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  • For the first time since 1965, the Peanuts holiday specials are not scheduled to air on broadcast TV

    10/20/2020 12:56:00 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 125 replies
    MeTV ^ | 10/20/2020 | MeTV Staff
    The first time It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown aired on television, it preempted My Three Sons. As in, an original episode of My Three Sons. The date was October 27, 1966, and Douglas family fans had just seen Yvonne Craig play a meter maid the previous week. Instead, CBS viewers got the Peanuts crew. The idea of a Peanuts holiday special, and a Peanuts cartoon in general, was still relatively novel. Great Pumpkin was just the third animated special from the mind of Charles Schulz. A Charlie Brown Christmas has premiered one year earlier. The Christmas special was so...
  • Stop Misquoting The Great Abolitionist Frederick Douglass To Slander America

    07/08/2020 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Jimmy Sengenberger
    Black Lives Matter activists cite Douglass’s 1852 speech ‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?’ as proof America is evil. They utterly miss his point. Last week on CNN, as contributor Angela Rye accused White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnaney and President Trump of failing to understand the history of black America, she referred to the legendary Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass said about Independence Day in this country, what to the slave is the Fourth of July?” she said. “And I would invite them to even start there, as a reading principle, to see how different we see...
  • Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th

    07/04/2020 3:25:22 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2020 | Maeve Reston
    On a very different Fourth of July, when many Americans are wrestling with the racist misdeeds of the country's heroes and confronting an unrelenting pandemic with surging cases, their commander-in-chief is attempting to drag America backward -- stirring fear of cultural change while flouting the most basic scientific evidence about disease transmission. In a jaw-dropping speech that amounted to a culture war bonfire, President Trump used the backdrop of Mount Rushmore to frame protesters as a nefarious left-wing mob that intends to "end America." Those opponents, he argued, are engaged in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame...
  • Why the Left Doesn't Like Christmas

    12/17/2019 3:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Many on the left (as opposed to liberals) have been warring on Christmas for more than a generation. Leftists always deny there is a war on Christmas and mock those who claim there is. There is a mind-blowing chutzpah or lack of self-awareness when people do something and yet deny that they are actually doing it. But the evidence is overwhelming. The left has stopped schools from calling Christmas vacations by that name -- the name schools called them throughout American history until the last couple of decades. Almost every non-Christian school in America now calls Christmas vacation "winter break."...
  • Hate Filed: How to shut down your Trump-supporting family member at Thanksgiving dinner

    11/28/2019 11:01:55 PM PST · by TECTopcat · 68 replies
    THe Hill ^ | 11/27/19 | MARIK VON RENNENKAMPFF
    First of all i cannot imagine the hate that must go into the thinking that you want to "shut down Trump supporters" ... at thanksgiving-really Thanksgiving?!. And I know these numbers don't make sense with record low unemployment but I need some help deconstruct job growth numbers: Here's article: Today hundreds of millions of Americans will sit down with close friends and family over heaping portions of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. After the usual small talk about chilly weather and the day’s football matchups, discussions will inevitably shift to politics. In a country bitterly divided over the Trump presidency...
  • Why This Climate Activist Is Fasting on Thanksgiving (still, only 11.19 years left)

    11/28/2019 2:12:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Earther Gizmodo ^ | 11/28/19 | Dharna Noor
    **SNIP** Tien, 27, has been on hunger strike for 11 days. He and hundreds of others of Extinction Rebellion climate activists worldwide began fasting on November 17. Most people have stopped, but Tien is still not eating. “I desperately want to eat, but I would rather have a future,” he wrote in the Guardian. So far, he’s lost 12 pounds. Last week, Tien and other U.S. Extinction Rebellion hunger strikers occupied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s outer office on the Capitol, demanding a meeting about Congress’ plans for environmental action. She barely acknowledged them—granted, she was likely consumed by last week’s...
  • Trump supporters brace for Thanksgiving dinner: 'The hatred now is just unbelievable'

    11/28/2019 12:07:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 104 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | James Varney
    The self-described “last Republican on the Upper West Side” will join family for Thanksgiving dinner and arrive fully armored. “Well, I hope to have a good time,” Suzanne Pederson said of the annual family celebration, “but I probably won’t.” This will be the nation’s fourth Thanksgiving since Donald Trump was elected president and the first since the Democrats’ perpetually simmering effort to impeach him fanned into flame. That development has some professionals cautioning that even a perfectly cooked turkey and stuffing can be ruined by a political fight at the table. Knowing few Manhattan lairs are welcome to President Trump’s...
  • CNN: How to Talk Impeachment at Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/28/2019 10:43:48 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 67 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 28, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Do you have a bizarre desire to both bore and annoy your fellow Thanksgiving dinner guests? Well, good news! CNN's Zachary B. Wolf on Wednesday provided a handy dandy guide on how to easily accomplish this task with "Get smart on impeachment before Thanksgiving dinner." Wolf somehow assumes that hearing the mainstream media hype impeachment (which is now losing steam) 24/7 is not enough for the public. His fantasy is that the public will not only have its fill of turkey and stuffing but will have room left over for a discussion about impeachment that the media is so obsessed about.
  • Michelle Obama shares 'Happy Thanksgiving' message [Barack: Advice on how to argue better]

