A Tuesday Open Thread for Christmas week

    And I really like this video, especially considering that the guitarist is playing a Taylor: (ht: Between Two Worlds) So here’s an open thread for today. Enjoy the week and remember who Christmas is all about. Oh, and in case someone wants to buy me a Christmas present, this would be interesting.

    MI Morning Update: Illinois Senate Shame – The Meaning of Christmas

    683 Days until Election Day December 20, 2008   QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I will fight. I will fight. I will fight until I take my last breath. I have done nothing wrong." – Gov. Rod Blagojevich (oops, they have him on tape…trying to sell a Senate seat) MORNING UPDATE ILLINOIS U.S. SENATE SEAT…in order to bring back credibility and trust in the process, the | Read More »

    Last Minute Gifts For Conservatives: I Voted For …

    If you’re like me, then you are totally unprepared for Christmas. Well lucky for you, I know what to do about it. It’s time to start showing your colors. What better way to say I love you, or I didn’t vote for Obama, than with gifts that show your conservative – osity? Here’s a list of must haves. Did I make some of these? Maybe! | Read More »


    Yes, it really *IS* a wonderful life

    My wife emailed me this: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/movies/19wond.html?emc=eta1 Here’s the  summary: “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a terrifying, asphyxiating story about growing up and relinquishing your dreams. Was this what adulthood promised?” I doubt that there’s a human being on the planet who hasn’t seen this movie, with the possible exception of a few tribal groups deep in the Amazon.  The author of this review puts a completely | Read More »

    Christmas, light on the Christ…

    So apparently my attempts to carry two jobs and still try to sleep normal hours while pouring hot caffeinated deliciousness down my gullet to stay awake through training to learn how to ask diners if they want wedge or waffle fries has contributed to slight bouts of insomnia.  While this has been great for catching up on “Home Improvement” and “House,” it has proved detrimental | Read More »



    CHRISTMAS RADICALS: CONCLUSION Those who haven’t read my two previous articles on the bride’s campaign for equal treatment of Christmas should really read them: http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/index.php?s=bride. It’s not that they’re exceptionally well-written or riveting but the end result of her campaign has proven to be very surprising and could be termed, “One small step for the bride, one giant leap for Christmas.” To review:  My wife | Read More »

    Carol of the Bells

    When Evelyn was an infant we noticed she had a thing for music. In particular, whenever she heard “Carol of the Bells” she froze in her tracks, regardless of what she was doing, and spontaneously would start shaking. The shaking became dancing. The dancing became laughing. It was like clock work. Even now at age 3, she does the same thing with “Carol of the | Read More »


    Big Labor’s Christmas Wish List (if you gave $600 million, you’d expect some darn nice gifts too)

    If you were good this Christmas, you might get candy or that new toy you wanted. For those who were a bit naughty, the presents might resemble lumps of coal or switches. But what do you get if you were very naughty…but…happened to give $600 million to the left? Well, Santas Pelosi and Reid will probably give you whatever you wanted. Oh, and I am | Read More »

    Remember RS in your Christmas givings

    This is going to be a brief and to the point Diary. While the “Contribute” link (bottom of the RS Front Page) only goes to a “stub” I still urge you to find a method to help RS this Christmas season. As Neil Stevens’ reminded me, RS is a business… It has ADVERTISEMENTS! So please take the time to Click an Advertisement or two, or | Read More »

    Heroes at Home

    I’ve always been a big fan of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. My first career was in the field of architecture, so I was a construction geek before I became a computer geek. The show has featured more than one military family, and Sears has been a big part of that. This year, Sears is collecting money to distribute to military families for Christmas (in | Read More »

    Barack’s Night Before Christmas

    Twas just days before Christmas and all through the land, liberals were celebrating the election of their man. His name was Barack the libs favorite son, they just worshipped this guy and called him, “the one.” He hailed from Hawaii or Kenya or both, the left didn’t care they just gave him their vote. With change as his motto and no substance at all, this | Read More »

    Having an anti-arbor, n-word Christmas in N.C.

    Originally published by Mike “gamecock” DeVine as Charlotte Law and Civil Rights Examiner for Examiner.com In the wake of the discovery that students had painted racist messages on the campus “free speech” graffiti tunnel walls, UNC President Erskine Boyles is asking a commission to study whether the university has an adequate code of conduct. Apparently, some people were bothered by seeing the N-word emblazoned near | Read More »

    Atheism in Washington State

    Washington State has become a center of controversy after Democrat governor Christine Gregoire allowed an atheist placard to be placed into the public space of the statehouse in Tacoma during the Christmas and Hanukkah season. The 30 X 30 inch placard placed by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Coalition, an atheist group, says:   “At this season of the Winter Solstice, may reason prevail. There | Read More »

    What Holiday are We Celebrating Here, Obamamas?

    Some things just have to be seen to be believed! Just when you thought the dilution of the Christmas season couldn’t get any worse, there’s this. I just opened my email and found this email from the President-Elect. SUBJECT:Your Obama Holiday MugKen –This holiday season, celebrate the historic accomplishment of our movement for change. Treat yourself or a loved one to a limited edition Obama | Read More »

    It’s ‘Merry Christmas’, not Happy Holidays…

    seasons greetings or anything else. This is the season to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. If you are offended by that, frankly, I don’t care. I’m tired of having to worry about if the most high holy season of my religion offends anyone. You’re offense offends me. You’re lack of tolerance toward my religious beliefs offends me. The left tells us we do not | Read More »