Waiting for Sim: Christmas Eves With the Definitive Scrooge
by Michael Mandaville www.CitizenSoldierHandbook.com When growing up in Los Angeles, a singular delight was getting the TV Guide in the Sunday paper and scouring it, pen in hand. My movie search. In the sixties, Los Angeles had the greatest number of TV channels in any city: 2-4-5-7-9-11-13. In trips to San Diego, the Mid-West or anywhere else, you’d be lucky to get two, maybe three | Read More »
Report: WH in full CYA/BDS mode over Christmas attack.
A quick survey of priorities: In 2001, the American government’s response to a successful series of terrorist attacks was to look outwards to see who to hit for this*. In 2009, the American government’s response to an only-because-we-got-lucky unsuccessful terrorist attack was to look inwards to see who to blame for this. (H/T: Nice Deb) I think that, all things considered, I prefer the first | Read More »
Merry Christmas from Ronald Reagan
Often overlooked when contemplating the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan are his strong faith and his deep understanding that it is the “twin beacons of faith and freedom [that] have brightened the American sky,” as he eloquently described in his first Christmas address as President, on December 23, 1981. In that address, he said, “At this special time of year we all renew our | Read More »
Ho-Ho-Hobama the Santa Bandit
State Police in Pennsylvania are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who robbed a bank in Chadds Ford Township dressed like Santa Claus. According to police, investigators are seeking a white male, wearing black sweatpants and sweatshirt and a fake grey “Santa Claus” beard. Santa Claus is the iconic symbol of giving. An ebullient St. Nick spends all year crafting gifts in the | Read More »
On behalf of my editor Dee, and myself, we wish all of you who have helped make this endeavor a success… A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND BLESSED HOLIDAY SEASON.
The Adoration of the Shepherds by Charles Le Brun (1690) The Gospel of Luke 2:1-20In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth | Read More »
It’s that time again
We’re always working at RedState. I haven’t taken a vacation in years. I’m blessed to get paid to engage in what I am passionate about.But we here at RedState could not do it without you.A lot of us will be away from the computer for the next few days. I’ll be in and out. I’m working on a few posts.But let me take the time | Read More »
Merry Christmas, RedState!
Merry Christmas, RedState!
I Believe in Christmas
Christmas is an opportunity to take a step back from our busy lives to spend time with family and to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and I hope you’ll take a minute to remember those who are out of work and those serving in the military | Read More »
Some Coal for Their Stockings
It has been a particularly potent strategy when dissidents have used object lessons to deliver their point. The dumping of tea into the Boston Harbor, sitting at lunch counters where they weren’t welcome, and candle light vigils for fallen heroes have demonstrated the power of symbols over simple, verbal speech. We have yet to begin really mounting symbolic demonstrative speech and we are consistantly ignored. | Read More »
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A Lesson From Christmas of 1776
The first key vote came in last night. The Democrats got their 60. But there will be several more votes. Yes, this Christmas, the American people face a tyrannical Congress and narcissistic President hell bent on forcing upon them – over their clear opposition – a healthcare bill that will reduce the quality of American healthcare, cost trillions of dollars, increase taxes, empower the national | Read More »
Worker’s Motherland, a progressive song for the Midwinter Festival
To the tune of Winter Wonderland Shift bells ring, are you listening, In the streets, blood is glistening. Revolution in sight, We’re toiling tonight. Progressing to the workers’ motherland. Gone away is our history, Here to stay is equal misery. We sing labor’s song, As we go along, Progressing to the workers’ motherland. In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he | Read More »
“There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say, Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men | Read More »