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  • "Friendsgiving"

    11/16/2021 10:58:46 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 16 replies
    11/17/21
    "Friendsgiving" seems to be the buzz word amongst the liberal crowd these days. Sheesh, a local News 5 anchor, when doing a story about this kept saying "Thanksgiving".
  • ‘Festivus’ Airing Of Grievances By Sen. Rand Paul Spotlights Government Waste

    12/23/2020 7:05:09 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    deadline.com ^ | 12/23/2020 | Bruce Haring
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has got a lot of problems with you people. And today, you’re gonna hear about them. Paul posted his annual online salute to government waste as part of today’s Festivus celebration. He issued a 139-page “Festivus Report” that airs his grievances about $54 billion of federal spending he sees as “totally wasted money.” Festivus, for the uninitated, was a noncommercial holiday made up by Frank Costanza (played by Jerry Stiller) on the classic Seinfeld sitcom. Each December 23, Costanza, rejecting the crass commercialism that has built up around the Christmas holiday, opted for a Festivus...
  • House Republicans air grievances against Liz Cheney over support for Dr. Fauci and splitting with Trump

    07/21/2020 11:02:33 AM PDT · by rintintin · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21 2020 | By Manu Raju and Haley Byrd
    Several House Republicans attacked House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming for supporting Dr. Anthony Fauci and splitting with President Donald Trump on a variety of issues over the past few months during a conference meeting Tuesday morning, a member who was in the room told CNN. Members including GOP Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Chip Roy of Texas, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Ralph Norman of South Carolina all chimed in to air grievances against Cheney. Gaetz and Massie complained about Cheney supporting a primary challenge...
  • In England, Muslims Turning Christmas Into Festivus: When you can't sing the word ‘Lord’ in a Christmas carol.

    12/26/2019 1:07:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/26/2019 | Hugh Fitzerald
    The latest manifestation of Islamic supremacism, leaching the meaning out of Christian observances, comes from Whitehall Primary School. The outrageous story is here. Children at a primary school have been told not to sing the word ‘Lord’ in the Christmas carol Away In A Manger – so that pupils of all beliefs can join in…. But which is more important: to allow Christian children to recognize Jesus as their “Lord,” as they have for two thousand years, or to change utterly what Jesus signifies, in order to make sure that “pupils of all beliefs can join in”? Since in the...
  • Welcome to Little Jerry’s Airing of Grievances

    12/05/2019 5:30:50 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-5-19 | MOTUS
    Far be it from me to criticize a person based solely on their looks but have you ever seen 3 such goofy looking academics in your life?Like I said though, it’s not just their mugs. If central casting called for 3 pompous, supercilious professors with daddy issues, here’s your final cut. They landed the lead roles in the yesterday’s retelling of the Festivus story - brought to you by Little Jerry’s Deli.In the original version Festivus is celebrated on December 23, begins with the raising of the aluminum Festivus pole, followed by a nice meatloaf dinner and only then do...
  • Grievances & Grievance Mongers!

    12/28/2018 11:07:17 AM PST · by Ohioan · 18 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | December 28, 2018 | William Flax
    Whether you believe the reported corruption of Eve in the Garden, in Genesis, was a literal account of an actual event, or an allegorical demonstration of human frailty; it captures the essence of a technique by which demagogues (the grievance mongers & "Community Organizers," in every age) market their deceptive wares to create animosity between definable groups. Persuading those targeted to focus on assumed "grievances," whether real or imagined, they divert attention from both constructive pursuits & quiet enjoyment of life's Blessings.
  • Trump Marks Kwanzaa as 'Celebration of African Heritage, Unity, and Culture'

    12/27/2018 9:02:51 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/26/18 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- President Trump issued a statement today sending "greetings to all those observing Kwanzaa," a weeklong African cultural heritage festival that begins today. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by California State University, Long Beach, Africana Studies Department chairman and professor Maulana Karenga, in response to the 1965 Watts riots and drawing from traditional African harvest celebrations.
  • Kwanzaa: A Fraud Holiday, With A Racist Goal, Created By A Criminal Madman

    12/27/2018 8:56:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Lid ^ | December 25, 2018 | Jeff Dunetz
    hose who are around my age woke up one December and discovered that the “holiday season” of Christmas and New Year’s became a trio, with the addition of something called Kwanzaa. Oh, sure there were rumblings of a new holiday. But strangely in this country where political correctness is on overload, a day invented in 1966 by a rapist who ran a Black separatist group is considered by some as a holiday on par with Christmas, or New Year’s. Kwanzaa is exclusively an American holiday and is not celebrated in any other part of the world (including Africa). The name...
  • Happy Festivus... for the Rest of Us!

    12/23/2018 7:38:48 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Festivusweb ^ | no date given | no author named
    "Happy Festivus" is the traditional greeting of Festivus, a holiday featured in the Season 9 episode of Seinfeld named "The Strike", which first aired on December 18, 1997. Since then, many people have been inspired by this zany, offbeat Seinfeld holiday and now celebrate Festivus as any other holiday. According to the Seinfeld model, Festivus is celebrated on December 23rd.
  • DNC's-Hillary's Festivus: The Airing of Grievances and Lawsuit

    04/21/2018 6:34:29 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 15 replies
    4/21/2018 | SERKIT
    Hillary and the DNC are late in their celebration of Festivus - at least the part about the airing of grievances. The airing of grievances are manifest in the recent "Kitchen Sink" lawsuit against any and all perceived reasons Hillary lost, except of course to the weak, weakened, and un-electable candidate selected by the DNC. The more recent excuse should trigger a class action suit against all MEN since it was men, according to Hillary, who followed their spouses, sisters, daughters, and female co-workers into the voting booth and forced them to vote for Trump. When will THAT be filed?
  • Happy Festivus... for the Rest of Us!

