion, held by so many, that my religion entitles...
  • Happy Mid-Autumn Festival (Vanity)

    09/15/2016 3:27:52 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 19 replies
    Fai Mao
    My friend Priscilla reminded me that tonight (tomorrow night in the continental US) is the Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival. Since everyone needs another holiday have a happy Moon Festival and go out and look at the moon. A full moon. A full life.
  • 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...
  • How to Explain the Necessity of Jesus' Death to Muslims

    03/25/2016 7:35:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 25, 2016 | Jeff Sanders
    I have been in a few face-to-face debates with Muslims, and all of them were polite and respectful. One question from my Muslim friends kept popping up, however: "Why did Jesus have to die on the cross for our sins? If we sin, God just forgives! He does not need for someone to take our place." Muslims have told me that this substitutionary sacrifice is actually very unfair of God. God would never let a righteous man die for the guilty. They illustrate it this way: "Would God allow an innocent baby to die for the crimes of murderers? Of...
  • 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...
  • Fake Holiday:National Everything you Think is Wrong Day

    03/15/2016 2:33:40 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 18 replies
    March 15th celebrates Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, a day where decision making should be avoided, as your thoughts are (according to the founder of this holiday) wrong. It is also a day created for some people to realize that they are not always right. While starting a conversation, one might want to avoid using the words I think. Everything You Think Is Wrong Day may be a time for all to contemplate our own lack of knowledge. It is okay that one does not know everything, and if there is a need to feel as if you do,...
  • 5 Uses For Junk Beer

    12/29/2015 9:57:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2015 | Vanessa Rasanen
    If you have beer sitting in the back of the fridge you can't bring yourself to drink or dump, have I got some ideas for you. This time of year brings a multitude of holiday parties to the calendar and gifts under the tree. This inevitably means ending up with "crap" beer in the fridge. Perhaps it's after a get-together with friends, when everyone brought a little something to share, or a well-meaning relative got you a six-pack thinking you might like it. Or maybe it's after picking something new at the store that you ended up hating. Or, let's...
  • At Christmastime, George W. Bush was Santa, Obama is Scrooge

    12/26/2015 10:04:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    ... In December, we never left Washington, D.C., until the day after Christmas. Never. Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura, would always depart the White House a few days before the holiday and hunker down at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. After a few years, I asked a low-level White House staffer why. I still remember what she said: "So all of us can be with our families on Christmas." ... By the way, some years, I got holiday duty, which meant I was off to Waco, Texas, the day after Christmas. But once again, the Bush White...
  • The Loneliest Time of the Year - Vets and the Holiday Season

    12/22/2015 9:51:49 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 22, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The holiday season seems to go on forever, only to finally extinguish itself in a brilliant blaze of football and parades on New Year’s Day. It is an endless litany of Christmas music and movies, a bustling, shopping mania. The season practically drowns in the myriad of commercials, advertising everything material one can purchase. It’s a season of family time and families making plans to go here or there and everywhere. It is a frenetic period of apparent jovial distractions from life’s endless responsibilities. To a vet, the holiday season is something else entirely. Is Christmas ever the same again,...
  • Jews Shouldn't Light Menorah For Hanukkah Because Of Anti-Semitic Threats, Paris Police Warn

    12/03/2015 4:10:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 53 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12-2-15 | Cristina Silva 
    Paris police are reportedly discouraging Jews from lighting the menorah to mark Hanukkah this weekend, after a series of terror attacks last month killed and wounded hundreds. The warning comes as some Jewish leaders have expressed concern about anti-Semitic threats, after Islamic State group supporters attacked several locations -- including a theater that held pro-Israel events -- on Nov. 13. Jewish organizations in Paris had vowed to hold public Hanukkah ceremonies, including a live concert, starting at sundown Sunday to honor the Jewish holiday. The Jewish outreach organization Chabad Lubavitch is sponsoring more than 60 celebrations and nightly public menorah...
  • What a holiday card from abortionists should look like...

