TTLF: Voting Against And Censoring Christmas

If you listen to left wing pundits, there is no war on Christmas. It is all something made up in the minds of Bill O’Reilly and all the right wingnut neocon facists chickenhawks. Oh, really? Via Michelle Malkin

From the office of GOP Rep. Steve King:

Congressman Steve King reacted this morning to the nine “NO” votes on his resolution to honor Christmas and the Christian faith. The vote shocked Capitol Hill observers because votes on similar resolutions honoring the holidays of Islam and Hinduism passed without any NO votes.

Appearing this morning on the Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends, King said, “The [nine] naysayers didn’t make it to the floor to debate. I would like to know how they could vote Yes on Islam, Yes on the Indian Religions and No on Christianity when the foundation of this nation and our American culture is Christianity…I think there’s an assault on Christianity in America.”

The nine Members voting NO were Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (FL), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). None of the nine voted against resolutions honoring the Islamic holiday of Ramadan and the Hindu holiday of Diwali.

Watch the video. Also at Hot Air, Stop The ACLU, and Ace of Spades.

But, wait, it doesn’t end there!

A pro-family organization has produced its annual list of retailers that use — or don’t use — the word “Christmas” on their Web site or in their advertising. A group promoting the so-called separation of church and state said the document demonstrates the “Religious Right’s rather warped worldview.”

“Sales flyers advertise their ‘holiday’ sales, TV programs refer to the ‘holiday season,’ and store clerks wish you ‘Happy Holidays.’ Whatever happened to Christmas?” asked Dr. James Dobson, founder of the conservative group Focus on the Family, when announcing the list, “The Attack on Christmas 2007: How Retailers Rate.”

Look, I’ll say it again: it is OK to say “Happy Holidays” and “Seasons Greetings.” They denoted the holidays from Thanksgiving through New Years. But, unfortunately, some people and business make a point of using those two sayings specifically in order to deny Christmas (while still attempting to make money off of it) and/or not offend anyone (while still attempting to make money off of it.)

There is a Christmas Tree sales place up near where I am working now. I still need to get a picture, but, the sign says “Happy Holidays” and “trees.” What the hell do they think they are selling the trees for? Ramadan? This is in the city of Durham, NC, in Durham County, which voted 70-30 for Kerry in 2004. Go figure.

I was pleased going in to a Target in Knightdale, NC, yesterday, in which the words “Merry Christmas” were very much present and visible.

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15 Responses to “TTLF: Voting Against And Censoring Christmas”

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    Leave it to the Florida MSM to call the official language of the world’s most populous nation exotic….

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  4. John Ryan says:

    Boycott all commercial establishments that are not FULLY Christian !! and fully staffed with Christians !! Close all stores on the Sabbath !! Be a warrior in the war against the war against Christmas. And start putting that second s at the end. Let’s return to spelling it Christmass. !!

  5. Stacy says:

    Geezuz John, 96 % of the US population celebrates Christmas, you part of that number? Hell, my insurance agent and his insurance agent wife are practicing Buddhists who celebrate Christmas bigger and better than I ever could. It’s about religious equality and mutual respect. I don’t have a problem with the developed secular Christmas, I think we can all take a holiday and determine how we want to celebrate it. The Mexicans around here butcher goats for Thanksgiving and call it Turkey Day instead. The hypocrisy is comedic, supporting Ramadan and not Christmas. Just pointing out the obvious to the cerebrally challenged.

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  8. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Webster’s Dictionary reads CHRISTMAS is the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem on December 25th…. No polls rquired!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS…. HAPPY HANUKKAH ….
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    NOEL….FELIZ NAVIDAD ….. JESUS IS THE REASON FOR OUR YULETIDE SEASON….
    and Happy Birthday Baby Jesus! The secularists and atheists and ACLU bastards and Scrooges and Grinches can all WORK on Christmas Eve and Day Teach! … But these blowhards won’t? HUMBUG!!!

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  13. Rosemary says:

    I know. I wrote about this yesterday. It is a disgrace. I wonder who they’ll turn to when they realize they are being forced to pray to foreign god 5 times a day?

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  15. Carl says:

    Oh, Alcee Hastings…the same Alcee Hastings who is an impeached and removed federal judge? Remember that in 1981 Judge Hastings was charged with accepting a $150,000 bribe in exchange for a lenient sentence and a return of seized assets for 21 counts of racketeering by Frank and Thomas Romano, and of perjury in his testimony about the case. He was acquitted by a jury after his alleged co-conspirator, William Borders, refused to testify in court (resulting in a jail sentence for Borders). So Hasting lucked out of jail time. But in 1988, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives took up the case, and Hastings was impeached for bribery and perjury by a vote of 413-3. Voters to impeach included Democratic Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, John Conyers and Charles Rangel. He was then convicted in 1989 by the United States Senate, becoming the sixth federal judge in the history of the United States to be removed from office by the Senate.

    So Pelosi voted to impeach Hastings but tried to get him onboard as head of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence after Hastings was elected to the House of Representatives. So much for Pelosi’s campaign against the “culture of corruption.” Just another example of liberal Democrat hypocrisy in action.

    Hastings is an embarrassment to the state of Florida but enough mental defects were convinced to vote for him. Pathetic, actually.

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