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Republicans on Parade - 12/24/2018

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Conspiracy Theories, Faux Noise, GOP lies, Republicans on Parade, video )

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TomCat S (125)
Monday December 24, 2018, 12:24 pm
Here is the one hundred forty-fifth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Republican Supply-side pseudo-Jew, Dennis Prager. He is so honored for claiming that the War on Christmas has taught heathen youth to let strangers drown instead of saving them.

David C (75)
Monday December 24, 2018, 12:33 pm
Happy Holidays.....whatever you choose, thank you.....I repeat that this could be a daily feature...thanks

Freya H (345)
Monday December 24, 2018, 12:43 pm
I'll say "Happy Holidays" all that I damned well please! I might say "Merry Christmas" to one or two people who insist on it, but only to be diplomatic. In the large I say "Happy Holidays" because that includes everything and everybody.

Glennis W (393)
Monday December 24, 2018, 1:58 pm
Happy Holidays & Mery Christmas Everone Thank you for caring and sharing TC

pam w (139)
Monday December 24, 2018, 2:08 pm
That's exceptionally well-said, Tom! You certainly DO know more than a few atheists who don't need religion to have moral lives, be charitable to others and to do so for the sake of kindness, not religion. I say "Happy Holidays" simply because I'm lucky enough to live in a widely diverse area and there are certainly more than ONE reason to wish people happiness at this time of year!

So...if you celebrate at ALL this month (or next) I'm hoping you have a GRAND TIME!

Pat B (356)
Monday December 24, 2018, 2:12 pm
Merry, Happy, & Blessed Christmas to you, TC, to one and all !! xo

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday December 24, 2018, 2:16 pm
The argument that Christans are better people then non-Christians as a group because they lean on God's morals is so flawed I have never seen why anyone would take it seriously. C. S Lewis, for one, disposes of it with an analogy to teeth (which I'll recast): I , personally, inherited strong teeth. I am 73 and still awaiting my first cavity. If you (or someone) were born with teeth which developed cavities even before you had your permanent ones, and never stopped, no toothpaste is going to give you teeth like mine. If you were born with a depressive disposition, no religion is going to make you into a person to whom people are attracted like a magnet. If you were born and brought up in the Mafia, no religion is going to make you a paragon of honesty.

But the other thing is, Jesus not only never said that Christians would be better people than non-Christians. If anything, he predicted the opposite. "They that are well need not a physician." In his lifetime many objected to him because he attracted "such awful people." Two thousand years later, why would that change?

Certainly, if you are a Christian, it should not be unrealistic to expect you to be kinder, more selfless, more ethical than YOU would be IF you were not a Christian. But that is a criterion it is difficult to measure from the outside, and I am not inside anyone's head but my own. I'm sure this is why he also said "Judge not, that you be not judged."

Of course, "judge not" does not mean that we should not evaluate the behavior of people we are electing, or considering electing, to govern us. That's based on behavior and perfectly reasonable. It also does not mean that we have to tolerate people talking or acting like Nazis. Nor do we need to accept people spouting nonsense like Prager (I'd be the first to turn off the TV. Or not turn it on.)


divergent r (309)
Monday December 24, 2018, 2:19 pm
So spot on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
happy monday

Animae C (508)
Monday December 24, 2018, 3:17 pm

Winn A (179)
Monday December 24, 2018, 4:02 pm
Enjoy this Holiday Season - Good Health and Happiness now and in 2019

Colleen L (3)
Monday December 24, 2018, 5:18 pm
Agree with Joanne's comment. I personally say "Merry Christmas" to the ones I who do celebrate it. I know people who are of different faith, and have no problems saying "Happy Holidays" to them.
At least, I speak it from the heart, not like tRump who just barks the words out of his mouth, with no feelings what-so-ever.
Thanks TomCat

Nita L (127)
Monday December 24, 2018, 6:14 pm
Well said Joanne. If I know the people I meet and they celebrate Christmas, I say Merry Christmas. If I don't know them, I say Happy Holidays.

