Monday, November 26, 2007

The War on Christmas

Lou Dobbs has it right, my blogger friend also.

America is losing her culture bit by bit to political correctness. We no longer require immigrants to learn the language, we have to be understanding and caring of their culture, a culture that was so good they left it to come here. Americans are told they cannot have public displays of their religion, or pray in public schools (unless your religion is a politically correct religion such as Islam). I'm not offended if someone wishes me Happy Chanukah or Happy Kwanza, so why should anyone be offended if I say Merry Christmas?

Don't tell me that I can't celebrate Christmas.

Don't tell me that I can't say Merry Christmas.

Don't tell me that a Christmas tree is a "family" tree.

Don't tell me that December 25 is no longer Christmas Day because the United States Code, section 5-6103, states that December 25 is a legal holiday and that legal holiday is called Christmas.

Christmas is a wonderful holiday, it wishes peace on earth and good will towards all, what other holiday makes that wish? If you don't want to celebrate Christmas, don't. But don't tell those of us that do, that we can't.

We are losing the freedom of speech to political correctness, and we are losing the freedom of religion to political correctness.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Funny Thing Happened at Mass

My brother would have been proud:

In the Catholic Church, after Communion and all the "housekeeping rituals" are complete (washing the chalices and eating the remaining Hosts), the Priest stands and lifts his arms and (kinda) chants "Let Us Praaaay." Well, my brother always muttered "ooootay" (in a kinda chant) under his breath in response. On the day of his burial, the three front rows of pews on both sides of the aisle was all family, so when the Priest said "Let Us Praaaay" we all quietly chanted "ooootay" in unison. The whole congregation seated behind us paused for a split second and then broke up laughing. Even the Priest had to stop and share why we had done that and was laughing himself. I could almost see my brother give us all a "thumbs up" and flash that shit-eating grin of his.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

My Brother Ed Passed Away 11/1/07

RIP dearest and best big brother in the known Universe. What am I going to do without you?