    12/02/2015 4:14:59 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-2-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Give More Thanks, and Pass the Mayonnaise

    11/26/2015 6:55:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While a few members of my extended family celebrate Thanksgiving as a prelude to the sales that follow Thanksgiving, I think of it as the day before the turkey leftovers. To me, there is nothing better than a leftover turkey sandwich with mayonnaise, spicy mustard, icebox lettuce and tomato. We know the first American Thanksgiving story. Almost 400 years ago, the pilgrims and Indians came together to share their harvest. Since then, Thanksgiving has become a day of family gatherings, feasting and football. While growing up in Carrollton, Georgia, I looked forward to Thanksgiving weekend, when our small town put...
  • Simon Malls president: SouthPark glacier ‘was a mistake’ (Another glacier for tree "swap")

    11/08/2015 4:44:17 PM PST · by Sam's Army · 45 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/8/15 | Katie Peralta
    SouthPark mall made a mistake when it chose to replace its traditional Christmas tree with a faux glacier, the company’s president said Sunday, and the controversial display will be removed sometime Monday. “It was a mistake, and we had to correct,” Simon Mall President David Contis said Sunday. “If we lose money, so be it.” Indianapolis-based Simon Malls owns SouthPark as well as Charlotte Premium Outlets and Concord Mills. SouthPark Mall shoppers did not take kindly to the mall replacing its traditional Christmas tree with the controversial glacier as part of its Santa display, so the shopping center announced this...
  • Flan and Dominoes: How Ted Cruz Spends the Holidays (video)

    11/03/2015 12:28:32 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Bloomberg | Nov 2, 2015
    Link only: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2015-11-02/flan-and-dominoes-how-ted-cruz-spends-the-holidays
  • (PUMPKIN IS KILLING THE PLANET) Government Tries to Kill Holidays, While Its Regulations Kill People

    10/31/2015 9:42:16 AM PDT · by GailA · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/31/15 | na
    Just days before Halloween, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) warned that the holiday’s ever-present jack-o-lanterns are killing the planet. Yes, you heard that right. Big government minions are trying to ruin what should be a joyous holiday for kids (and adults too) with another climate scare story.
  • Independence Day 2015

    07/04/2015 9:41:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Greetings and salutations on this most patriotic of days. I hope that this Independence Day finds you all safe and well, with plenty of time to spend with friends and family, as well a chance to contemplate the past and future of our country. Given the importance which I’m sure most of you reading this place on the Constitution of the United States and its welfare going forward, perhaps we could start by revisiting the words of one of its chief proponents in the days of the Founding Fathers. Let’s hear from Alexander Hamilton in the opening volley of one...
  • Feds Will Regulate Christmas Lights

    05/05/2015 4:28:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/5/2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a regulation for Christmas lights on Monday, deeming some holiday decorations a substantial product hazard.The Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing a final rule to specify that seasonal and decorative lighting products that do not contain any one of three readily observable characteristics (minimum wire size, sufficient strain relief, or overcurrent protection), as addressed in a voluntary standard, are deemed a substantial product hazard under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), the final rule said.The ruling applies to a variety of Christmas decorations, including stars, wreathes, candles without shades, light sculptures, blow-molded...
  • Valentines Day A Kabbalistic Analysis

    02/09/2015 4:34:06 PM PST · by Jeremiah Jr · 2 replies
    Free Republic (update) ^ | 20th of Sh'vat, 5775 | Mordechi ben Avram
    Valentines Day A Kabbalistic Analysis There is a very real link between Soul Mates and Valentines Day. First, some foundation. Every week in the synagogues a section of the Torah and Prophets are read. There are special readings for festivals and special Sabbaths. Shabbat Shekalim (from Wikipedia) Shabbat Shekalim ("Sabbath [of] shekels" שבת שקלים) read in preparation for Purim, requests each adult male Jew contribute half of a Biblical shekel for the upkeep of the Tabernacle, or mishkan (משכן). The Torah portion Exodus 30:11-16 (the beginning of Parasha Ki Tisa) is read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Shabbat Notice Half! Torah Portion for Shabbat Shekalim...
  • Liberals Zany Logic on Holiday Pay

