It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like “End Of Fiscal Year”

Do you go out of your way to avoid the word “Christmas” when greeting people at this time of year? (I hope not, but maybe you do.) Perhaps, seeking to remain employed, avoid stupid arguments with pugnacious “social-justice” busybodies, or just generally toe the line, you wish them enjoyable “holidays” instead.

Well, that line keeps moving. You might as well forget about it.

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  1. Whitewall says

    Maybe the line will be halted:

    Ironically, student defenders of this “professor” are fighting for her free speech rights. Hope that catches on.

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 7:51 am | Permalink
  2. Robert,

    Finally, a “Wise Latina” Leftist is told to STFU. By California Republican college students. Will wonders never cease?

    Hope and change, yo. Not hopey-dopey!

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 10:06 am | Permalink
  3. Speaking of inclusivity, it occurs to me that the common (among those of us who love America) expression, “God bless the United States of America” is not inclusive enough. What about those people who love America but do not believe in God?

    How about, “God bless and atheists love the United States of America”? Has a nice ring to it, n’est–ce pas?

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 10:49 am | Permalink
  4. Whitewall says

    Henry, I hope we see more of this visceral response to these Lefties. The threats are a bit worrisome as they can be actionable, but too many on our side have been threatened too much for too long. If voting for Trump was “terrorism” then we who voted for him are by extension ‘terrorists’. Hell, I was just getting comfortable with simply being “deplorable”. So hard to keep up these days.

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm | Permalink
  5. Malcolm says

    Robert, regarding your link: protests and boycotts are fine. Death-threats are not.

    Defiance and ridicule ought to be enough for now, I think. If they aren’t, and they really want a fight — well, we keep our powder dry. But we don’t advance our cause by what’s described in that article (assuming what’s described in the article is genuine, which these things often aren’t).

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 1:02 pm | Permalink
  6. I certainly do not condone death (or any other kind of) threats. That’s what the Left does. Besides being terroristic, threats are also cowardly and stupid. As Mario Puzo pointed out in “The Godfather”, never threaten anybody. Just do it.

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm | Permalink
  7. Whitewall says

    Malcolm, sorry, I should have said “criminally” before “actionable”. Communicating threats is a crime.

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
  8. Malcolm says

    Robert, no worries. I knew that was what you meant, and of course I know also that you aren’t the sort of person who would endorse death-threats as a form of criticism.

    I just thought that needed clarifying. I really don’t want to encourage, or come across as endorsing, that sort of thing (this being such a tremendously influential website).

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 2:40 pm | Permalink
  9. Tina says

    Is it “anti-seasonal” of me to wish that people drop her from their invitation list, and that she not get any presents, since she despises the only reason to even have parties in December?
    Of course, it is easy to see why she and others hate the word “Holiday” too, because it evolved from “Holy Day” which presumes God. Islam’s EID doesn’t happen in December despite the USPS’s attempts to market moslem stamps then (and they don’t sell to anyone – the post offc ends up destroying the old ones so they can issue a new edition to make it appear there’s reason for them).
    But USPS also refuses to put Chinese New Year stamps in the Holiday category – for the same reason, that Red China doesn’t want to admit there’s any religious element to Chinese New Year celebrations and traditions. These stamps actually do sell, and they usually sell out… something to do with the “lucky” component, and that even non-chinese will buy them IF they are pretty because they seem exotic.

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
  10. Tina says

    Re the story of the OCC professor who abused her students and possibly attempted to incite them to violence against people she disagrees with by her slander against them and all who voted for President Trump, CS Lewis had an apropos statement:

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm | Permalink
  11. Whitewall says

    Tina, and then from another prophet: “you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you get what you need”. The Boomer generation is good for some things;)

    Posted December 14, 2016 at 5:06 pm | Permalink
  12. Tina says

    Very good, Whitewall. :-)

    Posted December 15, 2016 at 6:35 am | Permalink
  13. Erik says

    I have been advised that if anyone tells me off for “Merry Christmas”, I should respond with “Merry Christmas, infidel“.

    Probably won’t, but it’s fun to contemplate.

    Posted December 20, 2016 at 6:25 am | Permalink