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Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Irony is Delicious

With the end of Thanksgiving, it is time for another line of great traditions in America. I speak specifically of Christmas. Naturally, following Christmas, I'm also speaking of the War on Christmas and then the War on the War on Christmas.

Whilst snooping around Bill O'Reilly's store, laughing at the stupid items people could buy I noticed this free bumpersticker one might get.

"How poor in taste." I thought to myself. Then while looking a little bit above this image, I discover this little doozy.

Laughter was had.


  1. I know, this is off topic, but since I can't start posts here (and I don't ask to be able to...I've nothing to contribute really...) I figured I'd let you guys know how the word is starting to spread about our old friend Jean.

    For a full tracing of the events, see here.

  2. Jean cannot even understand why the shitstorm she created happened.

    There is a lot to be said about all that but I've got other things to do just now like preparing for the WoC.

    Since O'reilly started this crap a couple years ago, I have become very aware and sensitive to how I am greeted, especially in the public places.

    My friends and family all still use Merry Christmas and it doesn't bother me a bit. It is merely a convention that can mean different things to different people.

    But, since they started it, I'm in it.

    After Thanksgiving mrs Frog won't go to the store with me unless I promise to behave and not embarass her. I tell her that I won't start anything unless I see something eggregious to pick on.

    Last year we were standing in the check out line at Wal-mart when I noticed the girl was wearing a pentagram necklace. I was beside myself with curiosity to see if she would say Merry Christmas, and she did. Mrs Frog was giving me this look that would have paralyzed a normal person but I merely proceeded to inform her that I was not a christian and furthermore, was the pentagram symbolic of some belief system.

    She looked around as if to make sure no one was watching and said, yes it is, but they haven't said anything about it yet.

    It was busy and I didn't say anythingelse but we both did get a chuckle out of it.

    I live in a very rural area, yet I have this Wal-mart store about 2 1/2 miles away and I go out there to pick up a few things about every other Saturday. I already pitched a bitch there last Saturday. They were playing all the religious songs, silent night, etc with the vocals.

    I asked to see the manager and I told her I thought it was a bit early to be playing christmas music, especially with the obviously christian lyrics.

    She said that they play the music that Wal-Mart pipes in to them and she has no authority to change it.

    I have susequently written to Wal-Mart and told them I felt it was wrong to push Christianity to drive business and as long as they continue to play a role in the "War," I would remain an enemy combatant. I still have no reply.

    I didn't want to get into the fact that they were forcing one of their "Witch" employees to support a religion she did not believe in.

    It's probably best that I don't actually do much Christmas shopping. As a family we try to provide for our needs and wants throughout the year and shy away from the gift giving craziness of the holiday.

    We will have a great party christmans eve and we play games, have a lot of good food, good friends and family.

  3. Froggie,

    I rarely go to a WalMart because we have so many choices of places to shop here, but this past Spring I was in one and there was a song playing that had lyrics about 'how we need the blood of Jesus'. It sounded like an armature recording that someone had done at their church, nothing professional. My husband and I were both pretty taken aback by it. Based on that, maybe not every WalMart plays what they are told to play, some of them might just be like rouge DJs and throw away the play list in favor of what they want, I dunno. I do know I avoid that place like the plague anyway, though.

    O'Reilly is just like Toby Keithtard in the video below, lining his pockets by promoting ignorance and intolerance to those that are too damn stupid to know they are being had.

  4. Everyone knows that Toby Keith was joking, right? He doesn't actually advocate the slaughter of US judges and using terrorist or militaristic tactics to take back Christmas.

  5. Kaitlyn,

    No, not everyone knew that. Some of us, like myself, rarely turn on a television unless there is something interesting on PBS.

  6. A message from the Savior.


  7. Everyone knows that Toby Keith was joking, right?

    Sorry, I'm playing catch-up with posts here, so I'm a bit late.

    Good satire is very difficult to distinguish when compared to the thing it's satirizing. In this case, if you hadn't said anything Kaitlyn, I would have just scratched my head, and been unable to place that vid in one camp or the other. It's funny and serious and goofy, and not quite over-the-top enough for me to figure out what to think.

    Great satire!

  8. Um, back to the post, but what does the fleur-de-lis have to do with Christmas?

  9. Um, back to the post, but what does the fleur-de-lis have to do with Christmas?

    Abso-fucking-lutely nothing, but they make it look fancy. Plus the French are assholes or something.


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