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  • Five ways Google is trying to kill Christmas

    12/29/2020 9:50:57 AM PST · by TedMartin · 14 replies
    Press California ^ | 12/29-20 | Richard Stenger
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The search engine currently features a Doodle adorned with Christmasy lights in homage to December holidays, but goes to considerable lengths to minimize the month’s signature celebration. Click on the image at Google.com and up pops “December global holidays” content that downplays and diverts readers from the true meaning of Christmas, the world’s most popular holiday. 'What country does not celebrate Christmas?'First, it shares a default page from worldstrides.com that dryly mentions Christmas and gives equal weight to a list of contrived and obscure celebrations such as Kwanzaa and Boxing Day (sorry, Mum and Canada). It...
  • Diversions for a Troubled Christmas Season.

    12/24/2020 10:07:04 AM PST · by The Houston Courant · 1 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | 12/23/2020 | B. Vasoli
    Even at this year’s Christmastime, we may count some blessings. Vaccines to decimate the coronavirus are being manufactured and shipped. More Americans have seen their faith strengthened than weakened in 2020. Divorce and promiscuity are down. Frugality is up. Charitable giving has stayed fairly robust for an economically troubled time. Most readers of this webzine can rest assured they are spending Christmas in a calmer place than our brethren in southeast England, who now face a new, quick-spreading COVID strain and severe lockdown. Yet, as London’s plight underscores, all is far from well; and it behooves Christians to harbor not...
  • Our Christmas Tree Is A Scraggly Fire Hazard, And We Love It

    12/23/2020 9:17:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 23, 2020 | Rich Cromwell
    While this year’s Cromwell Family Tree may be dry, scraggly, under-lighted, and not that impressive in its current form, it is going to be something to behold when it goes up in flames2020 hasn’t offered much to celebrate, to put it mildly. Sure, we’ve all found our escapes, things that offer respite from Zoom meetings, for those of us fortunate enough to be able to transition to life through Zoom. People slowed down, spent more time together, cooked more. But sources of joy have been a bit farther between this year. This is particularly true as we head into a...
  • Hope, Family, Warm Traditions, And Our Redeemer: The Meaning Of Christmas In Our Hardest Years

    12/23/2020 8:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 23, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Christmas is the most wondrous day of our calendar in any year of our lives. The bright lights, smells, and smiles discernible even to an infant quickly grow into a sense of hope, awe, and mystery as young boys and girls crane their necks on the car ride back from papa’s house to look out the window for a sign of that bright red nose in the sky. As time moves on, our hopes turn to the company of friends and family, and our awe to the sacred mysteries of God made man for our sake. Our experience of Christmas...
  • How My Jewish Dad Taught Me To Decorate A Christmas Tree

    12/21/2020 9:06:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2020 | David Marcus
    Nobody has ever loved Christmas as much as my Jewish dad did.I have known few people in my life who loved Christmas as much as my Jewish father did. I would never suggest that he married my Catholic mother just to get Christmas — she was very beautiful and they loved each other very much — but look, it was certainly a bonus. Once this Bar Mitzvah boy got his hooks into the yule log, he went wild. Nowhere was this more pronounced than in our small family’s Christmas tree. His thing was to buy the tree the morning of...
  • Ignore The Nanny Staters And Celebrate Thanksgiving

    11/25/2020 11:50:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 25, 2020 | Libby Emmens
    Anthony Fauci says it’s because people are not following his guidance that they ought to be punished by being alone and away from family on the holidays. Go punish yourself, but not us.I reached out via the family group chat on Facebook messenger. I said I wanted to come home to New England for Thanksgiving, I missed my extended family, and asked if anyone would see us. I wrote: “Hey fam, We’d would really like to come to New England for Thanksgiving and see all of your beautiful faces. Would I be welcomed or are we too scared of covid?...
  • On Thanksgiving, Democrats Demand The Ultimate Family Separation Policy

