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Christmas Card Irreverence

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This is the image from the Obama Family Christmas Card.

Granted. It’s kind of lame. I am sure Bo is a fine dog, and having him painted in a Christmas style room with a fire is quite warm and conducive to the feelings I am sure Obama wanted to inspire in his friends, family, and you known, bloggers and everyone who takes time to comment on the meaningless outflow of presidential paraphernalia.

Some people didn’t approve. For example, Sarah Palin. Apparently, Palin has polled Americans on their Christmas card preferencesPalin said a majority of Americans prefer “American foundational values illustrated and displayed on Christmas cards and on a Christmas tree.” With regard to the card, she added, “It’s just a different way of thinking coming out of the White House.”

I understand, Ms. Palin. So, from me to you, here is a Christmas card I hope you will like.


Written by Christopher ZF

December 22, 2011 at 16:50

Happy Christmas to the least successful war in history

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Here’s a couple things about TRC: I love Christmas, and I love the separation of Church and State. It’s true. They are both lovely things.  Unfortunately, the former causes all kinds of trouble for the latter. And it leads to situations in the US where “news” personalities start up controversies to rile people up. This is only the explanation I have for the phrase “the war on Christmas” being a real phrase.

Said the Fox News Bill:  “[I]t’s all part of the secular progressive agenda … to get Christianity and spirituality and Judaism out of the public square.” He then added: “[B]ecause if you look at what happened in Western Europe and Canada, if you can get religion out, then you can pass secular progressive programs, like legalization of narcotics, euthanasia, abortion at will, gay marriage, because the objection to those things is religious-based, usually.” 

Yes. This is what Bill O’Reilly thinks is happening in this country. Secular progressives (like me) are waging war to rid the public square of Christianity, Spirituality, and Judaism (?). Why? So I can finally use tons of narcotics, euthanize populations I do not like, abort so many fetuses you don’t even know what, and gay marry whomever I want whenever I want. You pegged me Bill.

The cultural warriors who are defending Christmas from the secular war are almost adorable. And they should relax. Because there is no war on Christmas. Or if there is, it is the least successful war ever waged in history. Look around, America, Christmas is everywhere. And I for one, don’t mind. Christmas is certainly not losing any ground in the non-existent war. So cheer up. Drink a rum and nog, and have a happy Christmas.

I share my Christmas well-wishes with a greeting card from NASA, featuring a Hubble Telescope image. SCIENCE CHRISTMAS TO ALL and to ALL A GOOD NIGHT!

Written by Christopher ZF

December 22, 2011 at 13:03

welcome to Rick Perry’s America

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Before I start, I know this doesn’t really matter. But oh man, sometimes you just gotta rage.

Rick Perry is now playing to the lowest common denominator of American Politics: be afraid for your religion, it is under attack.

According to Perry’s new ad, Barack Obama, American citizen, Christian, all around seemingly good guy, and President of the United States, is waging a war on religion. That’s right. It’s not just a war on Christmas anymore. It’s a war on Religion. Such a statement is so preposterous, so fucking slanderous and careless and debasing that it makes TRC’s eyes red with seething anger. And that is not easy to do.

Says Perry: “You don’t have to be in the pews every Sunday to know that there is something wrong with our country, when gays can only  openly serve in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.” AAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Rick Perry, please, answer me: Which kids can’t celebrate Christmas? Honestly, where are they? Show me kids that cannot celebrate Christmas. Once, I used to believe in prayer, and guess what I did? I prayed in school all the time, pretty much anytime I wanted. You know who cared about that? NO ONE. We even had a Bible study that had a facutly adviser and everything, can you believe the injustice? So, honestly, what are you talking about? You are either lying, or drumming up fear in the Christian community to somehow make them believe that Christianity is being threatened by that scary black president who just can’t be trusted. Liberals are not attacking your religious heritage.  Many, many, many, many, many liberals (including President Obama) actually share your religious heritage. It is a broad and wonderful heritage that includes liberals. Do you know that? Seriously? Do you? Seriously, do you?

If you are more even-tempered than I am regarding people abusing religion, here’s Perry, ruining everything:

Written by Christopher ZF

December 7, 2011 at 14:14