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  • Merry Christmas to All Freepers (Vanity Post!)

    12/24/2007 2:38:57 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 36 replies · 243+ views
    12/24/07 | MplsSteve
    As I sit here at my work desk, the office is almost deserted. I love the peace and quiet for a few minutes before I move on to Christmas Eve festivities. I just wanted to take a few minutes to wish everyone (yes, even the Ron Paul supporters) a very Merry Christmas! To those Freepers practicing another religion, I wish you Happy Holidays! Tonight, more than any, I will be grateful for my health and sanity (although some fellow Freepers may be in doubt of the latter) and that of family. 2007 has been a tumultuous year in terms of...
  • York housing agency bans religious decorations (SCROOGE ALERT UPDATE)

    12/23/2007 4:58:07 AM PST · by Nextrush · 25 replies · 243+ views
    The York Dispatch ^ | 12/21/07 | Daina Klimanis
    In Christmases past, residents of Kingston House in West York hung a tree with Santa Clauses and decorated a common room with puzzles showing Christ in a manger. School groups and carolers came through the halls singing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and other popular Christian hymns. But things are different this December. At Kingston House and other properties owned by the York Area Development Corporation, songs or decorations in common areas must be secular. The same policy applies to hundreds of tenants in York City's Delphia House and other apartments managed by the development...
  • War on 'Merry Christmas'?

    12/19/2007 3:24:33 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 157+ views
    Aiken Standard ^ | December 09, 2007 | HALEY HUGHES
    War on 'Merry Christmas'? 09, 2007 By HALEY HUGHES Staff writer What would you say if someone wished you a "Merry Christmas"? Would your response be "Merry Christmas to you, too," or would you ever so subtly correct them by throwing out the more politically correct term, "Happy Holidays"? Would you say anything at all? In an ever-increasingly PC world, it seems "Happy Holidays" is the more accepted greeting passed from person to person when the holiday season (whatever the holiday may be) arrives. The fear of offending someone by referring to Christianity's most treasured figure has driven individuals...
  • Holiday task force gives decoration suggestions for city [PC Alert]

    11/08/2007 3:13:15 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 114+ views
    The Coloradoan | Nov 7, 2007 | KELLI LACKETT
    Holiday task force gives decoration suggestions for city This article discusses a proposal by the city of Fort Collins, CO to establish a task force to consider policies related to city-sponsored holiday displays. The "educational and multicultural" display would represent both religious and non-religious celebrations that occur between Nov 1 and Jan 30.
  • Rosen: Merry Christmas, ACLU

    12/23/2005 5:30:10 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 8 replies · 847+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday December 23rd, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    The pendulum swings both ways. Last year in Denver, it was Mayor John Hickenlooper proposing to replace the city's traditional "Merry Christmas" sign with one that said "Happy Holidays." The mayor wisely backed off in response to the public outcry, as did the Parade of Lights, this year, reversing its policy barring religious floats. Earlier this month, Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert, issued a directive instructing the architect of the Capitol to drop the name "Capitol Holiday Tree" - adopted in the late 1990s under the authority of no one who's now willing to admit to it -...
  • Merry Christmas from VetsCoR HQ

    12/18/2005 10:46:20 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 19 replies · 894+ views
    VetsCoR ^ | 12/18/05 | Neil E. Wright
    MERRY CHRISTMASfrom Bailey and me to EVERYONE!
  • Jews For Christmas (Jews Who Give Yoffie, Foxman And The ACLU Heartburn Alert)

    12/09/2005 2:13:08 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 697+ views ^ | 12/09/05 | Sharon Hughes
    Once terribly divided, Jews and Christians are finding the walls between them coming down and a new unity, primarily for two reasons. Number one because Christians, mostly conservative, seem to be the only ones standing with Israel these days. As recently demonstrated, those standing in solidarity with the Jews who were deported out of their homes and land in Gaza by their own government, were mostly American Jews and Christians. As my friend, Avi Lipkin says, "Jews are finding that Christians are their only friends." Number two because of the mutually held concern over the violation of religious freedom that...
  • Season's Grinnings (humor vanity)