    11/24/2020 9:34:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 24, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    Life is too short to live it in fear of dying.More than eight months after “15 days to flatten the curve,” our so-called medical experts, politicos, and pundits are bidding us to avoid our family at all costs over the holidays, lest we die. This Thanksgiving week, family separation is the name of the game, with governors and local authorities implementing onerous restrictions to discourage people from leaving their homes.“If you are planning to spend Thanksgiving with people outside your household, we urge you to reconsider,” wrote a group of governors in the pages of the Washington Post. These authors...
  • Politicians Aren’t Canceling Their Celebrations And Gatherings, And Neither Am I

    11/20/2020 7:39:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 20, 2020 | Dana Loesch
    I will not be lectured by people who say that eating in a restaurant with health protocols is riskier than shutting down the largest economy in the world.My parents and in-laws haven’t seen their grandkids in nearly a year. Because we live states apart, the most time we spend together is during the holidays and a week in the summer. Due to the lockdown this year, the grandparents have only been able to see our kids during video calls. It could be worse; some dear friends of ours buried a parent during the lockdown with no guests or funeral, and...
  • Modern-Day Rebels Just Plan On Celebrating Holidays Like Normal (11/16/20)

    11/20/2020 5:12:20 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | November 16, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI—According to anonymous sources, one local Michigan family is choosing to rise up against tyranny and rebel against cultural norms by celebrating the holidays with friends and family, just like normal. In a leak to the press, Governor Whitmer's network of spies revealed that the Ritterson family is planning on having brothers, sisters, and grandparents over for a lovely Thanksgiving and Christmas, filling the home with warmth and joy. "Don't these murderous insurrectionists know that we're in the middle of a pandemic?" bellowed Governor Whitmer. "I will not have my authority questioned by this rebel scum!"
  • California Just Declared War On Thanksgiving With Kafka-Level Regulations

    10/20/2020 6:19:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 10/20/2020 | Elie Reynolds
    Gov. Gavin Newsom just gave Californians more regulations for an early Christmas present — and anyone hoping to celebrate the holidays with family better hope there’s a gift receipt. Just in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities, when most families gather with loved ones, California’s Democrat governor has issued a new set of regulations that bans gatherings of more than three households. Additionally, no indoor gatherings are permitted, so don’t plan on eating around the dining room table unless you lug it out into your backyard.
  • The CDC Wishes You A Lonely Holiday Season. Make This Your Most Joyous Yet

    10/09/2020 7:45:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 9, 2020 | Georgi Boorman
    The CDC wants Americans to have 'virtual' Thanksgivings, staycation holidays, and gatherings with only your household to avoid spreading COVID-19. But loneliness is a scourge, too. Make this the most joyous holiday season yet. In a nation fatigued by social distancing and dying to escape loneliness, the inimitable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued recommendations for how to have a “safe” holiday season. Spoiler: A CDC-compliant season will not be “the most wonderful time of the year.”Our national public health experts have steered us confidently through some murky waters. After all, how else would we know that public...
  • This Memorial Day, Reach Out To Isolated Veterans

    05/25/2020 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 25, 2020 | Beth Bailey
    As our country struggles forward against economic recession and pandemic, we will look to the heroes of our past and present to show us the way forward. During Memorial Day, calls to suicide hotlines reportedly “surge” from veterans who find themselves overcome with war-time memories, or riddled with survivors’ guilt as they think of their fallen brothers and sisters in arms. This year, there is increased likelihood that some veterans will experience acute struggles on Memorial Day due to isolation, and constraints on cemetery visitations and social gatherings resulting from the coronavirus response.On Memorial Day, Americans are called to reflect...
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci: Synagogues could reopen for High Holy Days

    05/08/2020 1:12:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/5/20
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told American rabbis on Thursday that synagogues in the US may be able to be open for the Jewish High Holy Days in the fall, but only if certain conditions are met in terms of testing, contact tracing and social distancing. Speaking during a conference call organized by the Orthodox Union and quoted by Haaretz, Fauci expressed optimism that religious activities could be renewed before the end of the year. He noted, however, that synagogues would not be able to operate in the same way as...
  • No, Pete Buttigieg, Jesus Wasn’t A Refugee, And He Doesn’t Endorse Your Immigration Policies

