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Thursday, December 08, 2005

I always hate having to stick up for President Jr, especially when he's under attack by his more theologically extreme base, but in this case, it wouldn't matter who was President, wingnuts this shrill need to just really shut the fuck up

So for once, Mr President, you sit back & let me handle this, after all, who better to bring calm to a public furor than someone with the id of KingCranky

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These wingnuts are all upset that the White House Christmas Cards say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"

Now this kind of spat may seem unseemly-to the poor, sick homeless, incarcerated and elderly-tacky & even a complete repudiation of Christian principles at the exact time of year they're to be lauded most, but by God, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights President William Donohue knows what's MORE important from a Christian perspective, Words on a mass-mailed greeting card

And it appears that this issue is somehow part of the ever popular-yet completely untrue-"Assault On Christianity" that's got Donohue & Crew so riled up

"This clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration has suffered a loss of will and that they have capitulated to the worst elements in our culture."

"Bush "claims to be a born-again, evangelical Christian. But he sure doesn't act like one," said Joseph Farah, editor of the conservative Web site "I threw out my White House card as soon as I got it."

Actually, this is just another example of former Golden-Boy Karl Rove's political stuttersteps, the inability to coordinate a campaign between the Administration & the Far-right evangelicals, especially frustrating for the Modern Day Pharisees to get so undercut by W's Administration's use of the phrase "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"

Religious conservatives are miffed because they have been pressuring stores to advertise Christmas sales rather than "holiday specials" and urging schools to let students out for Christmas vacation rather than for "winter break." They celebrated when House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) insisted that the sparkling spectacle on the Capitol lawn should be called the Capitol Christmas Tree, not a holiday spruce.

Then along comes a generic season's greeting from the White House, paid for by the Republican National Committee. The cover art is also secular, if not humanist: It shows the presidential pets -- two dogs and a cat -- frolicking on a snowy White House lawn.


Seriously, how in God's name can sick, warped, twisted vermin like Donohue or Farah rail about such a stupid issue when there's so much real suffering in the world, suffering that could be greatly ameliorated if these friggin' religious ninnyhammers would apply one-tenth the energy on helping real people they show when getting irate over a greeting card comment

Does the word "General" fit better in the next passage, or would "Pathetic Jerkoff Always Unhappy Unless All Others Are Miserable" be a better, more accurate description?

But the White House's explanation does not satisfy the groups -- which have grown in number in recent years -- that believe there is, in the words of the Heritage Foundation, a "war on Christmas" involving an "ever-stronger push toward a neutered 'holiday' season so that non-Christians won't be even the slightest bit offended."

One of the generals on the pro-Christmas side is Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association in Tupelo, Miss. "Sometimes it's hard to tell whether this is sinister -- it's the purging of Christ from Christmas -- or whether it's just political correctness run amok," he said. "I think in the case of the White House, it's just political correctness."

Wildmon's supposed "Faith" is a bad joke with no redeeming punchline, a very easy form of theology where one doesn't back up their "Christian" beliefs by showing "Christian" practices

Blathering empty rhetoric of the most mealy-mouthed variety is certainly easier on the pocketbook than actually trying to help out those Christ commanded of all those who chose to follow him, as Wildmon certainly spouts off about here

Wildmon does not give retailers the same benefit of the doubt. This year, he has called for a consumer boycott of Target stores because the chain issued a holiday advertising circular that did not mention Christmas. Last year, he aimed a similar boycott at Macy's Inc., which averted a repeat this December by proclaiming "Merry Christmas" in its advertising and in-store displays.

"It bothers me that the White House card leaves off any reference to Jesus, while we've got Ramadan celebrations in the White House," Wildmon said. "What's going on there?"

Hey, "General", why are you worried about other religions, thinking of converting?

And here's Donohue's weak faith in action, it's not enough for him to believe in something, no, he insists that everyone acknowledge his religious lifestyle choice as valid as their own

At the Catholic League, Donohue had just announced a boycott of the Lands' End catalogue when he received his White House holiday card. True, he said, the Bushes included a verse from Psalm 28, but Psalms are in the Old Testament and do not mention Jesus' birth.

"They'd better address this, because they're no better than the retailers who have lost the will to say 'Merry Christmas,' " he said.


"Ninety-six percent of Americans celebrate Christmas," Donohue said. "Spare me the diversity lecture."

Sure Billiboi, I'll spare you the lecture, just as soon as you spare me your idiocy about why everyone has to kiss your fat ass when it comes to validating religious faith

Why anyone takes these unChristian whackos legitimately I don't understand, as Jesus would be the first to repudiate EVERYTHING these idiots, the Modern Day Pharisees, do in his name


  • Even though I totally agree with you, kingkranky, you know that you will be a target big time. This so called argument is one of the most foolish that I have ever seen. I responded to a similiar blog on aol. I got so many emails telling me that I was going to hell. I had to actually block them from my email. So good luck in your responses. These fools will hunt you down.

    By Anonymous Amy, at 5:26 PM  

  • I think I am more pissed that I didn't get a White House holiday card.

    By Blogger Thomas, at 9:40 PM  

  • It isn't just the WH holiday card. Check out their holiday video LOL

    I actually loved the video, but I'm a sucker for animals and Christmas music.

    By Anonymous Susan, at 12:35 AM  

  • Erm. Amen O'Kranky one! I agree with you more than I can say. Who decides what is really politically correct anyways? Grr.

    By Anonymous Steph, at 7:30 PM  

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