An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 23 December 2010
1. Be patient with your humans during this time. They may be more stressed than usual, and they will need long, comforting dog leans.
2. Your human may bring home large bags of pretty things they call gifts. Do not assume that all the gifts are yours.
3. Be tolerant if your humans put decorations on you. They seem to get some special kind of pleasure out of seeing how you look with fake antlers.
4. Your humans may bring a large tree into the house and cover it with lights and decorations. Bizarre as this may seem to you, it is an important ritual for them. So here are some things you need to know:
a) Do not lift your leg on the tree.
b) Do not drink water from the container that holds the tree.
c) Mind your tail when you are near the tree.
d) Do not chew on the cord that runs from the hole in the wall to the tree.
e) Even if they smell really good, do not open the packages under the tree.
5. If your kids leave milk and cookies on the table, they are not for you. The will give you your treats as usual.
6. A fat man with a white beard and wearing a red suit may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night. IT’S OK – DON’T BITE HIM!
This is the time of year when we should all be reflecting. How can we, personally, do better to express the love that God has shown us, by giving the greatest gift of all…..forgiveness of our sins. I do a lot of thinking how better can I be a doer, and not just a sayer. Of course, that’s not just a Christmas thing…it’s an every day of the year thing.
So, I was sitting here, doing to contemplating. No, wasn’t terribly painful, since most of what I’ve been thinking about has been in my mind for many years.
While, in reality, The Savior was not born on the 25th of December, that just happens to be the date that it was decided to hold such a celebration. Why? Well, the pagans were still celebrating the solstice, Saturnalia and such, and apparently, the Church (around 440) of the time wanted to preempt such celebrations and bring more into the Faith. How better to do that than integrate all the revelry? They did a lot of that back then. More than likely, He was born in the spring.
Early Christians were a Jewish sect. They were born as Jews, raised Jewish, and they died the same. Enter the Romans, who co-opted and decided THEY should be the ones to decide what’s what, and Church went from Saturday observances to Sunday. Why? Perhaps the Romans still held a deep hatred? Who knows what their thinking was, but a lot of ‘em got it really wrong, and it’s stuck with us.
Along comes the United States of America! A great experiment in liberty! President Ullyses S. Grant signs the bill declaring ‘the 25th day of December, commonly called Christmas‘….’as a day of public fast or thanksgiving…‘ on June 28, 1870. There were other dates included, like New Year’s Day, the 4th of July Thanksgiving, and ‘any day appointed or recommended’ by the POTUS.
Obviously, if there are so many people who oppose the name of the day, Christmas, they should probably NOT be allowed to take said day off. That includes every government employee….anyone who gets a paycheck from the taxpayers, which includes the so called educators.
Once again, I must bring up the fact there is NO SUCH THING as ‘separation of church and state’. All you bozos who get your knickers in a twist about a creche on ‘public property’….WE ARE THE PUBLIC! It’s OUR property, and there are a LOT more of us than there are of YOU!
Ok, I admit it…..I was never fond of Santa Claus!
But I never had a problem with the goodies he would bring!
Uh….I would be the cute, little one on the right.
Normally, at this time of year, we are in Texas, prepping for Christmas with Ick, Brat, and Short Person. This year…. sigh… So, what are we going to do? There are only two of us, if ya don’t count the kittehs. Why make a HUGE dinner that we’d be eating till NEXT Christmas? My bright idea? Heh…..
Hey….why not? Ya got your turkey, some veggies, and bread, all in one! Less muss and fuss! Ok, so there’s no dressing or cranberry sauce. So sue me!
But naturally, there has to be pie! It’s a rule! So, why not one of each!
Unfortunately, I get sick of turkey a lot faster than I get fed up with pies. sigh…
They don’t consider anarchists with bombs as terrorists? What are they then? Puir wee misunderstood babes? Even street gangs can be considered terrorists!
Department of Intellectual Disabilities? Seriously? Where do they come up with these names?
Trashing the grass? Now that would really chap my hide! I’m curious as to how the yahoo managed to get that close!
You lose your job, you do NOT get to shove your agenda down our throats! Can you imagine your boss coming in to give you the bad news, and you turning around and doing 10 times as much work while you are packing up to leave? Excuse me….but I don’t bloody well think so! I’m really praying the 112th will work doubly hard to get some of this crap they’ve foisted on us nullified!
Most rational people realize just who is at fault for the lack of calm in Israel. It’s a shame there are so many IRRATIONAL who have power that spew the lies about the Israelis.
The Chicago Way is alive and well. Didn’t expect anything different.
EWWWW! Please….just go away! If Pete Rose can’t be in the Hall of Fame, this loser shouldn’t be either!
The North Koreans actually KILL innocents, and turn around to play the ‘victim’ card? Are they libs in commie clothing? Oh yeah….same thing!
Personally, I think they’ve been tarnished a LOT longer, but that’s just me.
When are people going to start blaming Obama for the jump in gas prices, like they did with Bush, considering the rise in prices CAN be laid directly at Obama’s feet?
These people really have no shame.
Slaughter of the innocent is one of the left’s most sacred “values”.
Why Does Religious Freedom Matter?
Last weekend NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg inadvertently created a mini-controversy when she said on Inside Washington: “I was at — forgive the expression – a Christmas party at the Department of Justice.” Some thought that Totenberg added “forgive the expression” as a cave to political correctness. But in fact Totenberg was actually mocking the Obama Justice Department. It was the DOJ that had officially called the event Totenberg attended a “holiday party” and Totenberg later told The Washington Post: “I think that’s kind of silly because it’s obviously a Christmas party. I was tweaking the Department of Justice. It was a touch of irony at the expense of the Justice Department, not at the expense of Christmas.”
Well, actually there was a Beck yesterday, but since it’s the same one that aired on 12/14/10, I didn’t see much point in repeating it, do you?