It's the commercialism, stupid.
As long as Christmas was a
delusional religious holiday, I could deal. And some of the hymns are beautiful, really do bring a tear to my eye, a catch in the throat.
But these days, the whole point of Christmas is to flog me through the aisles of Wal-Mart to the tune of The Little Drummer Boy.
Thanksgiving is by far my favorite Holiday--and, I suspect, most American's too. Read more about Why I hate Christmas and would like to see it banned
The Best Blog Comment Evah. Suburban, white and poor. In Olden times, these preteens would've been given a goat and a hut, not sent to jail. Ahem, "parents" anyone? Fuck you, you drunken poppinjay washout. As if you could ever compete with real intellectuals. You're just sad, wrinkled and old now. Read more about Saturday Grab Bag Blogging
and colder than the proverbial well-digger's rear here in Lubbock today. Herewith then, a receipt for something yummy.
First, the basic Mixture:
AKA hot cocoa mix from scratch
2 oz baking chocolate, grated
(bittersweet, 60% or more cocoa; 2 squares of Ghirardelli
or 4 of the little blocks of Baker's German)
1/3 cup good Dutch process cocoa powder
1/2 cup powdered milk
pinch regular table salt
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
Put all in a food processor and mix well. Read more about 'Tis the Season, Y'all ...
Fiji's coup leader [and Army chief Frank Bainimarama] ran want ads in local newspapers Saturday to fill vacant Cabinet jobs, trying to piece together a new government for the south Pacific country.
Tinfoil Hat Boy suggests several monikers, at least one of which didn't make it past the spam filters, for The Last Honest Man in the Beltway:
1. Lieberman (R-Slush Fund)
2. Lieberman (R-How 'Bout a Little Sugar)
3. Lieberman (R-Self)
4. Lieberman (R-Lieberman)
5. Lieberman (R-Malleable Fuckstick) (apologies to the Onion)
I've been using "Ho Lieberman" for some time, but it just doesn't stick. Too subtle, I guess. I've got this fatal tendency to be too nice... Read more about A handle for Lieberman
Does anyone else think this stinks? From ABC's KGO affilliate in, erm, San Francisco:
[Democratic] Representative Howard Berman: "The most important contribution this report makes, and it does it well, is to tell the story of what happened."
And then Berman refused to take any questions.
The committee wrote it "...was disturbed by the conduct of some of those who dealt with allegations of Foley's behavior.
Since the Saudi Consigliere suggested we be out of Iraq by 2008- to Dear Leader's vocal disagreement, the Rethuglicans have the potential of removing what little main$tream media attention the antiwar movement has been given since November. Read more about Pay No Attention to the Oil Rig Behind the Curtain
Nicholas Kristof indulges in a faith-based slam against atheists.
The core message is exactly the same as what's being said to the incoming Democrat-led Congress — the burden of years of excess by the Rabid Right is on you. Play to the center, and before you say anything... have a nice cup of STFU:
[whydoesgodhateamputees.com] is part of an increasingly assertive, often obnoxious atheist offensive led in part by Professor Dawkins â€” the Oxford scientist who is author of the new best seller "The God Delusion."
Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska ... 12 more tonight, in silence.
I want Bush to H A N G for murder. Impeachment is too damn soft. Read more about Arizona, California, Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Alabama ...
I'm feeling stoopid. Someone align the following for me:
Tony Blair yesterday told radical Muslims that they had a "duty to integrate" into British society and warned them they could not be allowed to override what he described as the country's core values of democracy, tolerance and respect for the law. "Our tolerance is part of what makes Britain, Britain. Conform to it; or don't come here. We don't want the hate-mongers, whatever their race, religion or creed," Mr Blair said.
Read more about Tony's "Tolerance"
Pairs with Maine Girl Susan Collins (R-Protorture) in yet another Bipartisan wankfest:
There's a call for a new congressional advisory group to help forge a new direction for the U-S in Iraq.
Senators Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins want it to be made up of the bipartisan leadership of the five Senate panels that deal with national security.
They say the group would meet regularly to discuss the latest developments in Iraq while formulating recommendations for the president.