Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Semper Fi

Now, as some of you may know, I am a Finance soldier for the US Army, and from time to time I enjoy joshing the Air Force, Navy, and Marines. One time I had a roommate who was prior service Navy, so I played In the Navy on my CD player just for him :) Despite all good fun, I also know we are all on the same team. One organization to applaud is the Marine's Toys for Tots, which has been around for almost 60 years to provide toys for poor children, and through private channels. Unfortunately, a group of fanatics has attacked them for not carrying an indoctrination Jesus doll. Frankly, not every poor child is Christian. Those who are are already getting a religious education from their parents and I bet any fundie church will gladly give those kids this doll, especially if done in some flashy, glitzy way that gets more money in the collection basket. Other kids don't need this doll. How'd Protestant parents like it if Catholic Charities started handing out glow-in-the-dark rosaries and Virgin Mary dolls to their kids. Sure it may be an improvement, but that isn't my call or the call for Catholic Charities to make, and I'm not even practicing anymore, but I have my preferences, still. Personally, I'd rather we dump Christmas as a Federal Holiday and just celebrate World Capitalism Day, on June 3, 2007. Of course, that would eliminate a nice round of days off in December and January for me, but it will contribute to a round of extra days off for Memorial Day weekend timeframe, instead :) More American that way, too.


Irina Tsukerman said...

World Capitalism Day! That's a good one! : )

Red Tulips said...

Yeah, I love it! And you could tell the socialists in this country where to shove it!

Mr. Smarterthanyou said...

Gee, another jew attacking Christian tradition.

And you just got done denying that it was a common problem.

Red Tulips said...

Um...Thomas was raised Roman Catholic. He is not Jewish. He was also joking.

Better luck next time.

Mr. Smarterthanyou said...

I didn't know he was the one who posted it.

Interesting how a Catholic can feel that way though. Must have been all the "prodding" by his neighborhood priest.

Red Tulips said...

Excuse me, but 'Christmas' failed to stand for anything long, long ago.

Lest we forget, jolly ol' Santa Claus was popularized (though not originated) by Coca-Cola.

Origins of Santa

Christmas stands for commercialism and gift giving in the present day, though it originally stood for paganism, what with the not-so-coincidental timing that coincides with the winter soltice, and pagan Christmas tree. Yup, it's true. Christmas today has very little to do with the birth of Christ, an event which no one has a clue when it occurred.

Origins of Christmas

We might as well have a 'Capitalism Day.' At least we would be honest, rather than hypocrites.

Mr. Smarterthanyou said...

It still does seem that jews make lousy houseguests.

Red Tulips said...


What are you babbling about? "Houseguests"? Your column had to do with non-Jewish organizations that are fighting for abortion rights, and against the Establishment of relgion.

Your comment about 'houseguests' implies that Jews are not citizens in their own country. Your babbling bullshit sounds not so dissimilar to Hitler.

Zieg Hiel!

Red Tulips said...


You have crossed the link in your parroting of Nazi propoganda with your assertion that Jews are somehow not true citizens, or out to destablize the world, and that somehow the age-old blood libels against the Jews have a basis in reality.

This post is being banned, but in the future, should I see more of the like from you, I am banning every single one of your future posts.

I have no use for Nazis like you.