Tag Archive for Christmas
Published on Dec 10, 2013
George W. Bush is selling a Christmas ornament of one of his paintings through his museum, because nothing says Christmas more than George Bush’s history of war. The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) discusses.
Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~ THEI Archive “The Bush Crime Family”
Featured Image. Thanx to David Dees.
As the holidays approach, small businesses across the country gear up for what may be their only opportunity to see their businesses through to another year.
For many, including The Marketplace small business shop owners, Christmastime is the most important time of the year and their main opportunity to keep their enterprise afloat. While people talk about supporting small business in our nation, too many are quick to purchase from big businesses for all of their holiday shopping. . . . Read Complete Report
from The Huffington Post
Posted: 22/12/2012 11:04
The origins of Christmas are pretty much well known. There was a whole virgin birth in a manger while trekking across Africa or something, but what is less well known is that it was originally a pagan holiday which was criminalised until 1907 in the US.
It was in 601 that Pope Gregory I wrote to Melitus (his missionary in England) telling him “not to stop such ancient Pagan festivities” but to “adapt them to the rites of the Church, only changing the reason of them from a heathen to a Christian impulse”. So all those who have been claiming for years that Christmas was, in fact, actually a pagan holiday – you were right and Pope Gregory I handily put it in writing for you. . . . Read Complete Report
from NBC News
Pagan roots? 5 surprising facts about Christmas
By Stephanie Pappas
Pre-Christian traditions abound in the beloved winter holiday
When you gather around the Christmas tree or stuff goodies into a stocking, you’re taking part in traditions that stretch back thousands of years — long before Christianity entered the mix.
Pagan, or non-Christian, traditions show up in this beloved winter holiday, a consequence of early church leaders melding Jesus’ nativity celebration with pre-existing midwinter festivals. Since then, Christmas traditions have warped over time, arriving at their current state a little more than a century ago. . . . Read Complete Report
Pagan Invasion – The Unwrapping Of Christmas – Its History Myths And Traditions.
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From the New Statesman
Shake things up this Christmas: go pagan
BY NINA CAPLAN PUBLISHED 23 DECEMBER 2012
Here’s to a well-fortified Christmas.
Christmas comes but once a year, takes up about a sixth of said year and half the annual budget, makes us fat, cross and compromised and leaves us stranded on the cusp of another January, gasping like beached fish and in dire need of another holiday to recover.
All of which, believe it or not, is positive, since it constitutes a gold and sparkly reason for alcoholic adventuring. Christmas may be the most boring time of the year in culinary terms – turkey being, in my opinion, a mere excuse for interesting additions, like the European equivalent of rice – but when it comes to drink, this truly is the season to be jolly. . . . Read Complete Report
Photo: 1995 White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room Note: Chandelier Was Removed to Make Room for the Large Tree. SOURCE thelmac.hubpages.com
By Gizmag Team
December 17, 2012
Having dealt with all the things you are not getting for Christmas this year, it’s time to turn our attention to what Santa’s elves have really been hammering away at. So from consumer favorites to clever innovations to quirky surprises, here’s our selection of the top 10 things you CAN have for Christmas 2012. . . . Read Complete Report
Photo: A U.S. drone CREDIT: U.S. Air Force (public domain photo) SOURCE: Examiner.com
from RT America
Published on Dec 14, 2012
People across America will be hitting up stores to shop for holiday gifts for friends and family and some of the hottest gadgets of the season may surprise you. Unmanned drones have hit the consumer market and Kristine Frazao shows us how these gifts could invade your privacy.
December 12, 2012
The end of the world might not be nigh, but the end of the year is, which means it’s time once again for our annual look back at some of the most outrageous examples of new technology to have crossed our desk during 2012. So be as naughty or nice as you like, because even the most eloquent of letters written to Santa Claus won’t elicit a response if any of these items appear in the fine print. . . . Read Complete List
Today on Oopa Loopa Cafe:
More great clips from Temerity Magazine,
Part 2 of The Amazing Werner Sizemore,
Dog Fight Delays Christmas Parade
Mars Rover News