    01/25/2015 8:03:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    While reading the Washington Post I ran across a column about a proposal by one of my home states (CA) legislators regarding people working on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The proposal so appealed to the Left that the proposal (not even a bill yet) was covered on the other side of the country by one of the nations most prestigious newspapers. It commanded me to read on to find out what this was about. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez was bemoaning the fact that more and more stores were opening on Thanksgiving and Christmas. When it comes to shopping I agree with Ms....
  • American to the Core

    01/20/2015 4:58:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE FINAL words of his final speech, delivered from the pulpit of the Mason Temple Church of God in Memphis on April 3, 1968, eerily foreshadowed the next day's catastrophe."Like anybody, I would like to live a long life," the Rev. Martin Luther King told his listeners, who had braved a thunderstorm to be there. "Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain…. I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to...
  • Kwanzaa -- A Made-up Holiday

    12/27/2014 10:36:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/272014 | Warren Beatty
    Did you know that "Kwanzaa," that made-up holiday celebrated from December 26 through January 1, was invented by Ron N. Everett, known today as Dr. Maulana (Swahili for "master teacher") Karenga? About Kwanzaa, Karenga said: People think its African. But its not. I wanted to give black people a holiday of their own. So I came up with Kwanzaa. I said it was African because you know black people in this country wouldnt celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew thats when a lot of bloods [blacks] would be partying!...
  • At Christmastime, George W. Bush was Santa, Obama is Scrooge

    12/26/2014 11:06:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    Every year, in the week between Christmas and New Years, I think about George W. Bush. It was in that week each year for the eight years I covered him as a reporter that he gave me a spectacular gift and he knew it. I started covering the newly elected president in 2000, when I was in my 30s. Back then, as a reporter for The Washington Times, we went everywhere the president went. If he went to Charlotte, North Carolina, to give a 30-minute speech on an airport tarmac, we went. Up at 4 a.m., an hourlong commute...
  • EPA: Get Merry With a Smoke-Free Fire This Christmas

    12/24/2014 5:36:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." But WAIT! Stop the music -- What is the moisture content of those logs? Before burning the logs, did you knock them together to see if they sounded hollow? You really should go dashing through the snow to your local hardware store in search of a "moisture meter," the perfect gift for that environmentally paranoid person on your Christmas list. Those people are so hard to please, aren't they? And be sure to check your local air quality forecast on airnow.gov before lighting a fire. Alas, the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes that,...
  • Christophobes March On

    12/16/2014 5:22:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    America's Christophobes have been plenty busy lately. Maybe the Christmas season makes them especially nervous. A few weeks ago, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Chief Kelvin Cochran was suspended for a month without pay for the unforgivable sin of self-publishing a Christian book in which he expressed his disapproving views about homosexual behavior, among other things. City spokeswoman Anne Torres said: "We understand that (Cochran) was distributing the book to other employees. We are still not sure yet what the circumstances surrounding that are. ... The bottom line is that the (Mayor Kasim) Reed administration does not tolerate discrimination of any...
  • OPEN LETTER TO WALMART PRESIDENT AND CEO MR. C. DOUGLAS MCMILLON RE: CUSTOMER SERVICE AND CHRISTMAS

    12/10/2014 9:38:21 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    December 10, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Mr. C. Douglas McMillon President and Chief Executive Officer Walmart Corporate Office Headquarters 702 SW 8th Street Bentonville, AR 72716 Dear Mr. McMillon, This is a happy letter that I'm so pleased to be writing, because it's about a very positive experience I had at one of your stores in the Chicago suburban area on Saturday December 6, 2014, and the experience left me very hopeful about the future of Christmas in America. Like many others, I had been under the impression for a number of years now that Walmart customer service associates were "not allowed" to wish their customers...
  • 5 free things to see and do in NYC at Christmastime, from trees to windows

