Tuesday, December 13, 2005

War on Christmas: Part 2

Here's some more links that will take you to the fake trenches on the fake War on Christmas. I posted the best audio and video I've seen in my post from last night.

First up is small, but I couldn't have said it better myself. This leads to what should be the REAL War on Christmas.

Here's a good one about "offensive" liberals in general. It also has a unique and funny tie in to that short story I wrote about "Late-Term Abortion." This guy's blog is a hoot to read anyway. I'm half convinced it's satire.

This one is so full of vitriol I still don't know if it's satire or not. The headline is Liberal Logic from the Looney Left.

You know, reading some of the arguments that believe that the war on Christmas is a real and tangible threat to Christianity, I'm convinced that this is a joke.

This whole thing, on both sides, has to be a joke. There is no way that conservatives can truly believe there is a war on Christmas because people say "Happy Holidays" more often than "Merry Christmas."

Personally, I don't like Christmas. I've been arguing for two weeks now about not putting the Christmas tree up yet. It's not that I'm some type of "secular liberal fag," as John Stewart remarked, it's just that the Holiday causes too much tension and stress and hustle and bustle for me to want to participate. I can't go anywhere near a mall (not that I go in malls anyway) or a store for a good month, plus some, because everyone else is running themselves ragged looking for that perfect gift for little Jimmy and Susie. I have to admit, I do like giving gifts though. But I don't think we need to use Christmas as a pretense to do that. And just becuase I don't like the tone of the season doesn't mean I get pissed off when someone tells me, "Merry Christmas."

The problem with these Conservatives is that they want Christmas to be this massive consumerist boner fest. You want to keep your "Christian" identity? You want people to respect your holiday as anything more than "shopping season?" Then start treating it more like a religious observance and less like an excuse to shop yourself stupid and into the poor house.

Take Christmas back, but don't blame "liberals" or "atheists" or "secularists" for the loss of the meaning of Christmas. It's Christian's who have turned their religion and it's holidays into an excuse to sell more stuff and make themselves rich. They're the smae Pat Robertson-types that think the Bible is a handbook for getting-rich-quick.

10 comments:

Michael said...

Vitriol, crying, whining, throwing pies, shouting down the opposition with hackneyed slogans—all tools of the left. People that are “politically correct” are so thin-skinned that if you “dare” disagree with their “righteous” pontifications you are automatically plastered with every foul epithet from the Book of the Liberal Mantras—homophobe, close-minded, bigot, racist, redneck, neo-con, et. al.

Vitriol? Self-defense is more like it.

Equal time? Not in Liberal Land.

The liberal slogan is, “My way or the highway—or I’ll throw a tantrum.”

LOL!!

-B- said...

Liberal Logic From The Looney Left seems like part of a website devoted to the right. The FAR right. If you write anything to defend Ann Coulter, you are not even in visual distane of the moderate right, let alone the left.

John said...

I like Ann Coulter. I did cinematograhy on a doc about her. She's a nice person. And I'm a lefty. Sorry to blow your stereotype.

Michael said...

John, I like Ann Coulter because she has more gonads (figuratively) than most men and she's not a wimpy cry-baby liberal. She's a warrior. In any other culture she would be honored whether you agreed with her or not. Sure she’s caustic, but she is constantly assailed with liberal vitriol and attacked for exercising her freedom of speech. Oh, I forgot. Only liberals have freedom of speech in America.

My apologies.

LOL!!

Bryan said...

Watching her on television and in interviews, it seems hard to believe she's a nice person. She might be a nice person. I bet George Bush would be an affable and nice person in person, but that doesn't take away from their idiocy and hateful nature of their rhetoric.

John said...

I agree that Ann is sometimes attacked unfairly for exercising her freedom of speech (i.e. "oral copulater for the republican party"). I wouldn't go as far as to say she's a warrior. Polemicist is perhaps a better term. Kind of like a certain large filmmaker we all know.

I don't think that Ann is a hateful person, but I do think she has a very sick (right-wing) sense of humor. And right-wingers (and a few lefties) love that (i.e. bombing the NY Times).

Bryan said...

I didn;t say she was hateful, though she might be. I said her rhetoric was.

Wait...

Were you talking to me?

Well, there's no one else here, so you must be talking to me...

sorry, I like Taxi Driver...

John said...

I thought that line was from the Rocky & Bulwinkle movie. My bad.

Steven Greenstreet said...

I would love to have a good hate fuck with Ann Coulter. No joke. It would be great.

stackdogg said...

Does it strike anyone else as odd that this much time and energy is being put into this whole debate about Christmas? Aren't there more important things to worry about than what to call a christmas tree?? Happy Kwanza