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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Winning The War On Christmas

I read the news today, oh boy...

Fox News provides a source of constant amusement and irritation for thinking people everywhere. But at the end of November, news watchers know exactly what's coming: Fox News' stupid "War on Christmas" coverage. While there isn't any war on the country's most beloved holiday, Fox News is going to be sure and at least attempt to spoil it for everyone.
The "War on Christmas" concept started with Evangelical Christians who insist baselessly that they're being discriminated against during the holiday season of December by godless masses who want to "take Christ out of Christmas." With a higher literacy rate, these folks would likely realize that December houses three major holidays including Christmas, along with other minor ones.

Rhode Island is aware of this fact, and as such erected a holiday tree in the State House. Fox News is not happy, and they've invited a state representative to explain how her resolution to call trees for Christmas has been positively ignored. Rather than erecting her own appropriately named tree, Doreen Costa and Christians everywhere will not be happy until every pine tree from coast to coast has been named for Christmas. And they say everyone else is starting the war?

 The Fox & Friends segment even caught the attention of CNN, which cited the segment in its report on the Rhode Island tree and noted that "Fox News, as it does every year, went crazy" over the War on Christmas.
Strangely, though, despite Fox & Friends' freakout over the Rhode Island holiday tree, later during the show, they declared that there was "no more 'War on Christmas.' "

Laughing at the conjured-up nonsense about the "war on Christmas"...oh give it up already,and stop stirring the pot when there's no broth in it. Perhaps the real war on Christmas started when Constantine moved it from January to the Pagan Solstice day of 12/25. That was,uh,centuries ago...
UPDATE: The American Family Association has released their annual list of businesses that are “for” or “against” Christmas. Basically, “for” businesses say “Christmas” while “against” businesses say “Holiday.” It's all pretty ridiculous. 
I wonder if Fox News uses this tactic to deflect the fact that Jesus was a pluralist liberal. In retrospect, they probably hate this time of year because it forces people to start thinking about Jesus and his message of peace on earth. These types of ideas are not beneficial to the military industrial complex. Humbug!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

4th And Long

If Texas government was an NFL team, they'd be the 2011 Indianapolis Colts.

And Rick Perry would be Curtis Painter...
You’ve heard of Curtis Painter, but have you SEEN Curtis Painter?

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Weekly Wrangle

The Weekly First Frost Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance welcomes wearing a coat and gloves, condensing exhalation, and the opening of candidate filing season (SCOTUS willing) as it brings you this week's roundup.

Noted "redistricting analyst" Off the Kuff analyzed the new court-drawn Congressional map.

Lightseeker takes on the question of where OWS is now and what its future might hold. Check it out at Texas Kaos: OWS Meets Mass Democracy - The Need for a Narrative.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson posts on the recent failure (or was it?) of the so-called "supercommittee": Failure was a success.

Bay Area Houston wonders about Rep Joe Driver's felony and his $57,000 annual pension.

BossKitty at TruthHugger cannot stomach the ongoing civilian casualty toll in wars America propagates. Money talks, accountability walks. Quit electing politicians who answer to the military-industrial lobby and want to throw the rest of us under the bus: US and NATO Allies too sloppy for war.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is ashamed of the Texas Democratic Party. The only thing going for the party is that they're not Republicans.

Just one year ago, Texas Republicans were laughing all over themselves celebrating their super-majority in the House with the defections of Aaron Pena and Allan Ritter. They're not laughing any longer after two federal judges redrew the maps that erased all of their gains from 2010. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs notes that political fortunes can rise and fall just like the stock market, especially when pigs turn into hogs.

Neil at Texas Liberal noted that Occupy Houston published a newspaper. Occupy Houston and Occupy efforts across the nation are working hard and staying creative to make certain that the movement is here for the long haul.

WhosPlayin wrote about a Tea Party candidate for city council in Lewisville who is running on a platform of "rule of law" and "transparency", but who utterly failed at both in his campaign finance reports. But hey, at least this mistake is not as bad as his $56 million overstatement of the city's debt.