    12/04/2014 7:02:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-2014
    5 free things to see and do in NYC at Christmastime, from trees to windows NEW YORK The Christmas season is one of New York City's busiest times of year. Tickets for Broadway shows and hotel rooms go for premium prices and lines for top attractions are long. But some of the best and most beautiful things to see and do around the city during the holidays are free. Here are five of them. STORE WINDOWS
  • The Power of a Pause

    12/04/2014 4:03:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    December, a time for choral concerts, band performances, orchestra recitals, cocktail parties, holiday markets, family gatherings and final exams. Almost everyone is overbooked and overworked, exhausted and running on empty. Busy schedules lead to being away from home one night after the other, to the detriment of family dinners, early bedtimes and balanced meals. The temptations of food and drink are too enticing to ignore. Rich food, sweet succulent desserts and holiday cocktails tantalize our taste buds and lead us into temptation and indulgence -- and then to nights of unsound sleep. In my case, I often awaken the next...
  • Holiday Handy-Dandy Helpful Household Hints

    11/29/2014 8:18:45 AM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 20 replies
    11/29/14 | Me, in Real Life
    Full article from my personal FB account, that I wrote. I sometimes publish these under my old radio-persona name, with the catch-phrase 'Handy-Dandy Helpful Household Hints'. Yes, very cheesy and entirely hokey. 8-) I wrote this one this morning - lots of you probably know most of this already but on the off-chance someone learns something I am sharing. Be blessed, y'all. "Getting your decorations out of storage can mean putting dust, mold and dust mites into your atmosphere; flaring up allergies, sinus problems, sore throats, AND contribute to low energy! Aint nobody got time for that! (Summary: Clean your...
  • This Thanksgiving, Have an Attitude of Gratitude

    11/27/2014 10:20:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words "the pursuit of happiness" in the text. Happiness is a vapor that cannot be grasped; a temporary feeling based on transitory circumstances akin to the euphoria of a full-on sugar rush. Happiness is good for a time, but it cannot last. Life invariably intervenes. So many seem so unthankful about so much these days. Turn on the TV or read a newspaper and you will find complainers. Democrats complain about Republicans and the reverse. The poor complain...
  • For Thanksgiving - Pass the Civility

    11/24/2014 4:03:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Tom Purcell
    It's bound to happen at Thanksgiving tables across America: A progressive liberal Democrat discovers he's sitting next to a conservative Republican. There's no need for mashed potatoes to fly. Harry Stein, an author, columnist and contributing editor to the political magazine City Journal, offers advice on how to navigate the situation. Stein, an erstwhile '60's radical who evolved into a conservative, faced a similar dilemma at a dinner party a few years ago. When the guest next to him discovered his conservative/libertarian thinking, the fellow said loudly, "I can't believe I'm sitting next to a Republican!" "It was," says Stein,...
  • Michelle will guide you through Christmas this year

    11/24/2014 9:19:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/24/14 | Judi McLeod
    Jonathan Gruber dimwits: Michelle Obama has been strangely quiet since her husband King Obama I delivered Executive Amnesty on November 20. I wonder where Michelle is? talk show radio supremo Mark Levin asked on Friday. Where are the girls? I dont know. Only the school children of America know for sure where Michelle Obama isnt: In the school cafeteria where she has been given the proverbial bums rush for her scanty and even gross school day lunches, with which she has abysmally failed to replace Moms lovingly packed paper bag lunch.
  • The Cure for Whats Ailing Americans: Thanksgiving

    11/23/2014 7:00:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Robert Jeffress
    The on-line retailer Amazon recently revealed the most popular verse in the Bible for Americans. No, its not the ubiquitous John 3:16 displayed on posters at sporting events everywhere. Instead, Americans are increasingly turning to Philippians 4:6-7 which the apostle Paul begins with these words: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Be anxious for nothing? Thats a lot easier said than done these days. Just read the headlines, and youll quickly discover plenty of reasons to worry: 4 Jihad Attacks in 4 Days, Ukraine Could...
  • My Holiday Wishes for Obama (What an excellent list)