    11/28/2019 10:29:12 AM PST · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/2019 | Aris Folley
    Former first lady Michelle Obama took to social media to wish Americans a “Happy Thanksgiving” on Wednesday. “From our family to yours, #HappyThanksgiving!” she tweeted. The post also featured a sunny photo of her along with her husband and children. Former President Obama also tweeted a message to his 110 million followers earlier on Wednesday ahead of the holiday. “Before arguing with friends or family around the Thanksgiving table, take a look at the science behind arguing better,” he tweeted. “And it'll never hurt to try this: ‘Listen to people, get them to think about their own experience, and...
  • Trump vows not to change the name of Thanksgiving despite cries from the 'radical left'

    11/27/2019 7:32:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/27/2019 | By Danielle Wallace
    President Trump told supporters at a rally held in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday that he wouldn’t allow the “radical left” to change the name of Thanksgiving. The president, who recently switched his residency from New York to Florida, claimed at his "homecoming rally" that the left wants to change the name of the upcoming secular holiday after what he previously described as “a war on Christmas.” “As we gather together for Thanksgiving, you know, some people want to change the name Thanksgiving,” Trump began Tuesday night. “They don't want to use the term Thanksgiving. And that was true also with Christmas....
  • Tree Lighting Removed From Annual Holiday Celebration In Durham, NH After Complaints

    11/18/2019 5:20:55 PM PST · by massmike · 52 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 11/18/2019 | Louisa Moller
    A Durham, New Hampshire celebration scheduled for the beginning of holidays is undergoing some changes this year in an effort to remove religious overtones. Formerly called the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, the newly named Frost Fest will include the absence of a formal tree lighting. Santa will be at the event but he will not arrive in a town firetruck as he has in the past. The wreaths that traditionally adorned lamp posts on Main Street will also not be present this year. Town Councilor Sally Tobias says the changes came about after some controversy last holiday season. “There was...
  • City of Sandusky makes Election Day paid holiday, eliminates Columbus Day

    02/10/2019 6:28:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 2/06/19
    SANDUSKY, Ohio - The city of Sandusky will no longer recognize Columbus Day as an official holiday. Instead of having the day as a paid holiday, city workers will have off on Election Day. City officials said they decided to make the switch for two reasons. It prioritizes voting. The move also recognizes Columbus Day’s controversial origins. “What better way to celebrate the value of our employees and citizens than by removing barriers for them to participate in the greatest of American innovations, our democracy,” the city said on Facebook.
  • Superbowl Beer Boycott! Heineken, Guiness & Sam Adams

    01/29/2015 1:17:38 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    These companies pulled out of the St. Patrick's day parade because gay advocacy groups were not allowed to march under their own banner. Here is a list of all the brands involved: Beer: GUINESS, SAM ADAMS, Tusker, Smithwick’s, Red Stripe, Harp Lager, Kilkenny, Kaliber, Windhoek, HEINEKEN, Amstel, Buckler, Beamish & Crawford, Murphy’s, Tui Scotch whisky: Johnnie Walker, Buchanan’s, Cardhu, Justerini & Brooks (J&B), Bell’s, Black & White, White Horse, Logan, Caol Ila, Vat 69, Oban, Talisker, Lagavulin, Glen Ord, Glenkinchie, Dalwhinnie, Cragganmore, Clynelish, Singleton, Haig, Royal Lochnagar, Glen Elgin, Knockando, The Dimple Pinch Vodka: Smirnoff, Cîroc, Silent Sam, Popov, Ketel...
  • Weed is the New Jesus in Colorado

    04/21/2014 6:23:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Sure… Sunday was Easter Sunday (the most important day of the year for the world’s 2-3 billion Christians). But, c’mon! It was 4:20 dude! And while millions of Americans flocked to their churches and Cathedrals, the Denver Post thought the front-page story of the day ought to be Colorado’s annual “toke-out” at Civic Center Park in Denver. Heck… The 15 year anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting was even pushed back to accommodate the “high times” of Civic Center potheads. Living a mere handful of blocks from Denver’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, I can personally attest to...
  • Atheist Group Sets Up 'Jesus Is a Myth' Banner in Response to Easter Display at Wisconsin Capitol

    04/17/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2014 | Katherine Webber
    An atheist group is combatting a Christian Easter display at Wisconsin's Capitol building in Madison by setting up a sign that reads "Nobody died for our 'sins,' Jesus Christ is a myth." The Freedom From Religion Foundation says it rushed to get a permit for their display after seeing that the Concerned Women for America group was able to set up their own display at Wisconsin's Capitol building. The CWA group's display reportedly included a Christian cross and pro-life literature. The conservative women's group says on its website that it's dedicated to bringing "biblical principles into all levels of public...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: Forgotten Holidays

    03/05/2014 9:59:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Rhythm is life giving. We function according to days, weeks, months and years. We celebrate anniversaries and birthdays, dread tax time and look forward to time off. The cycles we go through help us move forward and stay in sync with the people around us. They increase both our productivity and our enjoyment of life, and they are essential to the health of our society. We see this truth throughout the natural world as well. Our calendars and timetables are based on seasons and phases, the perfectly predictable movement of our planet and moon through space. Rhythm is a form...
  • Most State College bars to go dry on State Patty's Day

    03/03/2014 3:35:49 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 64 replies
    Students who arrive in State College on Saturday for the annual State Patty's Day drinking holiday will find the majority of downtown restaurants and taverns closed or dry, Penn State officials say. Damon Sims, Penn State's vice president for student affairs, said 33 of 35 downtown State College establishments, including all taverns and bottle shops, have agreed to accept monetary compensation offered by the university for a moratorium of the sale of alcohol Saturday.