    12/08/2004 11:06:54 AM PST · by BJClinton · 13 replies · 700+ views
    email ^ | 12/8/2004 | Dad
    The Twelve Days of Christmas revisted. On the 12th day of Eurocentrically imposed midwinter festival my significant other in a consenting, adult, monogamous, relationship gave to me: Twelve males reclaiming their inner warrior through ritual drumming. Eleven pipers piping (plus an 18 member pit orchestra made up of members in good standing of the Musicians Equity Union as called for in their union contract, even though they will not be asked to play a note.) Ten melanin deprived testosterone poisoned scions of the patriarchal ruling class system leaping. Nine persons engaged in rhythmic self-expression. Eight economically disadvantaged female persons stealing...
  • Post Office Treats Christmas Stamp Like Pornography; Sells It from 'Under the Counter'

    12/08/2004 12:21:57 AM PST · by torqemada · 152 replies · 3,881+ views
    Human Events ^ | Mike Thompson
    Saturday after Thanksgiving is the traditional day to purchase stamps for my annual Christmas card mailing... [snip] So, shortly before noon on that most recent post-turkey day, I sauntered into a neighborhood "U.S. Postal Store," [snip] and headed for the stamps-only section. I quickly found a packed wall of display racks offering a panoply of first-class postage devoted to the various elements of the year-end holiday season, specifically: 1) Christmas, featuring colorful, contemporary designs of Santa Claus with an array of inanimate, secular Yule symbols; 2) Kwanzaa, with not just one but two stamps promoting a totally fabricated "harvest holiday"...
  • CHRISTMAS is NOT under attack!

    12/07/2004 5:22:20 PM PST · by KMC1 · 30 replies · 2,071+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 12.7.2004
    CHRISTMAS IS NOT THE TARGET: Much has been written and discussed in talk radio and on the internet this holiday season as to why certain decisions are being made when it comes to certain symbols of Christmas. I have seen or heard stories along these lines on all of the following topics just in the past 24 hours... 1. TARGET vs. Salvation Army 2. Macys banning "Merry Christmas" 3. Bloomingdales banning "Merry Christmas" 4. The Denver Parade of Lights banning "Christmas" floats 5. Maplewood Schools in New Jersey banning all Christmas and Hannukah music from its Winter Concert. 6. Bloomberg proclaiming the NYC no longer...
  • Newsmags' kibosh on Christmas

    12/06/2004 1:45:03 AM PST · by kattracks · 53 replies · 1,649+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/06/04 | ADAM LISBERG
    Just in time for Christmas, America's two largest news magazines devote this week's cover stories to debunking the story of Jesus' birth. Among the conclusions in Time and Newsweek: Jesus was born in Nazareth, not Bethlehem; there is little evidence of three kings following a star, and the story of the virgin birth may have been borrowed. "The Nativity saga is neither fully fanciful nor fully factual but a layered narrative of early tradition and enduring theology," Newsweek writes in examining the Sunday-school version of the birth of Christ. This may be unwelcome "news" to most Americans. A Newsweek poll...
  • TARGET Still GRINCHING the Salvation Army...

    12/06/2004 10:19:14 AM PST · by KMC1 · 56 replies · 3,735+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 12.06.2004
    TARGET THE GRINCH:And the beat goes on... According to this morning's USA Today, Target Inc.  is sticking to its plan to kick the Salvation Army to the curb throughout this holiday season. For those of you late to this story, Target stores had long allowed the Salvation Army to be the only charity that raised funds outside their stores using their famous red kettles and the cheerful sound of Christmas Bells. This year the good will from the red bulls-eye came to an end.  According to the USA Today the impact will leave the Salvation Army short about 9 million dollars...
  • Union Square kicks out young carolers Grade-school kids get boot for lack of permit from city

    12/05/2004 10:01:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 64 replies · 2,489+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/5/4 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Two dozen San Francisco schoolkids sporting white turtlenecks and Santa hats got a very un-Christmaslike civics lesson the other day when they showed up at Union Square hoping to delight Christmas shoppers with holiday carols. "They just wanted to set up next to the Christmas tree and sing,'' said Donna Vargas, one of the parents who escorted the fifth- and sixth-graders from San Francisco Day School on Friday's outing. Instead, they got the boot. Seems they didn't have a city permit -- so after a brief run-in with the park's security, the kids were shooed away. "How can children not...
  • A lump of coal in Denver's stocking (for banning the term "Christmas")

    12/02/2004 4:39:30 AM PST · by mhking · 56 replies · 1,903+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 12.2.04 | Michael King
    Denver's holiday traditions include a Christmas Parade and the lighting of the City and County Building in downtown Denver.Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that the phrase "MERRY CHRISTMAS" on the outside of the building will be changed to "HAPPY HOLIDAYS," in yet another politically correct attack on the institution of Christmas. And while they're at it, the city is stopping a church group from participating in the annual "Parade of Lights", and singing Christmas Carols.Parade organizers claim that Christmas Carols may be offensive to some people....a church group who wants to march in the Parade of Lights and sing...
  • Christmastime event is no-Christian zone ( 'holy homosexuals' OK for parade)

