Archive for christmas spirit

Doonesbury, Iraq edition: "Eight years! You had EIGHT YEARS!"


Dedicated to BushCo and their fine handiwork. Merry Christmas and peace out...  from the Laffy family and of course, the razor sharp Garry Trudeau.


VIDEO: Walmart Black Friday carnage. Woman's pepper spray attack was "competitive shopping"


Cartoon by Wes Bausmith for. the L.A. Times


L.A. Times:

A woman who pepper-sprayed other shoppers Thursday night at the Wal-Mart in Porter Ranch had armed herself with the caustic spray to gain an advantage in the fight for merchandise at the Black Friday sale, a fire captain said.

Merry Christmas! Do unto others! It's the giving season, so what better way to engage in  Christmas spirit and spread holiday joy than a shot of pepper spray?

on Nov 25, 2011:

This video was taken at the Walmart in Porter Ranch, CA on November 24th, 2011 during the store's Black Friday sales.

What you're seeing is a clip taken of a group of shoppers ripping and tearing at each other and a kiosk to get their hands on discounted Xbox 360 games. During the mayhem, one woman thought she was going to be robbed, so she pulled out her pepper spray and blasted the crowd. From my understanding another girl was shot directly in the face with the spray.

You can see the Security guards escorting the girl in a white shirt away from the area at the end of the video.

All this for a few video games....

This video was shot by Melissa Sampson.


PhotOh! Ann Coulter's Christmas gift pick: Mohammed Legos


Hypocridiot Ann Coulter is already Christmas shopping, as has been documented by this tweet:

And what does that link lead to? Why, it takes you straight to an image of that very special something that Ann Coulter announces to the world, in her opinion, would be a great Christmas gift!

What a unique stocking stuffer! Fun for the whole family!

Christmas: A holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus and, supposedly, peace on earth and goodwill toward men.

So much for Christmas spirit.


Coulter says that she holds Christian beliefs, but has not declared her membership in any particular denomination; she has mentioned that her father was Catholic while her mother was not.[51] At one public lecture she said: "I don't care about anything else: Christ died for my sins and nothing else matters."[52]

"Nothing else matters." Apparently not.

H/t: 1kecko


VIDEO- Harkin to Vitter: "I just want people to know who's keeping us here"


By GottaLaff

GOP Obstruction version 34389734789237892:

Delay. Block. Or in the Old White Rushpublic partys' case, constipate:

Republican Senator David Vitter (Louisiana) objects to taking a vote on health reform at 6pm on December 23, forcing Senators to remain in session on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas.


VIDEO- The real War on Christmas: Jesus shoots Santa in display


By GottaLaff

Jesus Shoots Santa In Christmas Display

Seasons greetings, Bill O'Reilly! You know how you always seem to be blaming evil liberal Commies for the so-called War on Christmas? The one in which the words "happy holidays" are the weapon of choice? I still haven't figured out what war that is exactly... but I did stumble across a showdown between Jesus and his former colleague Santa. Thought you might be interested.

So will Bill-O and friends condemn Jesus for gunning down Kris Kringle? Or will they stand by J.C.'s Second Amendment rights and call it self defense? Killing Rudolph would have been more acceptable. After all, he's only a reindeer, and hunting is A-OK with most folks, right? But running him over? Scandalous.

Oh, but I kid the Bill-O.

Seriously, what kind of "creative" mind comes up with brutal faux Santacide as appropriate front yard art?

Jesus Christ, you have the right to remain silent... night:

A Christmas display featuring Jesus shooting Santa Claus and a run-over Rudolph is riling some residents of a California neighborhood, KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, Calif., reported. Homeowner Ron Lake said his Christmas display in Nipomo is an expression of his repressed creativity, and that Santa represents the commercialism of Christmas.

Let's not forget that whole First Amendment thing, either. In this case, it's very disturbing, unpleasant freedom of speech.

Well, at least per Ron Lake, we now know what Jesus would do.

PLEASE NOTE: I REMOVED THE VIDEO because it was doing that autoplay thing. You can find it here.


VIDEO: The First Lady Delivers Toys for Tots


By GottaLaff

With all this heated debatey health carey talk, the holidays tend to be ignored in the Blogosphere. So, here's a nice break:

I say this every time I post a Michelle video, but I lerve the First Lady. She never disappoints.

First Lady Michelle Obama visits the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toy for Tots warehouse in Stafford, VA to deliver toys donated by White House staff.


Boy Sent Home For Drawing Of Crucifixion


By GottaLaff

Yes, everything must have the worst possible connotation, especially when it comes to religion and/or race. This poor kid:
A Taunton father is furious his eight-year-old son was sent home from school and required to undergo a psychological evaluation after he drew a stick-figure picture of a crucifixion.

It started on December 2, when the boy's second-grade teacher at the Maxham Elementary School asked the class to sketch something that reminded them of Christmas.

The boy, who has special educational needs, had recently gone with his family to see the Christmas display at the LaSalette shrine, a Christian retreat in Attleboro.

He drew what appeared to be a crucified Jesus Christ with X's covering his eyes to signify that he had died on the cross.

He then told the teacher that the person he drew on the cross was himself.

The teacher was concerned it might be a sign of violence and she contacted school officials.

And yes, race was brought up as a factor:

"As soon as he said that that was him on this cross (sleeping) – red flag! She ran with it! Touchdown! I got 'em. I'm gonna have him evaluated, there's something wrong with this minority kid. We gotta get in his mind."

"I'm sick of using the race card, but being a black man, I feel that I'm racially discriminated, me and my child."

Read the rest here. Then go hit a pillow.

H/t: Terry Travers