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  • 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...
  • If Scrooge Were Alive Today, He'd Probably Be A Liberal

    12/23/2015 3:42:02 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/21/2015 | John Merline
    Yet, somehow, it's always conservatives who get tagged as Scrooges. (Just do a Google search of "Scrooge Republican" to see.)
  • Chipotle manager says Hillary didn't tip

    04/16/2015 2:01:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    The manager of an Ohio Chipotle restaurant on Wednesday said Hillary Clinton didn’t drop money in the tip jar during her visit earlier this week. Bloomberg reported that Charles Wright, manager of Chipotle’s Maumee, Ohio, location, said Clinton left no change after placing her order Monday afternoon. “Her bill was $20 and some change, and they paid with $21 and left,” Wright said of the Democratic presidential candidate’s spending. Clinton, who was on her way to Iowa, visited the Maumee franchise during its afternoon lunch rush alongside Huma Abedin, the vice chairwoman of her presidential campaign. Employees did not recognize...
  • Bureaucrat Scrooge’s Seek to Wrap Christmas Season in Red Tape

    12/23/2014 7:18:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 23, 2014 | Justin Sykes
    Hide your Santa’s, hide your reindeer, and take down your wreaths …because big government is regulating everything! That’s right, the government is now turning all its nanny state hate towards the holiday season – and in a move that would make even the Grinch blush, President Obama’s bureaucracy is proposing new regulations on the use of traditional Christmas lights and other holiday decorations. This month the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) un-wrapped new proposed federal regulations that if enacted, would categorize certain Christmas lights and other “seasonal decorative lighting products” as posing a “substantial product hazard” to the public at...
  • Scrooge Was A Liberal, Studies Show

    12/22/2014 4:22:36 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/22/2014 | John Merline
    Just about every year at this time, "A Christmas Carol' shows up somewhere on TV, as do headlines about how one Republican or another is the modern equivalent of the tale's greedy miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. "The GOP's sad Scrooge agenda." "GOP Protecting Ebenezer Scrooge." "Maher Likens Republicans to Ebenezer Scrooge." "Republicans play the role of the stingy Scrooge." You have to wonder if these folks have actually read "A Christmas Carol" or spent any time pondering what Scrooge actually says and does. Because if you do, you come to realize that Scrooge more closely resembles a modern liberal than a...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - A Christmas Carol (1984)

    12/19/2014 10:27:01 PM PST · by DemforBush · 11 replies
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    Tis this season! George C. Scott stars in this superb version of Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption and second chances. In English with Greek subtitles.
  • Is the Swiss Guard Also Too Self-Absorbed, Promethean and Neopelagian?

    12/06/2014 7:34:00 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | December 5, 2014 | Vincent Chiarello
    As readers of The Remnant may recall, while in Rome last summer I wrote an article which focused on the traditions and history of the Swiss Guard, and centered around the "giuramento," or swearing in, ceremony of the new Guardsmen. Few, if any, who have come in contact with the Guardsmen are not impressed with their courtesy, their military discipline, and their devotion to the Church. Along with these very distinctive young men, I had the good fortune of attending a press conference in which the Commander of the Swiss Guard, Colonel Daniel Anrig, impressed the gaggle of reporters by...
  • "Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales"(1979)

    12/25/2013 8:43:28 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1979 | Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones
  • Charles Dickens' Ebenezer Scrooge Was The Ultimate Job Creator

    07/18/2013 7:58:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/18/2013 | Fred Smith
    There is probably no figure more emblematic of the greedy, penny-pinching capitalist than Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Dickens is often seen as the chronicler of the injustices of the Industrial Revolution, including businessmens’ cavalier attitude toward the welfare of their employees. Yet, Scrooge, like many of Dickens’ other archetypal characters, was a product of an earlier era, and in that context merits some defense. By the tale’s account, Scrooge was honest and frugal—perhaps excessively so. But there’s something missing from Dickens’ picture. The Scrooges of the world were the stewards of the scarce capital—the seed corn...
  • Christmas Fights Back

    12/23/2011 1:48:39 PM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    TFP ^ | 12/19/2011 | Gary Isbell
    We hear about the famous War on Christmas that our secular society wages with great intensity. However, the latest news from the front is not encouraging for those who would worship around a holiday tree. According to a recent Rasmussen report, 88% of Americans will celebrate Christmas this year and 81% of that group will celebrate it as a religious holiday. From these statistics, we can clearly deduce that Christianity and Christmas have yet to disappear as of 2011. The ferocious onslaught of secular humanism rages as it pushes its agenda through the media, the political world and our...
  • Scrooge: The First 1 Percenter (Did Ebenezer do more good as a businessman than an altruist?)

