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12/24/2010

Scattered Christmas-Related Idiocy

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 6:10 am



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First in the category of moronic convergence an Islamic hate group, and the Westboro idiots, both hate Christmas blaming it for all kinds of bad things like rape, death of soldiers, homosexuality, and so on for reasons I can’t even begin to understand.  The Daily Mail covers the Islamic morons, while this is video of the Westboro idiots singing a parody of Santa Claus is Coming to Town, with the lyics, “Santa Claus Will Drag You To Hell.”  Meanwhile there are reports that the Christian Cross is being banned Bethlehem, to appease Islamic fundamentalists.  Ah, that must be the tolerance Islam is famous for.  I have long wished to visit the holy land, but I’ll probably never be able to do so, safely, in my lifetime.

But the most offensive of these stories has to be this one if only because this is a person I would expect to know better.  Published at the Huffington Post, Senator Rob Menendez writes a letter to Santa about global warming.  Yes, really:

Dear Santa Claus,

I am writing out of concern, because you may have to move from the North Pole due to the dramatic melting of Arctic sea ice. The Navy’s chief oceanographer says that by the summer of 2020 the North Pole may not have summer ice and other scientists project that an ice-free Arctic is possible as soon as 2012!

Sure, scare the kids that global warming would ruin Christmas, thus politicizing Christmas.  You know, words cannot quite capture how I feel and reading this, so let me try to express how I feel with a picture:

[deleted pic of middle finger.]

Seriously, what a jerk.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

39 Responses to “Scattered Christmas-Related Idiocy”

  1. Ice-free arctic by 2012 !!!!

    JD (6e25b4)

  2. This is so stupid. Everyone knows that Santa’s North Pole home is enclosed in a magic snow globe, which protects it from the horrid killing Arctic climate.

    Snow globes float.

    Jeeze, Menendez is really out of the loop.

    Pious Agnostic (f24095)

  3. If there is an idiotic statement to be made, Menendez is just the turd to make it. He is always, always in I-hate-because-I-am mode, the nasty, mean Democratic.

    Fred Beloit (3f1b2d)

  4. As for the Islamic morons, well, they aren’t Christians. They don’t believe that Jesus is the Son of God. They don’t believe that Jesus died and rose from the dead.

    It’d be stupid to expect them to be all “Ho ho ho Merry Chrismas!”

    On the other hand, STFU on Christmas, and we’ll try to keep our comments about your murderous pedophile religion founder to ourselves on Ramadan, OK?

    Pious Agnostic (f24095)

  5. Just when has the good Senator from Christieland New Jersey been right about anything?
    We can only hope that the Governor can provide enough inspiration to the voters there to show the door to the Lautenberg/Menendez clown-show.

    AD-RtR/OS! (b8ab92)

  6. There was a nice story from Watts Up With That displaying the vacuity of warmists [edited]. It is about George Monbiot’s vigorous defense of harsh climate being a result of global warming (earlier he had made a case that mild winters were a result of global warming, so, you know, global warming causes everything – that’s great science right there). In the portion of the piece discussing “Arctic warming, they expose Monbiot’s contention of huge hot spots as centered around the only places with measuring stations, which are populated, in the Arctic and using the tired tactic of spreading those measurements 1200 kilometers over areas with no measuring stations, to show huge heat blooms over the Arctic area. Result – fabricated heating hysteria based on no actual measured data. Same trick used by warmists time and again.

    As they say, RTWT.

    [Dailyrocks: look in your inbox for an email explaining the deletion.]

    daleyrocks (bfdac7)

  7. Daley – that comment follows the standard form of the midget skin flute player, as does the denier link.

    JD (0d2ffc)

  8. JD – The link was hilarious.

    daleyrocks (bfdac7)

  9. A.W. – Nothing hit yet, but I think I get it. You might want to lose my 8:00 a.m. comment as well.

    daleyrocks (bfdac7)

  10. and we’ll try to keep our comments about your murderous pedophile religion founder to ourselves on Ramadan, OK?

    Question from the MFM: huh? Who’s that?

    Dmac (498ece)

  11. The bottom of the poster declares: ‘In Islam we are protected from all of these evils. We have marriage, family, honour, dignity, security, rights for man, woman and child.’

    The very definition of irony considering the spearheading extremist loves him some Sharia.

    On the upside, it’s encouraging to see the citizenry and officials pushing back and not rolling over on this one.

    Dana (8ba2fb)

  12. “On the upside, it’s encouraging to see the citizenry and officials pushing back and not rolling over on this one.”