Mitchell D (82)
Monday December 24, 2018, 6:39 pm
So, I’m an atheist of atheist parents, chose it as it is the only perspective that makes rational sense, as in “One can not understand biology, except through the perspective of evolution.” Culturally, I am Jewish, and I have been saying “Merry Christmas” to anyone I believe is Christian, like a bunch of folks at a Christmas Eve gathering I just came from, and so on.
Christmas is not a national holiday, and if Christians were to attend to the message of things like “Silent Night,” which they are all too quick to sing, we would have much more peace on Earth! The song is originally Austrian, from 1836, I believe, and was written about PEACE! But, NO! How many wars have been joyously joined by God fearing Christians since then? “For God and country?” Not that Jews are little innocents, just ask the Palestinians.
Prager is full of crap, simply put! What war on Christmas? Like G.W. Bush's claimed "War on Jesus?" No such thing ever existed. People who are not Christians do not hate Jesus, we hate having him shoved down our throats, by the hypocritical "Holier than thou" crowd!

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Tuesday December 25, 2018, 12:36 am
It makes great sense to call a Jew in to save those great Christian traditions, right? And then have him lament as any old angry white male, think up some terrible parables and then start attacking atheists.

As an atheist with a Jewish background, I apologize for people like Prager…Nah. Faux News should apologize for bringing this man onto the screen.

Elle B (81)
Tuesday December 25, 2018, 9:13 am
Oh, Good Grief, here we go again… more ginger please! (for the nausea)
Push-back promos against Merry Christmas suppression during holiday seasons? Then what? Santa Claus goodwill greeting screens? 'Special Notice' ...We are now delivering to “Merry Christmas" carolers ONLY…
"On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen
On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen!
Don't stop at their porch, nor top of their wall
Now, dash away, dash away, dash away from
…Happy Holidays Chimneys…don't stop at all!"

With Bah Humbugs proclaimed from Jesus and the Apostles?

No fish, bread and wine for the unfaithful Happy Holidays crowds!
Quick, hide the baskets...we don't want anyone getting big ideas about sharing or meal invites! Give 'em some coal it Miracle Minerals by the Job Creators...ask for small donations...that'll cover costs and keep 'em busy...oh, set up a foundation, and... get the copyrights for future events.

If he is hearing the mess...Jesus is probably saying something more like. . .What on Earth? They're still at it? Using me to blame for more bizarre and depraved notions after all this time? Whoa. . .those are some slow learn curves!

(Heavenly Hosts. . .Please do send many fish and bread miracles across the land...with XL doses of Omega-3s...for major assists are needed in brain cell mitochondria, clogged arteries, short-circuiting neural pathways and confused hearts of multitudes!)

TomCat S (125)
Tuesday December 25, 2018, 10:17 am
Thanks all. When we disagree, let us agree to do so without bitterness.

Stars bd Ho Ho Ho Hugs to all. 🎅

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday December 25, 2018, 10:28 am
So, Merry Christmas! And if you don't celebrate the birth of Jesus, then Happy Holidays. Either way, too many people are only out for the presents, Santa Claus, and the decorations that come with the day. However you celebrate, or don't, I wish you all peace on earth. Thanks for the post, TomCat.

Debra G (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2018, 2:23 pm
Im so sorry you had to listen to this blowhard. The only thing more annoying than these faux pundits is “Little Drummer Boy” playing ad nauseum. People, have a beautiful, peaceful and meaningful holiday.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2018, 7:47 pm

TomCat S (125)
Wednesday December 26, 2018, 12:27 pm

Janis K (129)
Wednesday December 26, 2018, 2:37 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Julie W (33)
Wednesday December 26, 2018, 4:49 pm
Here in Australia we have the same diversity as the US, but the "Merry Christmas" discussion doesn't seem to come up. We have always had Jews, Buddhists etc living in a (supposedly) Christian society, but I never heard any objections. More recently we have had an increase in Muslim migrants, but I doubt that they really object.
And why should they? If I went to live in Indonesia, our closest neighbour, it wouldn't upset me if someone said "Happy Ramadam". Seems like a lot of people are too easily offended.

Danuta W (1251)
Friday December 28, 2018, 3:49 am
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