    12/23/2011 6:55:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/23/2011 | Jim Lacey
    I have no idea whether Charles Dickens, if he were alive today, would have joined the Occupy Wall Street movement. Given the revulsion he expressed when America’s riff-raff had the temerity to become overly familiar on his two visits to this country, one may doubt his commitment to overthrowing society’s class structure. Despite this, he may still be considered among the movement’s intellectual forerunners. For it was he, in the person of his literary creation Ebenezer Scrooge, who gave the world a character who embodied all of the evil traits the Occupiers attribute to today’s 1 percent. In fact, Scrooge...
  • A Christmas Miracle for A Single Mother (MN)

    12/23/2010 5:53:10 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/23/10 | Laurie Stribling
    A single mother received countless gifts from people across Minnesota after someone broke into her home and stole Christmas gifts for her 8-year-old son. Diane Lecy came home to a broken front door window on December 14 and found all the Christmas gifts gone from underneath her tree, but now she comes home to a different scenario. “I’ve come home to boxes sitting on my step, mailbox full of cards,” Lecy said. “There are few scrooges, but there are a lot of people that care.” Lecy couldn’t begin to count the number of cards, packages and gifts she received, but...
  • Ann Coulter: SCROOGE WAS A LIBERAL (Libs: Bleeding-Heart Tightwads)

    12/22/2010 3:03:39 PM PST · by Syncro · 32 replies · 2+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | December 22, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    SCROOGE WAS A LIBERALDecember 22, 2010It's the Christmas season, so godless liberals are citing the Bible to demand the redistribution of income by government force. Didn't Jesus say, "Blessed are the Health and Human Services bureaucrats, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven"? Liberals are always indignantly accusing conservatives of claiming God is on our side. What we actually say is: We're on God's side, particularly when liberals are demanding God's banishment from the public schools, abortion on demand, and taxpayer money being spent on Jesus submerged in a jar of urine and pictures of the Virgin Mary covered...
  • Harry 'Scrooge' Reid blasts GOP over Christmas work schedule

    12/16/2010 6:32:16 AM PST · by FredJake · 90 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/15/2010 | Joe Nebwy
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) adopted the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and scheduled the Senate to work through the Christmas holiday. Two Republicans - Jon Kyl of Arizona and Jim DeMint of South Carolina - objected, and that became political fodder for Reid, proving that nothing is off limits if a political point can be made. Reid then took to the floor of the Senate to blast the GOP. “I don’t need to hear the sanctimonious lectures of Sens. Kyl and DeMint to remind me of what Christmas means,” he said Wednesday afternoon. He also blamed Republicans - who...
  • Sears to be open Thanksgiving for first time

    11/10/2010 10:22:53 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 37 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11.10.10 | Sandra Guy
    Sears will open on Thanksgiving Day for the first time in its 124-year history. The Hoffman Estates-based retailer will open stores from 7 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day.
  • (Chris) Coons asking workers to take unpaid days off (At Christmas)- Archive

    09/18/2010 10:46:04 AM PDT · by mnehring · 6 replies
    WDEL Archive ^ | December 2008
    Nearly 15 hundred county workers are being encouraged to take some extra time off around the their expense. County Executive Chris Coons is asking employees to take voluntary days off on Christmas Eve, the day after Christmas, and the day after New Year's. Coons says while the county isn't "saving" money exactly, it won't be spending the estimated 70 grand it would otherwise, if for instance, workers were given a full day off instead of a half day for Christmas Eve as they have in the past.
  • US voters give Barack Obama an F

    12/22/2009 4:34:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,276+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | December 23, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    Barack Obama gave himself a B+ on Oprah Winfrey’s White House Christmas Special on ABC, but the American public is far less generous. The latest influential Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll of likely US voters gives Obama a thumping 56 percent disapproval rating – an F grade by any measure. 46 percent strongly disapprove of the president’s job performance, while just 25 percent strongly approve. That’s a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21 percentage points, a staggering figure for a president just 11 months into his term of office. These are historically low approval ratings for a US president, that...
  • A 21st Century Christmas Carol

    12/20/2009 10:56:47 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 1 replies · 350+ views
    MSMB ^ | December 21, 2009 | Rob W. Case
    Just about everybody is in some way or another acquainted with the classic Charles Dickens story “A Christmas Carol”. A Christmas Carol was released in 1843 and it was essentially a story about the coldness of the human heart and the greed affiliated with it. The story’s character, Ebenezer Scrooge is so greedy and yet so wealthy, that he holds contempt for those who need money for charity, those who need money to survive, and those who want to spend money on gifts for other people. To Scrooge, everybody is more or less a being of consumption in the sense...
  • Obama Turned Me into Scrooge. Donations to Charity Are Out

    12/16/2009 7:22:05 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 43 replies · 1,281+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Dec. 16, 09 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Obama has shown me the errors of my ways. As a middle class family we always thanked God for having enough. And part of that thanks was giving to charity. We still thank God for what we have and know that charity may well have to start at home while Obama is in office. Am I Scrooge? Unfortunately I am. Who does it hurt? The very poor that Obama says he is helping.
  • Eleven Reasons Why Scrooge Is A Progressive

    12/14/2009 4:36:09 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 425+ views ^ | 12-14-2009 | Sven Waring
    Ebenezer Scrooge, or just Scrooge, has often been portrayed as a miserly Conservative. However, a closer examination of the skinflint character from Charles Dickens's Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol, reveals that, on the contrary, Scrooge is a progressive. Here are eleven reasons why Scrooge is a progressive. 1) Scrooge relies on government programs to handle poverty. And the Union workhouses demanded Scrooge Are they still in operation? The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full then? said Scrooge. 2.) He ignores private charities as the most effective way to help people in need. I help to support the establishments...