    11/21/2014 5:08:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It's almost Thanksgiving and the Christmas season is upon us. Many of us are already shopping for holiday gifts. So that inspired me to think up a holiday gift list that I hope and pray Obama receives for Christmas! Here are 15 perfect holiday gifts for Obama. *Obama's Secret Service disarmed- since he doesn't think rest of us need guns for protection. *Remove the fence around the White House- since Obama doesn't think we need a fence at our Southern border. *A Christmas dinner at White House prepared and served by illegal immigrants who just arrived from the Ebola Zone-...
  • Thanks and Giving

    11/20/2014 4:08:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. A chance to be grateful instead of focusing on gift-giving and gift-receiving. Family, friends, bountiful feasts and football are at the forefront of our minds rather than cocktail parties and gifts. Think of it as a time to pause and give thanks before the whirlwind of December. Thanksgiving began in 1621. The pilgrims invited the Wampanoag Native Americans to join them in celebration of the fall harvest. The Native Americans traveled for several days, created their own camp and stayed with the pilgrims for three days of feasting and celebration. This first Thanksgiving...
  • Neutering Religious Holidays

    11/18/2014 3:40:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    Folks, our country is heading down a slippery slope. We have to stop it before it is too late. We haven't even hit Thanksgiving, and already the war on Christmas is underway. This time, one of the largest public school systems in the U.S. is eliminating every mention of religious holidays on its official calendar. The Montgomery County Board of Education in Maryland has cut Christmas and Easter, as well as Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana, from next year's school calendar. No religious holiday will be mentioned by name. NPR reported on the origin of the decision: "The path to...
  • "La Puente" to Hit Christmas and New Year

    10/13/2014 10:42:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    Self | October 13, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    Mexicans have an expression for a certain holiday event called "La Puente." La Puente means "The Bridge" and when used in connection to holidays it refers to when a holiday falls on either a Thursday or a Tuesday. The Fridays and Mondays in between such a holiday and the weekend is known as "La Puente" or the bridge to the weekend. Basically it means most folks take those "La Puente" days off so they have a four day weekend. Here in the States, most of our Holidays with notable exceptions fall on Mondays for automatic 3 day weekends. However this...
  • Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day

    10/10/2014 8:29:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Political correctness infects virtually every aspect of our culture, our thinking, our heritage. When I grew up (and Im only 58), Christopher Columbus was a great hero. Now, to some, he has become a villain. He is blamed for many unjustifiable things, most of which followed in the wake of his voyage. Meanwhile, the Christian side of Columbus has been lost to most of us. Just days ago, the Seattle School Board voted unanimously to replace Columbus Day, a federal holiday, with Indigenous Peoples Day to be celebrated on the same day in support of the people allegedly plundered and...
  • Industrial output collapse blamed on holidays (Germany)

    10/08/2014 7:45:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Oct 2014 10:24 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    German industrial production dropped at its fastest rate since 2009 in August, weighed down by falling manufacturing and construction output. The latest set of poor economic figures have prompted fears of a recession. [] Manufacturing output fell by 4.8 percent and construction output was down by 2.0 percent while energy construction output edged up by 0.3 percent, the (economy) ministry calculated. It blamed the fall in August on the summer break, saying production output was affected by the late position of the summer holidays.
  • Council postpones vote on Columbus Day renaming [Seattle]

    09/02/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT · by ppaul · 28 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | 09/02/2014 | Michael Konopasek
    SEATTLE The vote to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in Seattle has been postponed so the Mayor and other elected officials can hold a signing ceremony next month to mark the change. Columbus Day has been celebrated throughout the United States for decades, but the Human Rights Commission pushed for the name change. The proposal is being sponsored by council members Bruce Harrell and Kshama Sawant...
  • Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

    09/01/2014 10:01:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | September 1, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Labor Day is no time for a non-union barbecue, says the nations labor movement. To help the shoppers, Big Labor has issued a list of union-made food and drinks that should be served at the backyard feast today. Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Heres some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start, said the AFL-CIO. They forwarded the...
  • Have Some Fun With Progressives This Independence Day

