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  • Pa. school district asks bus drivers to 'remove' Christmas decor for 'inclusivity,' sparking outrage

    12/19/2023 8:16:12 PM PST · by lightman · 45 replies
    WHP ^ | 19 December A.D. 2023 | Jason Walker
    PHILADELPHIA (CITC) — A Pennsylvania school district is walking back a message to bus drivers instructing them to remove all Christmas decorations from their buses. A memo initially sent to drivers at Wallingford-Swarthmore School District demanded they remove any decorations associated with the holiday, citing a need for "inclusivity" and a district policy concerning religious holidays. “If you have decorated your bus with anything specific to the Christmas Holiday or any other decorations relating to a specific religion, please remove them immediately,” a copy of the memo obtained by Crisis in the Classroom (CITC) reads. “In addition, employees are instructed...
  • FBI Issues Public Safety Warning for the Holidays

    12/13/2023 5:01:33 PM PST · by lightman · 35 replies
    epoch times ^ | 13 December A.D. 2023 | Jack Phillips
    The FBI and two other federal agencies issued a public safety warning on Dec. 12, highlighting potential threats to the U.S. during the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holidays. The bureau, along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Counterterrorism Center, cited the ongoing Israel–Hamas war as a potential trigger for attacks. However, the agencies didn't point to any specific plot. “FBI and DHS assess that ongoing tensions related to the conflict between Israel and Hamas likely heighten the threat of lone actor violence targeting large public gatherings throughout the winter, including holiday-related, faith-based, New Year’s Eve, and...
  • Wisconsin City Bans Employees from Hanging ‘Religious Decorations’ to Be ‘Inclusive’ [Wauwatosa]

    11/13/2023 2:00:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2023 | Olivia Rondeau
    A memo from a Wisconsin deputy city administrator discouraged employees from putting up “religious decorations” in “red and green colors” for the holidays in public buildings in order to be “inclusive.” The email from Wauwatosa Deputy City Administrator Melissa Cantarero Weiss, obtained by local outlet Wisconsin Right Now, began by requesting that city employees create a “welcoming and inclusive environment for all residents and visitors to our buildings, as well as all our co-workers.” The message went on to ask that workers refrain from using “religious decorations” or “those solely associated with Christmas (such as red and green colors)” in...
  • Snowflakes! Woke Wisconsin council sparks outrage after instructing staff to avoid red and green decorations in public buildings and replacing religious ornaments with 'snow people'

    11/11/2023 5:45:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/23 | James Gordon
    A city council in Wisconsin has issued guidelines to its employees suggesting they do not use red and green decorations in public spaces to mark the Christmas holidays for fear of causing offense. The bizarre suggestion was put forward by Deputy City Administrator Melissa Cantarero Weiss in an email under the instruction of City Administrator James Archambo. In the email Weiss encouraged city workers to adopt 'inclusive decorating practices' in how Wauwatosa's municipal buildings are decorated over the holiday season including using more 'winter themed' decorations such as snowflakes or 'snow people'. The message specifically urges employees to choose more...
  • MSNBC Guest: "MY FAVORITE THING to do, just HATING ON CHRISTMAS."

    12/25/2021 1:51:04 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    my Twitter feed ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "I'm always having the woke Christmas. So, you know, I'm always hating on Christmas, and telling everybody that Kwaanza is a better holiday than Christmas. So that's my favorite thing to do, just hating on Christmas." Michael Harriot, on Tiffany Cross's MSNBC show. View the video at link.
  • Psaki: Christmas at the White House 'doesn't look exactly like it has always looked'

    12/14/2021 12:42:12 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/2021 | ALEX GANGITANO
    Biden press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged on Tuesday that the holiday season at the White House isn't quite the same as previous years in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It doesn’t look exactly like it has always looked here, but we are going to continue to celebrate, to embrace the holiday season, and look for ways we can do that,” Psaki said when asked if traditional holiday parties are taking place this year. She pointed to a “variety of ways” the White House is celebrating, including the Christmas tree lighting and when first lady Jill Biden received the tree and...
  • Scots ‘strongly urged’ to defer Christmas parties after Omicron outbreaks

    12/09/2021 4:08:59 PM PST · by BusterDog · 23 replies
    Guardian ^ | 12/9/21
    Scotland’s national public health body is “strongly urging” people to cancel Christmas parties after a number of Omicron outbreaks linked to festive get-togethers. Dr Nick Phin, the director of public health science and medical director at Public Health Scotland (PHS), said: “There is much that we still need to learn about Omicron, but early evidence suggests that this new Covid variant is much more transmissible. The impact of this transmissibility has been seen in recent weeks, with a number of Omicron outbreaks linked to parties. “We still need to learn more about the severity of disease caused by Omicron and...
  • The War On Christmas Leaves Charred Casualties

    12/09/2021 5:17:39 AM PST · by hamburger hill · 5 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | December 09, 2021 | Sarah Cowgill
    The War on Christmas is taking no prisoners in 2021. What was once a handful of angry extremists on the fringes wailing about the lack of celebrations for those who don’t follow Christianity has now morphed into a group of woke warriors wreaking havoc during the holiday, hoping to frighten those who commemorate the Son of God or even simply love shiny objects. As if we don’t have enough anxiety already with Omicron, a nationwide Santa shortage, looting, and defunding police, we can now add burning Christmas trees.
  • One arrest after Christmas tree set on fire outside News Corp. building

    12/08/2021 3:26:10 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 8, 2021 | By Larry Celona and Kenneth Garger
    A man was arrested after setting fire to a Christmas tree outside Midtown’s News Corporation building early Wednesday morning, police and sources said. The holiday display was set ablaze shortly after midnight and the flames quickly spread up the tree......
  • Disney Cancels Christmas

