Friday, December 12, 2008

Step by step

By Capt. Fogg

It wouldn't be Christmas if we didn't have the mindless, botox-faced zombies at Fox yelping about the insult to religion. Of course, it wouldn't be a free country if we weren't allowed to express our objections to anything or were forced to make religious oaths and follow religious practices. Oh, wait a minute -- we are. It isn't; at least not yet.

Lyin' Bill says he expects "they" (Jews, Atheists, Muslims) will try next to remove the national holiday (what, he called it a holiday?) on the premise that we can't have a holiday based on religion. Of course we can have a holiday based on the fact that nobody would come to work anyway, but that's inconvenient to his scenario and it annoys him that in fact, nobody seems to object to a day off for any reason.

It's my constitutional right to insult your religion, I'm proud to say, and it's only fair since your religion in and of itself insults mine and several others. In fact I take offense at some aspect of every religion I've yet heard of. It's good to live in a free country.

Apparently the sense of relief at being newly out from under the bootheel of religious tyrants seems to be spreading. Newsweek has a very objective over story on the empty bigotry of the war against gay marriage; one that I think couldn't have got past the editors before the election. Keith Olbermann came out last night and condemed Lyin' Bill's comic opera about Christians under siege as the step-child of xenophobia and anti-Semitism.

It's not as if freedom is breaking out all over, but I sense a weakening of the old guard; the passing of an old, worn out tyranny and again, I'm no longer ashamed to be proud of being an American: not because I think we're the best, but because we're not as ashamed to admit our faults and more likely to do something about it.

Merry Christmas.

(Cross-posted from Human Voices.)

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  • Faux News seems to have a nightly story on how Christmas is being attacked. It seems that any attempts to recognize that Americans have multiple holidays to celebrate due to our diversity is an attempt to rip down Christianity as we know it. Persecution-complexes die hard.

    By Blogger Grant Haws, at 12:06 PM  

  • Yes they do and particularly when it benefits a group to appear to be persecuted. Even more so when that group has such a history of persecuting others.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 12:50 PM  

  • Oh, but back to Barney Frank -- even SNL knows he and the Dems are more at fault than Bush for the economic mess we're in.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:27 AM  

  • Wind in the tall grass
    The body in the ditch lies
    with its mouth open

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 9:53 AM  

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