    12/22/2017 9:28:37 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Festivus The Website ^ | no date listed | no author listed
    "Happy Festivus" is the traditional greeting of Festivus, a holiday featured in the Season 9 episode of Seinfeld named "The Strike", which first aired on December 18, 1997. Since then, many people have been inspired by this zany, offbeat Seinfeld holiday and now celebrate Festivus as any other holiday. According to the Seinfeld model, Festivus is celebrated on December 23rd.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholics shocked that Vatican Christmas tree has no Christian symbols

    12/22/2017 2:37:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 22, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    The decorations on the Vatican Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square this year are devoid of Christian religious symbols, a veteran Vaticanist reports.  "Look," a friend of Dr. Robert Moynihan pointed out to him. "There are peace signs, and the oriental yin-yang signs, but no angels, no depictions of the Magi, no images of Mary, nothing but universal symbols.”  "We have not seen a single religious symbol, not a single Christian symbol, on the tree." Close up of the 2017 Vatican Christmas tree showing a yin-yang symbol. Dr. Robert MoynihanContinued Moynihan: “And I too saw that there seemed not to...
  • FESTIVUS – December 23

    12/23/2016 12:57:18 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 49 replies
    Festivus was created by Reader’s Digest editor and author Daniel O’Keefe in response to family tension. One of its central practices is the “airing of grievances.” It was first celebrated in February of 1966 but later was recognized as it is now, on December 23 in honor of O’Keefe’s first date with his future wife. The Seinfeld episode was written by O’Keefe’s son. The Festivus pole is an unadorned aluminum pole displayed in the home. In the O’Keefe household, there was no Festivus pole, but instead, a clock was placed in a bag and nailed to the wall. •Festivus dinner...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    12/23/2016 4:54:49 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 48 replies
    Let the Festivus Silly begin...
  • A 'Festivus for the Rest of Us': Tips all-inclusive, multicultural holiday party at the office

    12/15/2016 7:49:04 AM PST · by b4its2late · 39 replies
    Texas Woman’s University ^ | 11/21/16 | Anna Ryan
    When planning December office parties that coincide with the Christmas season, it is a challenge for event organizers to make celebrations "all-inclusive." Many employers may wish to offer a traditional Christmas or holiday party if they know this approach makes sense for their employees and their organization, notes Mark Kessler, Ph.D., professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University. However, not all faith traditions have holidays in December, and not everyone identifies with a particular faith tradition. With this in mind, professor Kessler offers two approaches for those who want to make all employees feel included during...
  • Obamas say Happy Kwanzaa; most candidates say nothing

    12/26/2015 8:14:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 26, 2015 | Daniel Chaitin
    President Obama extended his "warmest wishes" to families across the U.S. celebrating Kwanzaa, a holiday which honors African-American culture. "Today begins a week-long celebration of African-American heritage and culture through family and community festivities," a statement released the White House on Saturday said. "Kwanzaa's seven principles -- unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith -- are also shared values that bind us as Americans," he continued. "And in the spirit of the season, we reflect on the blessings of the past year and commit to building a brighter future for all our children. "As families,...
  • Well, it's officially December 23rd....

    12/22/2015 9:10:28 PM PST · by mkleesma · 15 replies
    None ^ | Today | Me
    HAPPY FESTIVUS, EVERYONE! 😀
  • We’ve All Waged a “War on Christmas”

    12/21/2015 6:58:48 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 20 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/20/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    There are few things that reveal the hedonistic, sexually depraved sin so prevalent in our culture more than a recent display on the second floor of the Georgia Capitol. It's even more shameful that this display was done specifically to target Christmas. As my Christmas column (available in a few days) this year notes, those who hate the real meaning and message of Christmas will go to great lengths to keep us from the Truth. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Humanity Fund, a pro-homosexual organization, was granted a petition to mount a 'Gay Pride Festivus Pole' in the Georgia...
  • FESTIVUS FRIDAY

    12/11/2015 6:22:38 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 74 replies
    today | ME
    In light of the approaching and also current Jewish holiday season..for those you that need an Airing of Grievances today..please post away..
  • Satanic Temple Approved For Capitol Holiday Display (FL)

    12/04/2014 10:35:10 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    miami.cbslocal.com ^ | December 4, 2014
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Florida’s Capitol will have a new holiday decoration this year. The Satanic Temple will be among its nativity scenes and secular presentations. It’s for Festivus, a non-commercial festival “for the rest of us,” is close to coming back as a 6-foot stack of empty beer cans. The Florida Department of Management Services this week approved the proposed holiday display from the Satanic Temple, which a year ago was rejected because the agency said its proposal was “grossly offensive.” The temple’s entry was one of five displays that got approval to be put up in the first-floor rotunda...