    12/30/2019 10:15:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 30, 2019 | Lew Jan Olowski
    The 'Jesus was a refugee' trope is tired and inaccurate. It's time for leftist politicians to stop exploiting Christmas by making false arguments about history.To profane a holy day, politicize it. Politicians’ profanity du jour is to exploit Christmas by making false arguments about immigration policy. Yet their rhetoric unintentionally supports the opposite points from what these politicians intend. Consider Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana. On Christmas day, he said, “[D]ivinity on earth … came into this world not in riches but in poverty, not as a citizen but as a refugee.” Today I join millions around the...
  • A Right, Proper, And Manly Guide To The Cocktails Of Christmas

    12/24/2019 11:14:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 24, 2019 | Christpher Bedford
    it is right, proper and manly to raise our glass in the traditions of the merry gentlemen who've raised theirs before us, God rest 'em.In the best of times, there is no evening as mysterious, comforting and holy as Christmas Eve, nor rise as joyful and wondrous as Christmas morn. It is the day we celebrate God’s only son made flesh and born of Mary. It is the first day of a Christian calendar that stretches from Bethlehem ’til the end of time.And it is right, proper and manly to raise our glass in the traditions of the merry gentlemen...
  • How Running Helps the Rockettes Execute Their Famous High Kicks

    12/04/2019 12:12:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 3, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    The holiday season brings with it festive treats, sparkling lights, and The Radio City Rockettes. And, for many of these high-kicking dancers, running throughout the year ensures they can perfectly execute their routines multiple times a day all season long. In preparation for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the women spend months rehearsing for six hours a day, six days a week. During the height of the Christmas season from the beginning of November through the beginning January, the 36 dancers are performing up to four 90-minute shows a day, as many as 17 per week. During this time, their...
  • BABY, IT’S PC OUTSIDE

    12/15/2018 2:40:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/18 | Jeff Crouere
    It is reassuring to know that millions of Americans and at least some of our country’s entertainers refuse to be intimidated by the PC police In this holiday season, the leftists who constantly promote politically correct (PC) causes have been working overtime. Instead of just enjoying this special time of the year with their families and friends, liberal activists have been on a search and destroy mission, targeting American cultural classics. Their first victim was the innocent television special that airs on ABC, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. This cartoon has been broadcast for 45 years with no controversy; however, in...
  • No, Christmas is Not Pagan. Just Stop.

    12/07/2018 7:10:02 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 53 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | December 5, 2018 | Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
    Well, it’s time for a good Christmas rant. This requires a rant, because every year, we see the same ignorant silliness. (Sorry, but it’s just true.) Supposedly, Christmas is secretly pagan, secretly syncretist, secretly a co-opting of pagan stuff and ignorantly claiming it to be Christian. But the truth about these things is so available that it’s literally staring out at you even from Wikipedia. Well, if you are one of the people who says this stuff, I’ve got a lot of problems with you people. Let the airing of grievances begin. (And it’s not even Festivus yet!)
  • Trump Throws Hail Mary Tweet on Eve of OPEC Meeting

    12/06/2018 8:20:24 AM PST · by con-surf-ative · 42 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | Julianne Geiger
    US President Donald Trump fired another shot across OPEC’s bow on Wednesday, a day before the oil cartel is set to meet in Vienna to discuss possible production cuts. “The World does not want to see, or need, higher oil prices!” the Tweet read, in part.
  • Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Ditching Columbus Day For Election Day Holiday

    11/19/2018 6:43:30 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 84 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 19, 2018 | Andy McDonald
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the incoming U.S. representative from New York City, has an idea that could make voting easier: Take Columbus Day off the federal holiday list and replace it with Election Day. In a tweet Saturday, the progressive Democrat wondered why Columbus Day is a federal holiday while Election Day, when we engage in perhaps our most important civic duty, is not. Columbus Day, after all, celebrates a man who never actually set foot in what is now the United States and who certainly did not “discover” America. Daily Mail editor David Martosko tried to make a joke about Ocasio-Cortez...