    Dana – On the downside, Judicial Watch secured the release of documents and emails showing Mayor Bloomberg and his administration actively supporting the Ground Zero Mosque. Probably has nothing to do with his substantial business interests in the Middle East and represents no conflict to that sacred separation of church and state that liberals love to point to that doesn’t appear in the Constitution, though.

    daleyrocks (bfdac7)

  13. Dana – I forgot, you’re an idiot if you disagree with Bloomberg’s position on that. He said so himself.

    daleyrocks (bfdac7)

  14. daley, I’ve long given up on the little tightly-wound Bloomberg. I find his entire nattering mother hen quality very unattractive and am puzzled why the tough brash NYers roll over and submit… anywho, the latest I read is that the Saud King Abdullah suggests moving the mosque to the West Village.

    “He says the king wants to do this as a p.r. move — to save the hospital and move the mosque away from the World Trade Center site,” the source added. “He wants to show that Muslims can do good works.”

    A good p.r. move indeed.

    Dana (8ba2fb)

  15. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOq-8kvAV3o&feature=player_embedded]R. Lee Ermey describes Menendez[/url] (warning NSFW, and foul language)

    SPQR (26be8b)

  16. Oops.

    This is the Youtube video link intended above. See warnings.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  17. @SPQR: what foul language?

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  18. Dana – I lived in the West Village just out of college a block north of Christopher Street. Back then, before the AIDs epidemic hit the gay community, there were a number of drinking establishments in my hood, the Ramrod, the Boots and Saddle, the Anvil and the like. While I’m sure the area has changed, I think its legacy is a great choice for the King.

    daleyrocks (bfdac7)

  19. _______________________________________________

    because this is a person I would expect to know better.

    Why would you expect a “progressive”/Democrat to know better?! Worse of all, I wouldn’t be surprised if Rob Menendez is your garden-variety limousine liberal. So I picture him living a nice lifestyle — maybe even tooling around town in an SUV, using his fair share of AC and heating, and residing in a big house — while scolding everyone else to be eco friendly.

    Mark (411533)

  20. _________________________________________

    emails showing Mayor Bloomberg and his administration actively supporting the Ground Zero Mosque.

    What really says a lot about him is when the attempted bombing of Times Square several months ago first hit the news, he theorized it was the work not of Islamofascists but of Tea Partiers. That is the epitome of the ass-backwards nature of people like Bloomberg. They have a knack of often transposing good and bad people, good and bad situations. Then again, New York’s mayor is of the left.

    Mark (411533)

  21. They’re just having a little hissy fit because the last few years sea ice coverage in the summertime has been way down at the north pole.

    In wintertime the sea ice coverage for both poles combined is the same as it was 30 years ago (about 30 million km2).

    Also, just about all polar ice is over land in Antarctica (about 90% of the world’s ice is at the south pole…and most of it ain’t sea ice).

    I don’t think we need to panic just yet.

    Data for sea ice coverage can be found here.

    http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/

    And, anyone who thinks all the arctic polar ice is going to melt by 2012 is flat out nuts (unless things change in a big hurry).

    Merry Christmas Eve to all.

    Dave Surls (5c0860)

  22. I have noticed a definite leftward shift in Bloomberg News recently. I don’t know if it is selection bias on my part of they have marching orders from the presidential candidate.

    Mike K (568408)

  23. A Christmas present for all of the Pattericanistae: Mrs Pico’s world famous pumpkin chocolate chip cookies:

    * 2 cups canned pumpkin
    * 1 cup sugar
    * ½ cup cooking oil
    * 2 cups all-purpose flour
    * 2 tsp baking powder
    * 1 tsp cinnamon
    * ½ tsp salt
    * 1 tsp baking soda
    * 1 tsp milk
    * 2 tsp vanilla
    * 1 bag Nestle’s Toll House chocolate chips

    Preheat oven to 350º F. Combine pumpkin, sugar and oil in a mixing bowl. Add flour, baking powder cinnamon and salt, mixing well. Mix soda and milk in a separate container, then add to cookie mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla.

    Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake @ 350º F until done; about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm with lots and lots of ice-cold milk, and napkins, since you’ll get melted chocolate chips all over your fingers.

    The always helpful Dana (bd7e62)

  24. “I have long wished to visit the holy land, but I’ll probably never be able to do so, safely, in my lifetime.”
    Well, currently you can safely visit Israel which has several places of holy significance to Christians, including places in Jerusalem, Nazareth and Capernaum.

