Archive for December 2014
Stephen Moore has devised the Christmas letter the Obamas might pen if they were honest and straightforward. This is about all His Oneness actually managed on a military base, in addition to his Christmas message. He did send Kwanzaa greetings, a message for a holiday made-up by a criminal black activist, presented by a pretend president. Our Lady of Perpetual Dissatisfaction’s Instagram throwback failed to impress. Pres. George W. Bush’s practice of staying at Camp David until the day after Christmas, so staff and Secret Service and reporters could spend Christmas day with their families, still impresses.
Senator-elect James Lankford delivered a traditional message on behalf of the GOP. Sir Winston Churchill did a lot better than either of them last century. So did Pope Francis this year. Heck, even Baghdad’s Christians managed better.
The mountains of Hawaii were under a blizzard warning for Christmas, which was better than shopping under the threat of lava flows. The Chinese China’s Grinch cranked down another couple of notches on churches. Tolkien’s view of the season may explain why statists of all stripes, and progressives, hate religion in general and Christianity in particular. Nasty punks in Oakland went on a destructive tear, joined by black mobs all over the country.
Many people apparently didn’t like their presents, but it seems only one was angry enough to get tossed off a plane. Some people gave remarkable presents. If you received a drone, the FAA has issued warnings for you. As usual, ’tis the season for non-believers to despise and denigrate. It must infuriate them all that believers are generally much happier than others. NBC investigates the meaning of Christmas and fails to mention Christ. Not to be outdone, Newsweek publishes a hit piece smearing the bible and Christians.
A theologian said Jesus wasn’t born in a barn, and he may be correct. After all, there are still plenty of places where the ground floor serves as shelter for animals, and the people live above, benefiting in the winter time from the heat the animals produce. John Henry Faulk’s story of Christmas still makes for interesting reading.
The British monarchy still does Christmas festively. In 1914 Americans did it right by sending a ship with 5 million presents for Britain’s children who had lost their fathers in the war. That was also the year of the Christmas Truce, which has now been commemorated by British and German graffiti artists in London.
I wouldn’t characterize Erick Erickson as the most powerful conservative in America, but otherwise, Molly Ball has written an interesting piece on how the RedState founder has changed.
What a thoughtful commander-in-chief Obama is! Two Army captains had to move their wedding on 24 hours notice because His Oneness wanted to play golf there.
He did call the couple to apologize and congratulate them, but I suspect only because it got picked up as a news story and the White House was worried about the optics. The truth is that His Oneness wouldn’t have accommodated the wedding by changing his plans even if he had been aware of it. He doesn’t like the military, and two captains represent the ordinary Americans he is so dismissive of. They were extraordinarily gracious about the disruption, but it’s no wonder only 15% of the military approve of their commander-in-chief.
Molly Henneberg of FOX News has decided her little girl is more important than the job she has held and loved for over a decade. Good for her for putting her family first because it was the right thing for her to do. Successful women always have difficult choices to make, although I freely admit that for some, family life is far less important than their career. That has long been true for many men, in no small measure because their wives want the benefits of high salaries, then those same women complain that the mate doesn’t spend enough time with them.
Since FOX has offered to make her a freelance journalist, I expect we’ll see her from time to time.
These are conservative-oriented blogs covering a wide range of topics, but at one point or another you may find them all of use.
It’s almost the end of the year, so you still have time to make some charitable donations. I especially like local animal shelters, because they work like mad to rescue animals that need saving and to find decent homes for them. Most of my dogs have been rescues, some from the side of the road, and some from shelters. All of them were grateful, and none of them ever forgot wheere they came from. All were faithful companions and did their doggy best for me, and what more could you ask?
Another long-time favorite is the Salvation Army, which rescues people. Liberals and progressives hate it because there is a faith element. That’s one reason I like it, because many lost people need something to hold on to, and for many of them, religion can be a lodestar.
Your local public library could also use some help, as local governments continue to cut their budgets. I know of few public libraries which have all the books they want, and all the staff and equipment they need. Many of them could use volunteers. Please check out yours.