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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:55 PM
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Hey, have we decided what we're doing for the War On Christmas this year?
This is sort of a preemptive post since we know that the RW gas bags will start talking about it very soon. So I was just wondering if we were going to coordinate this year--you know, actually have a game plan or something, instead of just letting obscure little hamlets ban Santa hats and get the RW blowhards all in a tizzy without any overall strategy.

So, who is in charge of the War On Christmas and what are we all supposed to be doing? And who do we have doing our PR?
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:56 PM
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1. LOL - I'll start a signup sheet in the break room. -eom
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:00 PM
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4. I'll bring the coffee. (That's what I do for every activist thing.)
I find that no matter what the cause, coffee is appreciated. But I'll make sure not to bring the special holiday creamer.
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:13 PM
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13. Thank God for you! But, I am a bit partial to those delicious Ferrero Rocher candy X-Mas trees!
Better you should just get the big square box (minus the festive holiday ribbon, of course):



(I first discovered this wickedly delicious food of Satan at an activist meeting - whenever he hosted the meetings I would cheerfully overdose on them. What a great host he was!)

I think we should make a conscientious exception for "holiday flavors" - whaddya think?
Am I too far off the reservation?

:P
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:15 PM
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15. You know, if it's chocolate, it should never be excluded, regardless of packaging
And I do like egg nog lattes.

Hmmm...
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:34 PM
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25. Oh yes.
Those things are the cobble stones that pave the road to hell.

I'll bring a pot of New England Clam Chowder and oyster crackers to the meetup.

One thing we can do -- DU Alternate Xmas Carols. Such as "Walking Around in Women's Underwear" as sung to "Winter Wonderland" or "Silent Night and I'm high as a kite ... "
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:35 PM
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26. Festive holiday ribbon is the key weapon in the War!
If you leave it out, it's not a war on Christmas, it's just chocolate. It's the Happy Holidays on the ribbon that makes the baby Jesus cry.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:26 PM
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23. No, you MUST bring the special holiday creamer
Especially if it actually says "holiday" on it. Saying holiday makes the baby Jesus cry.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:59 PM
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2. I'm spraying napalm on carolers. n/t
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:59 PM
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3. Hey, don't rush me. I am still exhausted from the War on Thanksgiving
... all I can say is that Tryptophan is one hell of a drug :evilgrin:
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:01 PM
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6. Hey, don't tell the Feds, or we'll have to smuggle turkeys in across the border.
Highly inconvenient. It's hard to hide a turkey.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:01 PM
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5. I'll protest:
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:02 PM
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7. Ok, THAT is funny!
:D
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:09 PM
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9. Thanks
It's not me in the picture, though; in fact, I don't even know who it is. I just did it in Photoshop. I can't remember what was on the sign originally.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:11 PM
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11. Actually, that would be fine. The "X" is Greek for Christ...
I had lots of fun with some fundy "friends" about that one...
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:13 PM
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12. Yeah, it's the Chi part of the Chi-Ro PX
So it really works on a lot of levels. :)
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:39 PM
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29. True--but don't tell that to my fundy friends. I loved seeing their expressions.
And I certainly wouldn't want to confuse them any more--nooooooo...
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:48 PM
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37. When all you've got is the "Left Behind" series, your religion has some real lacks
God forbid they actually KNOW something about the history of their religion.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:05 PM
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8. Decorate a tree with jack o'latern lights and call it Hallowmas




and then sit back and laugh

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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:09 PM
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10. In San Diego, that's called a fire storm in the making.
Even with electric bulbs in Santa Ana conditions.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:15 PM
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16. but you could still wish people a Happy Hallowmas
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:16 PM
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17. And wear orange. But no flames.
At least not until we get a ton of rain and the Santa Anas go away.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:15 PM
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14. Every time somebody says "Merry Christmas"
I say "Merry Kwanzaa."

And then if they give me a weird look I call them a racist and walk away, disgusted.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:18 PM
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18. I'm going to bake gingerbread in the shape of aborted fetuses.
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:03 PM
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41. Great! That'll go with my stem cell snowflake cookies

:rofl:

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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:20 PM
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19. Bill O'Reilly is painting Christmas scenes on his collection of dildos
just to keep the spirit of Christmas alive.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:22 PM
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20. Tell little kids that Santa is a lie
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 07:25 PM by DesertRat
:evilgrin:


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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:24 PM
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21. I'm filling out my Festivus cards early
And putting together my invite list for the huge Saturnalia bash I throw every Winter Solstice.