    07/03/2014 6:20:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    As you prepare to celebrate Independence Day, I thought Id take this opportunity, while it still exists, to mock our progressive friends. You can spot them at your barbecue. Theyre the ones who brought the tofu hockey pucks they call veggie-burgers, the 6-pack of micro-brew beer they keep in a small cooler that never leaves their side so no one can grab one as if anyone would and smoking American Spirit cigarettes. They also havent showered in a while, so the flies are a dead giveaway. When you come across these tolerant people gleefully judging everyone to...
  • We Werent Always So Secular: Recovering a Sense of the Presence of God

    07/20/2011 4:59:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/19/11 | Msgr Charles Pope
    The times in which we live are often described as secular. This word comes from the Latin saecula meaning world. Hence in saying our age is secular is another way of saying our times are worldly. We may think it has always been so but such is not the case. To be sure, it IS the human condition to be a little preoccupied with the world. But previous times have featured a much more religious focus than our own. The Middle Ages were especially known for way in which faith permeated the culture and daily experience. The Rose window to...
  • A miracle for liberals that's not restricted to just the holidays...

    12/17/2013 12:13:58 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-17-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Every time a toilet flushes? EVERY time???One can live optimistically, can't they?
  • You've Had Eggnog With Bourbon, But Have You Tried it With Beer?

    12/11/2013 4:49:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    If there is one thing that eggnog lovers and eggnog haters have in common, its this: you HAVE to try it homemade. Its an entirely new culinary creation once that yellow carton is removed. Once a nog-hater myself, I was hooked after one swig of the homemade version. This stuff is delicious. When you make this from scratch, you get the true impact: this is a glass of drinkable boozed-up ice cream. With a ingredient list like cream, milk, eggs, sugar, booze, there really isnt anything not to fall in love with. As long as take the ten minutes and...
  • Immersed in the Season: Christmas Songs Through the Ages

    12/07/2013 4:11:23 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 7, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    With plummeting temperatures, the threat and promise of snow, and the turning of pages of the calendar, we are fully into the Christmas season. We hear Christmas hymns and other holiday songs on the radio, in TV commercials, at school and church pageants. But I wonder if we are all sufficiently aware of some of the deep historical meanings behind some of our favorite carols. For example: The Top Five Christmas Songs Associated with Major Historical Events 1: During the long, cold winter of 1979-1980, the Hunt Brothers famously attempted to corner a precious metals market. Remember those days? And...
  • Really? American Retailers At War With The American Family?

    10/20/2013 4:52:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Did you hear the big news? American retailers are carrying out a war on the American family. Seriously. That s how some media hosts and pundits are characterizing the fact that many American retailers are planning to keep stores open on Thanksgiving Day. And then theres social media that all abuzz about the shocking, horrific developments. Because I believe in family, I pledge to NOT shop on Thanksgiving the much-shared Facebook avatar reads. If Im shopping, someone else is working and not spending time with their family. Everyone deserves a holiday. Well, how about this: if Im shopping in...
  • The Sanctity of Human Life [Rosh Hashanah greetings]

    09/04/2013 9:46:19 AM PDT · by hlmencken3 · 21 replies
    Lubavitch International ^ | Summer/Autumn 1991 | Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson
    The Sanctity of Human Life A Message from the Rebbe Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson The month of Tishrei, the first month of the year on the Jewish calendar, is generally a time for introspection when we pause to reflect on how well we have conducted ourselves in the past year, and resolve to improve further in the New Year. Thus, it is interesting to consider why it is that Rosh Hashana, which is the first day of the Jewish year, commemorates not the first day of creation, but rather the sixth--the day that man, Adam was created. The introduction of...
  • It's National Dog Day!

    08/26/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT · by Gefn · 56 replies
    National Dog Day.Com ^ | August 26, 2013
    To raise awareness that dogs and puppies at shelters need homes. To honor and cherish your dogs at home.