    07/13/2021 12:22:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2021 | Todd Starnes
    Disney World has canceled Christmas. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, an extremely popular yuletide tradition, is going to be rebranded. Instead, the Magic Kingdom will host a night time show. The new "don't call it Christmas" event is called 'Disney Very Merriest After Hours' - a generic, holiday-themed celebration. Whoever came up with that idea deserves a lump of coal in their Christmas stocking. Disney did not provide an explanation for the change - but in recent days the woke imagineers at the Magic Kingdom have made national headlines by culturally cleansing many popular rides. Among the "offensive rides" that...
  • Say “Merry Christmas,” Not “Happy Holidays”

    Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful Americans, Christians, and patriots! Not only have we almost made it through 2020, but also it’s the most wonderful day of the year. The (symbolic) day that Christ was born and God came to Earth in human form. It’s the most important and wonderful day of the year. So, don’t be afraid to say “Merry Christmas.” Just say it. Be a brave Christian and let everyone know that you believe in the Lord and are joyously celebrating his symbolic birthday. And don’t be afraid to do so; that’s what we’re celebrating. It’s Christmas,...
  • TN Gov. Bill Lee Bans Public Gatherings Exceeding 10, Asks Residents to Limit Holiday Events to Household

    12/21/2020 9:49:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) is the latest state leader to urge residents to drastically limit their holiday gatherings by spending them only with members of the same household, signing an executive order limiting indoor public events to ten. In a Sunday evening address, the Republican governor identified Tennesee as “ground zero for a surge in sickness,” describing the ongoing pandemic as a “war.” Approximately 10,000 Tennesseans are getting sick daily, the governor said, largely attributing the spike to holiday gatherings — namely, the Thanksgiving gatherings
  • A Christmas Message for Dr. Fauci

    12/20/2020 4:24:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    This can't be a mistake. No one can be this dumb. No one can be this clueless. Not even Democrats. Not even moronic Democratic governors. Not even nanny-state government bureaucrats like Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci just asked Americans to cancel Christmas. He said, "...it's just one of those things you're going to have to accept." He reported he would not even allow his own three daughters to come home for Christmas this year. He wants all Americans to "painfully" isolate. He says he and his wife will be spending the holiday alone. I have a message for Dr Fauci: "First,...
  • The Yahoos Who Stole Christmas

    12/19/2020 8:09:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2020 | Michael Reagan
    Christmas in California has effectively been cancelled by Emperor Gavin Newsom. And now it looks like here in L.A. we're going to be locked in our basements by the local yahoos in charge until February. But the continuing destruction of normal social and economic life in California in the name of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is old news. Instead, let's talk about the yahoos in Washington who are continuing to screw up the whole country. The federal yahoos, it's no surprise, are the slippery politicians in Congress. Mostly Democrats but also some Republicans, for a decade they haven't had the...
  • Minnesota resident's Christmas light display shamed for 'harmful impact' to community in anonymous letter

    12/09/2020 8:25:43 AM PST · by euram · 43 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | Dec 8 2020 | Lucas Manfredi
    "I couldn't help but notice your Christmas light display. During these unprecedented times, we have all experienced challenges which casual words just don't describe what we're feeling. The idea of twinkling, colorful lights are a reminder of divisions that continue to run through our society, a reminder of systemic biases against our neighbors who don't celebrate Christmas or who can't afford to put up lights of their own," the letter, shared by Crime Watch Minneapolis, reads. "We must do the work of educating ourselves about the harmful impact an outward facing display like yours can have."
  • Warning! LGBTQ Christmas Movie on Hallmark

    11/18/2020 7:12:53 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 64 replies
    Families need to be aware that Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” movie specials will be very different this year since the network will be including LGBTQ content and characters in its original movies for the first time ever. For example, The Christmas House, set to air Sunday, November 22, at 8:00 p.m. CST will include a gay couple. The cast features Johnathan Bennett and Brad Harder as gay dads-to-be through adoption. Hallmark Channel, owned by Crown Media Family Networks, announced its plans to start introducing gay and transgender storylines into its movies after receiving online complaints about the lack of...
  • CNN's Jake Tapper: 'Christmas is probably not gonna be possible' this year

    11/15/2020 8:45:02 PM PST · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/20 | Yael Halon
    CNN "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper suggested during a Sunday interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci that...[cut] based on Dr, Fauci's recommendations, which are expected to extend into the "the second or third" quarter of 2021, "Christmas is probably not gonna be possible."
  • 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...
  • Jesus was not only "first Palestinian" -- he was "first Islamic martyr"

    12/30/2019 12:25:47 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 26 replies
    Palestinian Media Watch ^ | December 29, 2019 | Itamar Marcus
    Jesus was not only "first Palestinian" - he was "first Islamic Martyr" Itamar Marcus | Dec 29, 2019 Fatah leader: Jesus was "first Palestinian," and "first Islamic Martyr" PA Prime Minister: “Christmas is a national holiday for the Palestinian people” Abbas: "For all of us Palestinians, this holiday [Christmas] is ours" Fatah: "Christmas is a Palestinian holiday" There were repeated new claims this week, by senior Palestinian leaders and the official press, that Jesus was a "Palestinian" and the "first Palestinian." A senior Palestinian leader this week also referred to Jesus as the “first Shahid,” or Islamic Martyr, which many...
  • War on Christmas in the Workplace - What’s Next?

    12/22/2019 9:08:12 AM PST · by tbw2 · 24 replies
    What are your rights regarding Christmas and religious expression in the workplace? Answers from an ACLJ attorney.