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:25 PM
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22. I'm swapping baby Jesus in nativity scenes with Bart Simpson.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:31 PM
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24. Bare-assed Bart, I hope
:thumbsup:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:46 PM
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32. Bare Assed and proud of it.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 10:59 PM by alfredo
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:38 PM
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27. X-mas light and live tree bans. That will get 'em
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:39 PM
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28. Let's capture all the mall Santas
and waterboard them
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:44 PM
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30. All I know is that at the Top Secret Planning Party in November, I got
puked on by some drunk, high athiests who were screaming about how we need to ban prayer. Not just in schools; everywhere. Everything else is a blur.
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God23 Donating Member (200 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:46 PM
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31. Replacing Nativity scene characters with nude anatomically correct
mannequins. :evilgrin:
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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:17 PM
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33. celebrate Persian Yal-daa, birth of Mitra- the invincible sun
god of truth and light (sounds suspiciously familiar?) Guess where the Romans got the idea that morphed into the celebration of Christmas?

I'm going to invite friends over and try out the new fire pit in the back yard.

http://www.iranchamber.com/culture/articles/persian_roo...

...going to borrow a line from good 'ol Luther: Zurueck zu den reinen Quellen. (back to the original sources)
;-)
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:07 PM
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42. Weren't a lot of Roman soldiers followers of Mithras?
?
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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:13 PM
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43. yup.
...although by that time, "Mitra" had migrated to the west and morphed into a mystery religion.

good beginning source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitra


and from:
http://www.pantheon.org/articles/m/mithra.html

Mithra
by Micha F. Lindemans
An old-Iranian god of light, contracts and friendship. He also maintains the cosmic order. Sometimes mentioned as the son of Ahura Mazda, he assists him in his struggle against the forces of evil, represented by Angra Mainyu. Mithra was born from a rock (or a cave). He fought with the sun and managed to capture the divine bull and slayed it before he ascended to heaven. From the blood of the bull came forth all the plants and animals beneficial to humanity.

With the emerging of Zoroastrianism, he was reduced to the status of Yazata. In the Avesta he was portrayed as having ten thousand ears and eyes, and he rides in a chariot pulled by white horses. In the 4 century BCE his popularity rose and again he held a high position in the Persian pantheon. Eventually his cult spread beyond Iran and Asia Minor and gradually became a mystery cult. The ascetic religion of Mithraism (to which only men were allowed) became increasingly popular among the Roman soldiers around 100 CE and at that time Mithra was known in Rome as 'Deus sol invictus' ("the unconquered sun"). Even the Roman emperor Commodus was initiated into Mithra's cult. When Constantine the Great was converted to Christianity in 312 CE, Mithraism started to decline and after a temporary revival under Julius the Apostate (331-363) the cult disappeared for good.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:22 PM
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34. How about just ignore it? n/t
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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:47 PM
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35. Most of you are still planning the snack menu
for this meetup, meanwhile with months of rigorous SEAL training under my belt, I have embarked on a take-no-prisoners campaign of snarling at salesclerks and refusing to buy delicious coconut clusters from young children who show up at my door with their little Christmas fundraising flyers. All of which will culminate with me swimming across the Flint River on Christmas Eve, followed by a grueling 10-story climb to the top of the Citizens Bank building, where I will proclaim Mission Accomplished.
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:49 PM
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38. That river thing sounds coooooold.
Ouch!

(You want some hot cocoa for afterwards?)
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:51 PM
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36. transgender carolers...
with machine guns.
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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:54 PM
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39. Let's go to our local christian bookstore and wish them 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS!'
:)
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:56 PM
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40. Requesting equal time for Satanist displays. Little Dubya Bush in a manger of fire.
Watched over by his father, The Prince of Darkness, and his Mother, Lucretia Borgia.

Oh, and the South Park Woodland Critters.



"Hail Bush!"
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