War on Christmas

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More Fake War on Christmas Nonsense

I’m sure you’ve all heard by now about that school in Wisconsin that Falwell’s legal group threatened with a lawsuit because they allegedly changed the words to “Silent Night” to be “Cold in the Night”. Bill O’Reilly has been fuming all over the place about this. Mathew Staver, of the misaptly named Liberty Counsel and…

O’Reilly’s Lies about Christmas

Media Matters has been doing a thorough job of following Bill O’Reilly’s fake “War on Christmas” crusade of demagoguery. At this moment, they’ve got posts up catching him in no fewer than three lies trying to turn myth into reality. They are: Lie #1: Saginaw, Michigan tells people not to where red and green clothing:…

O’Reilly’s Latest Christmas Lunacy

Doug Stanhope once did a very funny bit about how people taking a political cause too far can make you go in the other direction just to spite them. He’d say, “It’s like the PETA people. I’m sympathetic to their cause, I mean, I would never hurt an animal, that’s just messed up. But PETA…

Early O’Brien Award Candidate

If you want to read something so stupid it will make you shake your head in amazement that anyone would publish it, try this ridiculous cautionary tale from the year 2030, as a man tells his grandson about the good old days when you could buy Christmas wrapping paper and say “Merry Christmas” without being…