    Ira (28a423)

  25. I also have a beef with The Weather Channel. They’re running stories about how kids sledding on snow are bound to get killed sooner or later.

    TWC is getting to be like porn for weather safety geeks.

    Jones (72b0ed)

  26. Jones-

    I hear you. At times it seems like a miracle that any of us born before 1980 lived to adulthood.

    That said, however, I did have the terrible experience of watching a son slam head-first into a concrete pipe in a drainage ditch while sledding about 15 years ago. Thankfully a mild-moderate concussion and a self-healing basilar skull fracture were all he suffered. So, they at least need to know when to roll off the sled. If there is one obstacle on a hill side that can be dangerous, it seems to send out a “tractor beam” to pull the unwary straight into trouble.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  27. I have long wished to visit the holy land, but I’ll probably never be able to do so, safely, in my lifetime.

    Jeez! My Mother went last year and she’s 71. I’ve been 3 times in the past 20 years including this year.

    Either you really aren’t that interested in visiting Israel or your just freaking afraid of the elastic in your underwear!

    Or really capable of silly hyperbole.

    Davebo (c63c4d)

  28. I hear you. At times it seems like a miracle that any of us born before 1980 lived to adulthood.

    The further miracle is that anyone born after 1980 is able to mature to adulthood – it seems to happen to only a few, a select few!
    Possibly, a lack of exposure to edumacators grounded in the basic non-values found in the counter-culture is a contributing factor to that selectivity.

    AD-RtR/OS! (fb45ff)

  29. Sanctimonious in extremis

    Icy Texan (38b92d)

  30. Given all the safety crap, I must have died a dozen times in my childhood.

    We are raising a generation that considers a pencil to be a dangerous weapon.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  31. pencils ARE a dangerous weapon… as i explained in great detail to a former wow-orker who was expounding on the benefits of a weapon free w*rk place.

    they were not amused when i made it clear that just about everything in their cubicle and the rest of the office could be used to visit lethal damage upon their tender frame.

    unsurprisingly, i was shortly thereafter called in for having allegedly threatening them, when what i really did was threaten their world view. fortunately, there were sane witnesses, so i only got lectures about scaring people.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  32. Some Christmas-related inspiration to counter the idiocy — General Petraeus visits the troops in Afghanistan:

    Petraeus’ visits Saturday also took him to the region of one of the main NATO offensives in the south this year- the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in Helmand province, scene of some of the heaviest fighting recently with the Taliban.

    He spoke to the Marines on the base, praising them for the improvements in the area, which still sees Taliban attacks.

    “You are part of America’s new greatest generation. It is not just the courage that you have shown, it is not just the skills that you have shown in arms, although you have had to do that on a near daily basis in tough areas like this,” he told the men and women of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Unit. “It is the versatility that you demonstrate going outside the wire every day, being ready for a hand grenade or a handshake and knowing what to do if either of those comes your way.”

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  33. The further miracle is that anyone born after 1980 is able to mature to adulthood – it seems to happen to only a few, a select few!
    Comment by AD-RtR/OS

    You’ve got me on that, and with far more consequences.

    Thanks for that note, DRJ.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  34. I’m really quite surprised no one has recalled last year when the leftard idiots at Build-A-Bear decided to scare the CRAP out of little kids with dire warnings of “No more Xmas at the North Pole!!”

    Build-A-Bear Idiocy

    IGotBupkis (a2ac5b)

  35. “The further miracle is that anyone born after 1980 is able to mature to adulthood”

    AD – I insist on deliberately embarrassing my kids with my behavior, all of whom were born after 1980, as often as possible. You’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.

    daleyrocks (bfdac7)

  36. Well, daley, it would help to not run for political office.
    There are far too many immature exhibitionists on the ballot already.
    But, I wasn’t talking about that (as I am sure you realize), but about the generation or two that seem to be unable to escape their teen-age years, dependency wise – but it does make it easier to attend their High-School 25th-Anniversary Re-union.
    It is embarrassing though when their kids act more mature than they do.

    AD-RtR/OS! (fb45ff)

  37. I like the idea of Christmas Song parodys if they sing Santa Claus Will Drag You To Hell maybe we could sing back something like

    On the 4th Day of Ramadan the Imam gave to me

    Four- Death- Fatwas

    Three Ayatollahs
    Two Sunni Sheiks

    And a Martyr in a Suicide Vest

    Dan Kauffman (944e3c)


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