    12/02/2004 1:11:39 AM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 43 replies · 1,642+ views
    WND ^ | December 2, 2004 | Joe Kovacs
    HOLIDAY BLUES Christmastime event is no-Christian zone Santa, 'holy homosexuals' OK for parade, but no floats with direct religious themes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 2, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joe Kovacs © 2004 In the latest skirmish over Christmas in America, a Christian group is not allowed to participate in Denver's annual Parade of Lights, because church members sought to sing yuletide hymns and proclaim a "Merry Christmas" message on their float. However, the event, now in its 30th year, will include homosexual American Indians, Kung Fu artisans, belly dancers and, of course, Santa Claus. "I think there's an...
  • MY CHRISTMAS CRUSADE (Michelle Malkin is organizing against those taking Christ out of Christmas)

    12/02/2004 12:10:30 AM PST · by Stoat · 128 replies · 6,117+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | December 2, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    MY CHRISTMAS CRUSADE  By Michelle Malkin   ·   December 02, 2004 02:36 AM The persecution never ends. Denver has launched war against a church group that wanted to march in the city's Christmas parade "Parade of Lights." (I hate, hate, hate that p.c. euphemism.)From the Denver Post: Parade Organizers Say Christmas Carols May Be Offensive To Others Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that next year the phrase "Merry Christmas" will be removed from the city building and replaced with "Happy Holidays." And now a church group who wants to march in the Parade of Lights and sing Christmas carols...
  • Macy's stores boycotted for replacing 'Christmas'

    11/30/2004 10:07:49 PM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 67 replies · 7,385+ views
    WND ^ | Posted: December 1, 2004 | staff
    HOLIDAY BLUES Macy's stores boycotted for replacing 'Christmas' Effort punishes 'Miracle on 34th Street' icon, claims chain offending millions of customers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 1, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Immortalized in a 1947 Christmas movie classic, Macy's is now the focus of a boycott campaign protesting the department-store chain's replacement of "Merry Christmas" with politically correct greetings. 1947 Christmas classic "Miracle on 34th Street" featured Macy's department store A group called the Committee to Save Merry Christmas says Macy's and its umbrella Federated Department Stores have ignored several requests that "Merry Christmas" signs be returned and that...
  • Deck Us All With Boston Charlie

    12/24/2003 11:15:21 AM PST · by Van der Waals · 3 replies · 160+ views
    A ghost of Christmas past
    Deck us all with Boston Charlie, Walla walla, Wash., an' Kalamazoo! Nora's freezin' on the trolley, Swaller dollar cauliflower alley'garoo! Don't we know archaic barrel, Lullaby lilla boy, Louisville Lou? Trolley Molly don't love Harold, Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo! Bark us all bow-wows of folly, Polly welly cracker n' too-da-loo! Donkey Bonny brays a carol, Antelope Cantaloup, 'lope with you! Hunky Dory's pop is lolly gaggin' on the wagon, Willy, folly go through! Chollie's collie barks at Barrow, Harum scarum five alarum bung-a-loo! Duck us all in bowls of barley, Ninky dinky dink an' polly voo! Chilly Filly's name is...
  • combats Christmas 'censorship'

    12/10/2003 11:54:23 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 198+ views ^ | Thursday, December 11, 2003 combats Christmas 'censorship'Virginia couple fight companies using politically correct term 'holiday' Posted: December 11, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern By Ron Strom© 2003 A new website has been launched to combat what the creators see as a growing intolerance for the term "Christmas" in American culture. "Christmas is an endangered holiday in public spaces," said co-founder Kirk McElwain. "The site lists companies and organizations that engage in egregious revisionism and promotes awareness of this growing phenomenon known as Christmas intolerance."'s mission statement says it hopes to "expose [offending organizations] to the millions of consumers whose heritage is being expunged from...
  • Please Send Your Season Greetings to Our Troops!

    12/24/2002 7:53:40 PM PST · by The Finman · 2 replies · 223+ views
    I have created a post on the board that I administrate where you can directly post your Season's Greetings to the men & women in our Armed Forces. You may post your message directly to our troops here (no registration is required). Send a Greeting to Our Troops I will be sending your greetings via E-mail to all the branchs & service contacts that I have listed for the Armed Forces tomorrow.