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I agree with Mark Levin: the Republicans should go home and let the Democrats do whatever they want and then in January, come back and fix it all. Until January, the Democrats have control of both houses – until then, how this omnibus bill turns out is really up to them. And they will carry the wrath of the voters along with that for the next 2 years.
I cannot imagine why Americans aren’t stampeding the Capitol and burning effigies right now – except that it’s Christmas – Christmastime again, all over again. This is just like last Christmas when ObamaCare was shoved in our faces and down our throats. This year we have the omnibus bill. And again, the American people don’t want it.
It’s discouraging and frustrating that we elect these people and they don’t listen to or care about what their constituents want. Even after the elections, they aren’t listening. This bill will help fund ObamaCare, which the Republicans have pledged they would defund. What is wrong with them? Did they learn nothing in November?
What would be the response by the Hollywood snobs and the Muslim apologists in the country or even just average working Americans, if Pope Benedict called for the murder and beheading of people the Church felt are in opposition its theology?
Imagine the United States Council of Catholic Bishops issuing a its own form of “fatwa” against people who they thought were Muslim terrorists or Islamic heads of state like Iran’s Ahmadinejad. When was the last time the College of Cardinals called for the stoning of homosexuals?
How about the Catholic Church demanding that every classroom provide a holy water font at each doorway, like the foot baths that have been required at federally funded universities and now even, airports? Institutions of higher learning from NYU to Indiana and financed by tax dollars, are now providing foot baths for Muslim students. The Kansas City airport (again, tax payer funded) has already installed these religious foot fonts in several airport restrooms.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College has a policy that “strictly prohibits religious displays.” For example, this past Christmas season a memo from Dianna Cusick, director of legal affairs and President Phil Davis, warned against any public display of holiday cheer: “As we head into the holiday season, all public offices and areas should refrain from displays that may represent to our students, employees or the public that the college is promoting any particular religion.”
Nevertheless, the college is planning to use taxpayer funds to install facilities for Muslim ritual foot-washing. School officials are going on a junket to visit a community college in Illinois to view similar facilities there.
Davis justified the disparate treatment by pointing out the differences between Muslims and those of other faiths. “The foot-washing facilities are not about religion, they are about public safety,” Davis said. “Christians and Jews aren’t going to kill anyone over this issue. Muslims are different. We’ve already received threats saying the college will be bombed if we refuse to build this facility. So, as anyone can see, we’re not promoting the Muslim religion. We’re saving the lives of our students and faculty.”AZ CONSERVATIVE
Yes, he’s right. Christians and Jews don’t threaten destruction when WalMart tells its employees to only say “Happy Holidays” to customers. They aren’t threatening to bomb town hall when the Nativity scene or the Menorah is banned from its lawns. Imagine the Rev. Billy Graham calling for the death of Larry David (a Jew, by the way) who peed on a picture of Jesus (ala fatwas of cartoonists who drew Muhammad) in one of his more controversial episodes of HBOs “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Of course, the argument from the left is that these baths are available to anyone of any faith (or none) that want to use them. This is the ACLUs stance.
They also claim that foot baths are a health and safety measure: one student fell in a public bathroom while attempting to wash her feet in the sink, something ALL of us do at least 5 times a day.
Great column here about how Obama’s image makers and news shapers have been falling down on the job in the last 2 weeks.
And as Vicki writes here, the images that the White House is putting out are less than flattering. Smug-down-his-nose pictures of Obama with Biden, an empty oval office… what’s the message being sent to the American people? This whole year has been about image from the WH. What’s happened to Axelrod?
The One’s on television 3 times a day but let someone try to blow up a plane over Detroit and he’s mousy mum for 4 days! Does he not think that the American people needed to hear some reassurance after this Christmas day terrorist attack? That we needed to know that the LEADER was on top of this?
Make no mistake about it: the bomb may not have gone off but the attack was successful, just the same. We are scared, we are off balance, we are confused and we were surprised. And the president has been golfing and snorkeling and dining in a $4000/night estate. We have over 10% unemployment and he’s vacationing like this?
Again, it’s about image and lack of attention to it. The real Obama seems to be emerging.
You can read it here.
Reagan stayed in the White House every Christmas in order that his Secret Service detail could spend Christmas with their families.
Watching Laura Ingraham tonight, sitting in for Bill O’Reilly – yippiee, more Laura, please! – and her interview with this Annie Laurie somebody, co-something of this FFRF.org, was entertaining and interesting. Annie kept pushing that this was the winter solstice and “the real reason for the season.” Over and over she said this. And then she said that her kind do not believe in following with blind faith after ancient unprovable celebrations.
Okay. So who celebrated the winter solstice and why? And is this not an ancient celebration? The Druids honored the season and they did so at Stonehenge, several thousand years ago. Lots of ancient civilizations honored and celebrated this day and this season. In fact, when the Christians entered Ireland, they took over this holiday and assimilated it into the Christian holiday in order to more easily win over the hearts and souls of the pagan inhabitants.
There are modern day pagans who consider paganism a religion. And who consider the winter solstice a holiday. They even do drum dances by firelight and exchange gifts. Freethinkers are celebrating the exact same thing.
Aren’t these freethinkers really hypocrites? Aren’t they practicing a kind of religion of their own? Well, I think they are.
The message that there is no God but there is a Santa is another tactic that makes no sense. They insist that they only believe in provable things. Then why is Santa on a billboard? They don’t believe in indoctrinating children (with Christianity) but they are targeting children in this particular billboard!
These people really are a confused bunch.
Add them to your prayers this week. They need them.
An article claiming Ben as the author about Christmas and Christians has been circulating in email and it is inaccurate. This is his real essay from his website and I think, much better than the poorly written, grammatically incorrect one that you might be receiving from that cousin of yours in Wisconsin.
By the way, I don’t know who Nick and Jessica are either.
Just something to think about today:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The constitution says “Congress shall make no law…” There is no reference to or restriction on the individual states.
If the state of Utah decides to allow a nativity scene on their state house grounds, and there are a bunch of atheists who are offended (and I wish someone would explain to me how this offends or injures any one) and they appeal and lose at the state supreme court level, then it’s a done deal. The U.S. Supreme Court should refuse to hear a case like this because constitutionally, the men and women in black robes have no right to be involved.
But every Christmas we have to go through the same furor and fuss about who and what kind of holiday representation the government will allow on OUR real estate. And not only that, it becomes news when over 70% of Americans prefer “Merry Christmas” over other holiday neutral greetings.
This, from Rasmussen Reports is even more telling: