More Idiotarian Grinches…

It’s amazing how, considering how Massive Mounds of Moronitude such as James Wolcott keep claiming that it isn’t so, stories like this one keep popping up (tip o’ the crown to LC Joe Dromedary):

HAMPTON – A parent of a Hampton Academy Junior High School student says the principal of the school told his son to leave the school?s holiday dance on Friday night because the boy was dressed in a Santa Claus costume, which was politically incorrect.

Oh, what times we live in when dressing up as Santa for a fucking CHRISTMAS PARTY is considered “politically incorrect”.

Michael Lafond said his son, Bryan, went to the dance dressed as Santa because it was a holiday party.

Come on, Michael, you can say it. We promise that you won’t get seized by hordes of frothing fundamentalists if you do. Come on, say it. You know you want to:

CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!

There you go, don’t you feel all better now, not to mention the amusing sight of Militant Atheist Jihadis scurrying for cover, holding their ears for fear that G-d Himself will reach down and forcibly convert them to Christianity, now that The Word That Must Not Be Uttered? has been unleashed?

“He asked if he could dress like Santa and we said yes,” said Lafond. “We went to Brooks and purchased the outfit and everything.”

Lafond said his wife dropped off Bryan at the school.

“I went to the dance with my friend,” said Bryan Lafond, who is in seventh grade. “He had an elf hat on and we thought it was pretty cool.”

Elves – OK. Santa – not OK.

Hey, principal panties-in-a-wad, who the everloving fuck do you think employs said elves?

“Everyone loved the suit, but when I went by the principal, he asked why I was dressed like that.”

This would be one of those times when His Majesty, had he been Bryan, would’ve looked with pity upon the drooling fuckwit principal and said something along the lines of:

“Weeeeelll… Let’s see, it’s December 17th and we’re celebrating the holidays. Wonder what holiday that could be? Hmmm… IT’S BECAUSE IT’S FUCKING CHRISTMAS, YOU STINKING HEAP OF IGNORANT, IDIOTARIAN MANURE!”

It would’ve been worth the suspension.

Principal Fred Muscara said he told the boy he couldn?t get into the dance because he was wearing the costume.

That Evil, Dangerous Politically Incorrect Costume?, mind you.

“It was a holiday party,” said Muscara. “It was not a Christmas party. “

And what holiday would you be celebrating at this time of year, then, you inexcusably insipid Idiotarian imp? Summer solstice?

“There is a separation of church and state.”

There is? We shudder to think that children go to schools with principals who can’t even read the fucking first amendment reside.

But we suppose that a seventh grader showing up in a Santa costume is tantamount to Congress establishing a religion in your pitifully pathetic little brain. How you fucking manage to tie your shoes in the morning without strangling yourself is beyond us. It’s also a great pity.

Finally, would you care to explain to us which “church” worships at the altar of
Santa Claus? We’ve got all day, you simpering suckweasel.

“We have a lot of students that go to Hampton Academy Junior High that have different religions. We have to be sensitive to that.”

Did you get any complaints from said students, afraid that Bryan’s costume would destroy their faith and drive them into the arms of Christian Fundamentalists armed with pointed sticks?

Bryan said while Muscara didn?t say he had to leave, he told Bryan if he wanted to go the dance he would have to change out of the suit and put on proper attire for the dance.

Having nothing to change into, Bryan left the dance to try and find his mother.

“My wife was leaving the parking lot when she saw Bryan running out of the building,” said Lafond. “He told her that the principal said it was politically incorrect to wear the Santa outfit.”

“I saw him running out of the building crying,” said Leslie Lafond, Bryan?s mother.

Well isn’t that sweet? That bullying fucknozzle of a “principal” ran off a seventh grader all in the name of his own self-invented “political correctness”.

If I’d been Bryan’s dad, that principal would be trying to pick up his teeth with ten broken fingers by now.

But here’s the kicker, and I see big trouble in Principal Prickhead’s future because of it:

Lafond said while he disagrees with their reasoning he could almost understand it.

What he couldn?t understand was why his son was able to leave the dance.

“One of reasons why we are so angry is that the school has a policy that says once you go to the dance you can?t leave until it?s over,” said Lafond. “You can?t leave school grounds unless they call a parent. If my wife wasn?t there, my son would have been out roaming the streets.”

Note, please, that Principal Needledick had no knowledge that Bryan’s mom was nearby.

Then note, if you please, that what Principal Soon-To-Be-Owned did was turning a minor loose in the streets without supervision in the middle of winter.

I hope the Lafonds get a mean, fire-breathing, unscrupulous lawyer and sue Principal Pissant into oblivion.

Oh, and here’s to him and his ilk:

MERRY CHRISTMAS, ASSHOLE!

81 comments

  1. 1
    Cheryl growls and barks:

    What they gonna do now? Arrest carolers for singing “Away in a Manger” in public?

    [SIGHS WITH GRIEF]

    Merry Christmas Emperor, and may the new year be more hopeful for you and yours!

  2. 2
    an dalusian dog growls and barks:

    No, what we want at our school is to have our students dress as our celegbrity role mudels do, you know, the stupid spoiled whore look,
    So why cant we have a separation between paganism and state?

  3. 3
    Robert McClelland growls and barks:

    [That does it.

    McFuckface, you've just signed yourself up to be "JBeezed".

    For a classic demonstration of what it means to be "JBeezed", all you have to do is show your skanky ass here again, you son-of-a-crack-whore-bitch.

    Come on and make my day, fuckwit.  -Lord Spatula I, King, Tyrant and member of The Management™]

  4. 4
    LC Army NCO Guy growls and barks:

    Merry Christmas, Robert, now go away.

  5. 5
    Jennifer Snow growls and barks:

    I’m an atheist and frankly I don’t see what all the fuss is about. I celebrate Christmas quite happily and wish everyone I know a cheerful “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year”.

  6. 6
    LC Army NCO Guy growls and barks:

    See? Common sense! Merry Christams, Jennifer!

  7. 7
    Luis Cipher growls and barks:

    As a devout Satanist, I find this whole situation a toss-up between mildly amusing and utterly irritating.
    Who cares WHAT spew issues from the mouth of said administrator.Don’t expect to change his mind, as the most productive thing you can do with a liberal is intimidate them into silence.
    Beat him with a rubber hose. It’s not like it will be fatal, maybe he’ll shut the hell up and leave poor Bryan alone. Physical violence IS intensly gratifying for its own sake, and a wonderful stress release.

  8. 8
    LC CanForce101 growls and barks:

    Luis Cipher said:

    Beat him with a rubber hose.

    Use a phone book, it leaves no marks.

    Merry Christmas everybody and have a Happy New Year!

  9. 9
    LC mrs heather, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Pity Boobert everyone.

    Ever since Zhorik made him convert to Islam, he can’t celebrate Christmas anymore.

    You know, Misery loving company and all that.

  10. 10
    LC TripleNeckSteel growls and barks:

    Sigh…

    You just don’t get it, do you, Canadian Robert McClelland?

    Only in your elaborately-detailed fantasy world could the actions of anyone complaining about the secularization of a religious holiday (Christmas, you dolt) in order to appease whatever small-minded minorities that might somehow be offended by others’ religious observation, be construed as “intolerance”.

    I want to believe this Robert McClelland is a vary subtle satirist, and he’s trying to agree on how utterly incomprehensible it is that people who are so weakminded as to be offended merely by others’ observation of religion or tradition (Let’s face it– most people’s observation of xmas is more tradition than religion) even exist.

    I mean, how does someone else’s religion hurt you or your religion? If some guy shows up at my job in his krazy Kwaanza outfit (is there one?), I don’t think I’ll feel threatened in my agnosticism. Similarly, the sight of a Santa doesn’t make me want to call in close-air support from the ACLU.

    You are kidding, right, Robert? You’re not really that empty-headed and PC, right? Please say you aren’t.

    And by the way, Robert, here in America, nobody knows what a “whinger” is. In fact, we took out the “g” a long time ago– it’s now simply “whiner“.

    You seem like a whiner who is afraid that the ChristiaNazisr are coming to take you off to a seminary, or something inane like that.

  11. 11
    Korgmeister growls and barks:

    Lemme, see, if I were in the kid’s position, I’d return in plain dress with a large aluminium pole.

    Then I’d say “Merry fucking Festivus, asshole! Let us proceed to the airing of the grievances. Hmm, let’s see, you dissapointed me by being a blithering idiot, ruining my Holiday dance and putting me in danger due to being negigent. Let us proceed with the feats of strength, namely, who can hit each other in the kneecaps hardest with the festivus pole. Me first!”

    WHAM!

    “Ok, your turn.”

  12. 12
    Red (State) Army NCO growls and barks:

    Congratulations, Boobert, you found cut and paste. Now find shut down and we’ll be all set.

  13. 13
    LC Joseph Dromedary growls and barks:

    TNS

    Don’t pay Boobert any heed. Just scroll by him…nothing to see here…move along….

    He is just your garden variety Canadian Leftist that can be best described in two very simple and straight forward words……fucking goofball comes to mind.

    Merry Christmas from the saner Great White North.

  14. 14
    Fraydog growls and barks:

    Alright, Mr. McClelland, that has just got to be sarcasm, right?

    Last time I checked we weren’t trying to keep people from saying “Happy Haunakkah” or “Happy Kwanzaa” or anything like that. It’s really only the Anti-Christ Litigation Unit that’s trying to take the “CHRIST” out of Christmas. Yet you have the nerves to call us “Reich Whingers”.

    Yet I almost have to feel sorry for people like you who are probably all alone at this time of year, then I realize that’s because you have all the personality of a cheese grater.

    Oh well, Merry Christmas Idiotarian!

  15. 15

    Unfortunately, Boobert is as serious as a heart attack. (And about as welcome.) In the spirit of the Politically Correct Holiday Season™, however, I shall refrain from inviting Boobert to go fuck himself. See how nice I am? See how PC I can be?

    For the rest of you, I have a wee gift. I’m sure you’ll be able to put it to good use.

    fmuscara@sau21.k12.nh.us

    I can’t find an email address for the superintendent, but this should work just fine for anyone who’d like to make a few observations to the big guy:

    Superintendent James F. Gaylord
    Phone: 603-926-8992
    Address: 2 Alumni Dr. Hampton, NH 03842-2284

    On the school’s website you’ll notice two interesting things:

    1. Fred is listed as the INTERIM Principal. With any luck at all, this little faux pas should insure he never makes it to bonafide Principal.

    2. There are four expectations listed on the website for students at Hampton Academy Junior High School:

    Manage yourself

    Cooperate with others

    Respect the property of others

    Act in a healthy, legal and ethical manner

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

  16. 16
    LC Ron growls and barks:

    Second that, Mrs. Snow.

    Do you wonder where atheists like us are in the media? When is someone going to put a level headed nonbeliever on TV to refute the perception that all atheists hate Christmas? I am toying with the idea of beginning a blog or maybe something bigger that would be a force for change of perception, and a place where we too could join in the fight against activist atheists. I was just fucking around with some semblance of a mission statement, here goes, tell me what y’all think:

    Atheism is NOT- a religion. There is no text, no unified belief system, and no church. We do not believe in Atheism. We simply do not believe in God.

    Atheism is NOT- diametrically opposed to the aims of Christianity. We are partaking in the American principles of free expression and association, as does every American citizen.

    Atheism is NOT- wedded to Communism. Atheism is an individual choice and sensible atheists do not want to force or intimidate others into thinking like them.

    Contrary to what the press may have you believe, all atheists are not social activists bent on destroying the Christian fabric that America is fashioned from. We are acutely aware that this is a CHRISTIAN NATION. It does not and should not bother us. Its unprecedented freedom allows us, without force, to believe or disbelieve how we wish, and we do not wish to alter or eradicate the traditions of the Christians who made this country great. It certainly was not Atheism that brought America to prominence, rather, a Protestant conception of a benevolent God who provided people with bounty provided they work for it.

    We do not live in dhimmitude, we are far from persecuted; we are not offended when people profess faith. We do not cringe whenever we see a cross or a Christmas tree. We do not make our children pariahs at school by raising controversy over mere words that one may opt out of saying.

    We are not what you see on TV. We disavow the likes of Michael Newdow and Madalyn O? Hair. We are not intellectual bullies. We are not morally superior. We do not hold modern Christians responsible for the ills of history.

    GOD WORKS for the majority of our citizens. We celebrate anything which uplifts Americans in this way. We join you readily to fight the activists and radicals who are using your own Constitution and courts against you to undo your society- the society that you, the Christian, has built. We refuse to allow a disturbed minority with a chip on its shoulder to inhibit and censor your right to be a person of faith. We despise the tyranny of any minority.

    We are sick of the war on Christianity in America.

  17. 17
    LC Ron growls and barks:

    Does Mr McFuckhead have one of those dynamic IPs that cant be pinned down? I just don’t know why he is allowed to post here. He’s not even amusing.

  18. 18
    Bill H growls and barks:

    I was just fucking around with some semblance of a mission statement, here goes, tell me what y’all think:

    Where do I sign up?

  19. 19
    Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant growls and barks:

    Does Mr McFuckhead have one of those dynamic IPs that cant be pinned down? I just don’t know why he is allowed to post here. He’s not even amusing.

    Unfortunately, Ron, McFuckface is probably another IP spoofer, capable of changing his IP on a whim.

    However, ’tis okay.  I’m going to do to him what I did to JBeez – in other words, LCs…leave him alone, he’s just volunteered to be my bitch.

    You were warned, McFuckface, but you chose to ignore me anyway.  Now you’re going to pay the price, motherfucker, the very next time you show up here.

    It’s about to get very ugly.  Brace yourselves, LCs.

  20. 20
    LC Mikenchi growls and barks:

    I was just fucking around with some semblance of a mission statement, here goes, tell me what y’all think…

    Just toying around with it, change Atheism to ‘A Patriot’ in your mission statement and it still works. The divisive lefty loons want soooo much to eradicate our roots and pound us all into a homogenous PC mold.
    Let it fly LC Ron, it would fill a much needed niche.

  21. 21

    An article on the same incident in the Boston Herald has a few more bits of information about the entire incident. The boy’s mom had publicly stated she wasn’t going to make any more statements about it. And she didn’t. Until the superintendent pissed her off by suddenly trying to rewrite history:

    (Mrs.) Lafond broke her own vow to stop talking publicly about the case after reading that Superintendent James Gaylord described her son’s transgression as not dressing up enough.

    She said her son was allowed to re-enter the dance in a T-shirt and the principal was clear about why he was booting Bryan.

    “We were told by the principal that night that he had to be sensitive to other religions at the school,” she said.

    That surprised fellow seventh-grader May Pickard, since she remembered holiday tunes at the party, including the one about St. Nick’s prize reindeer.

    “They played `Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ at the dance,” she said.

    Neither Muscara nor Gaylord returned phone calls, but the district education chief told The Union Leader that Bryan was kicked out of the dance for not living up to the dress code. He described it as requiring students to wear “good clothes.”

    Others weren’t buying that line.

    Maybe Gaylord deserves a few cluebats upside the head as well. Remember LCs, ’tis better to give than to receive!

  22. 22
    LC Army NCO Guy growls and barks:

    It’s really only the Anti-Christ Litigation Unit that’s trying to take the “CHRIST” out of Christmas.

    Fraydog, that’s even better than “Anti-Christian Lunatics United”.

  23. 23
    LC Monster Kabasue growls and barks:

    I don’t know which is sader, the story or the fact that I know what Korgmeister was refering to. As for the priniciple they will probably give him the job full time and a raise for this shity little stunt. I have no faith at all in the goverment school system. My wife had the misfortune of being in the school system for a year serving under an openly bigot principle.

  24. 24
    Jennifer Snow growls and barks:

    Thank you everyone who wished me Merry Christmas. I’m afraid I can’t wholeheartedly agree with LC Ron’s statement, but I would NEVER support legislation to restrict people working out their own lives in their own ways. Oh, and it’s MISS Snow, dear.

  25. 25
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    I think Lord Spatula is going to stick something in Robert’s Christmas stocking and it ain’t gonna be coal.

    ;)

  26. 26
    Beth growls and barks:

    That shitferbrains McFuckface crapped on my rug yesterday. IP 216.98.119.14 is what I got from the DNA testing on his feces.

    Even worse, the asshat left a one-way trackback!

  27. 27
    Luis Cipher growls and barks:

    Bah. All the same… Administrators, Managers, Bureaucrats, Environmental Activists, etc., add dogma with a dash of righteous indignation and you get just this sort of situation.
    These turdsuckers are nothing more than playground bullies. Treat them as such. It works.

    They deserve no less.

  28. 28
    LC Ron growls and barks:

    Guess you didnt like the “Christian Nation” part, Miss Snow? :)

  29. 29
    Sarge growls and barks:

    As a Christian, I greatly appreciate what Ron had to say about atheism and atheists. I have actually taken to dividing atheists into two catagories, atheists and anti-theists. Anti-theists are the people who are vehemently attacking Christianity. Atheists are those who say “I do not belive that God exists”, anti-theists are those who say “God must not exist”. Anti-theist vehemently oppose the existance of God because his existance would get in the way of their agenda. Communist are a good example of this. If people are dedicating their lives to God, they cannot be persuaded to dedicate them to the state. Solution? Eliminate God.

    I respect everybodies right to believe as they wish. If you don’t want to believe in God thats fine with me. I would like you to believe in Him so that you can share in the joy that I have, but I have no desire/intention to force you to do so. Nor am I threatened by your unbelief. If I know that a wall is painted red, somebody telling me that it is painted blue does nothing to change the fact that I know it is red. The fact that they think the wall is blue is their problem, not mine.

    Just my two bits.

    http://www.sgtpundit.com

  30. 30
    Sarge growls and barks:

    Sorry about the double post, it was unintentional.

    http://www.sgtpundit.com

    [Not a problem, Sarge, it happens sometimes.  We gotcha covered.  -The Management™]

  31. 31
    LC GreatDane growls and barks:

    Taking the Politically Correct to the point of not allowing santa claus anymore is ridicilous. At least in Europe we can still say christmas, weinachten, noel & jul.

  32. 32
    LC GreatDane growls and barks:

    Just a thought…

    PC is an ‘ism’. (actually it is an -ness, but never mind).

    Isms don’t last forever. PC forbidding the concept of christmas is a degeneration way of out proportion. And degeneration is generally a sign that an Ism is dying. Let’s hope soon.

  33. 33
    Dinsdtan growls and barks:

    Hey, it’s a private school. If they don’t want that Santa bullshit, then they have the right to forbid it. If they don’t want any specific mentions of Christmas or any other religious holidays, then that’s their right. If they think Jesus likes to suck big black dicks, so be it. The parents can fuck off and drag their kid out of the school. And you all should fuck off and realize that Christianity, while still prevalent in the majority of society, is on the downswing. The populace is getting smarter, and they don’t want that mythological horseshit in their faces. The courts are agreeing with this, and this is why the ACLU is able to wipe their asses with your silly cross-worshipping religion.

  34. 34
    Greg growls and barks:

    Dinsdtan…up your ass sideways….your anti-christian f*cker. We in the Red States are coming for you guys…getting ready to move back to Europe…

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

  35. 35
    ramesh growls and barks:

    duncesatan,you must be one of those self righteous liberals who preach tolerance but cannot tolerate any reference to religion or God.

  36. 36
    LC NeilV growls and barks:

    An idiot like duncestan has breath thats more offensive then any christians, I have run into lately, allthough the Evengalist I met on the Plane from Nirobi was an exception.
    He will go though natural selection on next trip back.
    I mean whats up with all these so called tolerent Hipsters? Who are cool with Pagan ,Vegan ,Islamist,Zorastorist,but let them see a Santa and they think its forced conversion for you at JesusLand Reeducation centers in all the red states. They are the easily offended ninnes, who take cigeerettes out of bars ,and who flee in terror at the site of a cigar ,But they will pump down 20 bong hits and still get huffy about a cigar in a resteraunt,Fooking saftey Nazi prigs.
    arrggghhhh They are pissing me off at Chrismas,must have some more egg nogg.
    I am heading to the Porch for a fine Cuban Hand Roll.

  37. 37
    CDR Will growls and barks:

    I believe it was Voltaire who said that in one generation Christianity would be gone. Within 20 years of his death, they were printing Bibles on his presses.

  38. 38
    LC 0311 crunchie growls and barks:

    Dinstdan

    Merry Christmas and may the Blessings of Christ Our Lord and Savior be on you.

    (turn southern language translator on) Bless your little heart, aint you just the sweetest thing.(southern off)

  39. 39
    Natasha G.L.O.R.&I.P.P.W. growls and barks:

    Yo, dunce-boy! I am an atheist. I celebrate Christmas. To me, it’s one more way to enjoy myself, and to be happy. Of course, I understand that pursuit of happiness and enjoyment of life is verboten for you whiny leftists, since happiness, ultimately, is a very selfish matter. But, to tell you the truth, I could not care less what miserable whining fucks like you have to say. Wallow in your misery and angst all you want. Just don’t expect anyone else to do the same. I am sick of you losers tryong to impose your idiotic Marxist religion on me. And MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS to you, pizdyuk!

  40. 40
  41. 41
    Natasha G.L.O.R.&I.P.P.W. growls and barks:

    Oops, too much egg-nog the night before and not enough preview today. The word should be “trying”, of course.

  42. 42
    Robert McClelland growls and barks:

    My dog’s name is Natasha – that certainly expplains why i’ve been panting a lot lately!

  43. 43
    Natasha G.L.O.R.&I.P.P.W. growls and barks:

    Aww, little Boo McClelland, crying out for attention, since his crack whore mother spent all his Christmas money on dope. I’d say his little cry of desperation is kind of cute, but what are those awful runny sores on his face?

  44. 44
    Natasha G.L.O.R.&I.P.P.W. growls and barks:

    Boo, why are you still alive? Come on, kill yourself already. You are such a hypocrite. You support splodeydopes, but I don’t see you ‘sploding yourself. Come on, be true to your cause, shahid! Go BOOM! You know you want to.

  45. 45
    Robert McClelland growls and barks:

    My puppy Natasha’s just sore (and really sore after trying to find my needle-dick) because she claims I owe her 5 Gaines-burgers after spending ALL last night with me!

  46. 46
    Natasha G.L.O.R.&I.P.P.W. growls and barks:

    Hahahahahaa! McFuckhead calls his chihuahua “Natasha”. How quaint!

  47. 47
    Gene 6-Pack growls and barks:

    I do not believe anyone should be required to actively participate in any religious activity [or political activity for that matter] with which they do not agree. I do not think they have a right to be offended by such activity to the extent they can veto it.

  48. 48

    Dinsdtan spewed a whole bunch of bullshit, all based on the premise that:

    Hey, it’s a private school. [snip!]

    There’s just one small problem there, dimwitty, m’boy:

    It’s not a private school. It’s a PUBLIC Junior High in the HAMPTON School District, in New Hampshire. They have an elementary school in the same school dsitrict called Hampton Centre.

    Civic pride and all that.

    Next time do a little research before you run your flappers.

    Have yourself a Merry little Christmas.

  49. 49
    Jennifer Snow growls and barks:

    No, LC Ron, I don’t object to the truth that the majority of people in this country are Christians of one sort or another, I object to the statement that it is Christian ideals which have led this country to become great.

    Sarge . . . thank you for inviting us to share your joy but, since I believe that such joy is ultimately founded on falsehood I cannot take you up on your offer.

    Peace, friends.

  50. 50
    Natasha G.L.O.R.&I.P.P.W. growls and barks:

    Marxism is a falsehood, yet nobody bans certain idiots from trying to impose it on the rest of us. Political Correctness is a form of dogmatic belief, yet it is being forced upon us daily… So, moonbats, shut your yaps already and deal with it. I know it gets your filthy drawers in a bunch to see people enjoying life, but do get over yourselves. Not everyone wants to share in your grey, joyless dreary post-modernist Utopia.

  51. 51
    Stormcat growls and barks:

    Miss Snow — please, amuse me. What do you think made this country great?

    It’s amazing how much fuss we make over names, when in the end it’s all the same thing with different names.

  52. 52
    Natasha G.L.O.R.&I.P.P.W. growls and barks:

    Bah! Let the moonbats whine. To them, any expression of joy, any manifestation of personal enjoyment of life is like garlic to a vampire. They hate it. They can’t understand why so many people dare to be happy and to have fun. In the moonbats’ fucked-up, ever-sneering, ever-scoffing po-mo universe, joy is a crime. These people hate celebrations because they, themselves, have nothing to celebrate. Oh well. To hell with them, I am off to open my Christmas presents!

  53. 53
    LC Denita TwoDragons, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    I see Jennifer the Snow Queen is incapable of taking someone’s well-wishes in the kind spirit in which they were offered solely because they had the word “Christ” in them.

    Ooh, naughty word, naughty word! Boo, hiss, make evil eye and spit.

    Petty dipshits.

    I’m glad for people like Stormcat and Natasha; a Pagan and an Atheist both willing to enjoy the compassion aimed in their direction–regardless of the words in which they were couched. They’re a coupla gals who truly understand the meaning behind “It’s The Thought That Counts”.

    As for SnowBlower, she can take her uptight self-righteous, inconsiderate, ungrateful attitude and cram it up her chimney.

    Merry Christmas to my fellow LC’s from the entire TwoDragon clan!

    –TwoDragons

  54. 54
    Robert McClelland growls and barks:

    It may interest you rubes that I’m a douchebag who still lives in the my mommy’s basement with my granny. And I steal her Valium every night so I can post here without caring whether or not I’m spatula’s bitchboy.

    I’m a loser.

  55. 55
    dave fitz growls and barks:

    Atheists often make a distinction between ‘soft’ atheists, who are basically agnostics plus a personal disbelief, and ‘hard’ atheists, who are hardcorenutjobfundy-type preachers of their personal disbelief.

    A ‘soft’ atheist may have a closed mind on the possibility of a God, but won’t waste one second trying to convince anyone else or demand any removal of religion from public life.

    Imagine if a town with a large Irish population celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a Leprechaun Convention, complete with leprechaun costumes, decorations, theme events, and a Pledge of Irishness that included the words ‘one nation, under leprechauns’.
    The ‘soft’ atheist personally feels no belief in leprechauns and may in fact find it all very silly, but they have no particular problem with pretending, especially when mass consumption of green beer is part of the fun.
    The ‘hard’ atheist is the guy who insists that any statement of belief is somehow personally insulting, goes around screaming about the ‘separation of leprechauns and state’, and does his level damndest to tear up the whole thing and put a stop to all this nonsense.

    In this light, Natasha‘s comment above is especially revealing.. why would anyone want to stop some pretty harmless fun? If the Leprechaun’s Creed included stuff like ‘behead thy unbelieving neighbor’, i could see the point, but it apparently does not. In fact, if the Leprechaun Convention encourages people to be better to each other than they would otherwise be, it clearly does good in the world, no matter what probability one would assign to the actual existence of leprechauns.

    This leaves ‘hard’ atheists with two plausible motivations: either they are simply depressed and selfish to the point they hate the joy of others, or they intend to replace religion with a philosophical system which leaves no room for a Creator. The latter effectively requires the usurpation of divine authority by the philosophy, which leads us nicely into Sarge‘s point about atheism serving tyranny.. no government or philosophy intending to confine itself to mortal authority could feel itself directly threatened by religion. In fact, the more popular and devoutly followed a religion might be, the more threatening it is to those who intend to declare themselves Dei Mundi.

    Have i thoroughly missed the point and torked everyone yet? Should i GYOBFW? =)

    dave

    PS: Merry Christmas, already!

  56. 56
    LC Walt growls and barks:

    I think you’ve hit the nail square on the head, Dave. I’m one of the soft-atheist/hard agnostic types myself, but clowns like Principal Mustelid here give even leftists a bad name. I can’t imagine any sane person being offended by someone else’s Holy Days, as long as the celebration doesn’t involve going out and bashing the infidels.

    I’m just waiting for one of the PC pinheads to discover where the term ‘holiday’ comes from. Just wait, they’ll wet themselves and start bleating that we have to call it Winter Time-Off-From-Work Days or something instead.

    (Hmmm. Can we have some Imperial Holidays enacted, your Emperorship? Bashing idiotarians would be a fun way to celebrate the Emperor’s Birthday, I’m thinking. And I bet they’d be just tickled to have something -legitimate- to be offended about, instead of having to overtax their brains to come up with a way to be religiously offended by a Santa suit. Win-win!)

  57. 57
    Zhorik the Pimp growls and barks:

    McClelland! Get those heels and that wig back on and out to the street corner you go! You don’t celebrate Christmas, so get your ass to work! You owe me for those dentures, and for the syphilis treatment, as well as for that emergency operation to dislodge the Guinea-pig from your ass. Rube.

  58. 58
    LC Ron growls and barks:

    Dave,

    Isn’t it “strong” and “weak” atheism, and the difference philosophical/logical and not so much social?

    Maybe we’re talking about two different things? “Weak” atheists doubt, strong atheists are certain, leading some to think that there can be no such thing as a hard atheist, since the certainty of his existence or nonexistence cannot be proven.

  59. 59
    LC Ron growls and barks:

    If they don’t want that Santa bullshit

    BWAHAHAHA!!!Ooooh, scary, oppressive, evil Santa. Kids should be told the truth and get real like me. Down with Santa now!

    If they think Jesus likes to suck big black dicks

    Well, not only are we a drooling Christophobe, we’re a racist as well.

    The populace is getting smarter, and they don’t want that mythological horseshit in their faces

    Smart like you, I bet. Lissen young fella, just because you dont have a religion doesnt mean youre smart. For example, you’re an idiot, and you don’t believe.

    With your fucked up attitude, do you have any normal friends? Take a look and get back to me. Im sure no one sane or mature would trifle with your kid anger.

  60. 60
    LC Ron growls and barks:

    Shall I call it the “Suspension Of Disbelief Project”?

  61. 61
    LC Ron growls and barks:

    Natasha, I think Robert has a crush.

  62. 62
    Deji Pachi growls and barks:

    Hey, McDickless, when are you leaving for Cuba?

  63. 63
    Jennifer Snow growls and barks:

    Interesting. If Denita TwoDragons read my earlier posts, you would be aware that I cheerfully wished everyone a Merry Christmas. I was responding to Sarge’s polite semi-invitation to join his religion, and I was under the impression that I refused quite politely.

    As for what made this country great, Stormcat, that was the principle of individual rights and liberty, which is not founded on Christian ideals . . . it is founded (eventually) on the tradition of Aristotlean thought. There have been attempts (notably by St. Tomas Acquinas) to make Christian ideals conform to reason and Aristotlean thought, but the results were a.) a corruption of “true” Christian ideals which was denounced by the church (they liked Tomas, oddly, but no those who came after him) and b.) further rejection of reason by the Church.

    I am not a crazed left-wing Communist by the way. They have rejected reason, they have rejected the BASIS for reason and thus all morality, thought, and in fact, reality itself. The SAD part is that they KNOW it and even ADVERTISE the fact like it’s something to be PROUD of.

    Bleh. I can cheerfully disagree with individuals who have some odd beliefs about reality but not with people that don’t believe in reality. That’s just weird.

  64. 64
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    Jennifer, give it a rest.

  65. 65
    Cythen growls and barks:

    Oh yes, but if he had shown up in some kwanzaa grass skirt or someshit he’d have been praised.

    And what, all different cultures, INCLUDING OURS MAYBE??? Including ALL means ALL, not just everyone elses.

    I am so very very sick of this “let’s destroy everything traditional” and this all pervasive liberal white guilt that accomodates it.

  66. 66
    LC Ron growls and barks:

    it is founded (eventually) on the tradition of Aristotlean thought.

    Evidence, other than your say so? I find the Protestant work ethic theory much more relevant to America’s initial success. Aristotle was a proto-Christian, anyway.

    There have been attempts (notably by St. Tomas Acquinas) to make Christian ideals conform to reason and Aristotlean thought, but the results were a.) a corruption of “true” Christian ideals which was denounced by the church (they liked Tomas, oddly, but no those who came after him) and b.) further rejection of reason by the Church.

    You seem to have Christianity confused with Catholicism. Our founders were Protestants, Deists in some cases. Your beef with the Church is irrelevant to America.

    2D, I think Jen got a little perturbed about the red wall/blue wall analogy. It seemed that Sarge was taking an unintentional swipe at nonbelievers, and she swiped back. I don’t really blame her. If both sides could stop needling each other about who is right and who is wrong, we might be able to stop all this petty squabbling and destructive litigation and judgement and get back to facing our real enemies. Because he sure as fuck isn’t Santa Claus.

  67. 67
    Jennifer Snow growls and barks:

    Well, I could continue to babble but I’m taking Elephant Man’s advice and giving it a rest.

  68. 68
    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    Let me start by saying that I am Christian, but I really don’t care what you or anyone else chooses to believe (or not believe). A man’s beliefs are his own business, and should never be forced upon anyone.

    The Constitution and the Bill of Rights grants us the freedom to worship or believe as we see fit. But liberals would have you believe that this means the government must never mention religion and must denounce all religions in public.

    There are many Christian ideals buried deep in the government of the USA, but none of them include forcing YOU to worship God. Those Christian ideals that made it into our government are freedom, justice, responsibility. To deny God is your own affair, it is between you and God or whomever your worship. But to deny these ideals Christianity gave to our country is stupid. These ideals are universal and can apply to anyone regardless of faith.

    It’s Freedom OF Religion, not Freedom FROM Religion. To remove all mention of God from every government item, to ban mention of God in public places (such as schools)… is to not only deny Christians an important right of expression, but to deny the history of your own country.

    Why are liberals offended by the sight of a Christmas Tree or a Santa Claus suit? Why should a liberal be offended by a few words on the side of a building that just happen to mention God someplace?

    These people are not Atheist, they are Anti-Christian. Mark the difference between the two types well, one simply does not believe in God and doesn’t care if you do. The other wants to enforce his belief upon everyone else by means of the Government. Our Constitution specifically and plainly prohibits this.

    In France it is illegal to wear overt signs of Religious Belief in public. This means if I wear a t-shirt that says “Christ Died for Me” in France, I am breaking the law. Liberals here in our own country would have us do the same thing. Why? What is so horrible about seeing something like that? Do they have nightmares about children in Santa Claus suits chasing after them?

    The public school system is broken. It is broken as much because of idiocy like this article plainly demonstrates as it is broken because of revisionist history and social studies. Our schools are like a window into the liberal future, this is what the entire country will be like in a decade if the liberals get their way. Did you wear a Santa Suit at the mall? It’s jail and a fine for you!

    Liberals accuse Christians like myself of being closed-minded and unaccepting. But the irony is how hypocritical that statement is. It doesn’t matter to me what you believe, it’s your choice, I have an open mind with regards to faith and religion. Liberals believe in nothing, and while this is not bad in of itself, they wish to enforce this lack of belief on everyone else. The sheer arrogance of it all is staggering. Political Correctness is the real evil, not Christians or Atheists.

    (/rant)

    -Xealot

  69. 69
    LC Army NCO Guy growls and barks:

    Amen, LC Xealot. That pretty much sums up the argument that shuts down anything they have to say. They will ignore the important points and sidestep the others, of course.

  70. 70
    Luis David Albright growls and barks:

    Here’s the principal’s email address, in case anyone want’s it:

    fmuscara@sau21.k12.nh.us

  71. 71
    LC Joseph Dromedary growls and barks:

    It’s reminiscent of the Knight’s Who Say Neep…..neep, neep, neep,neep….Nooooo!..neep, neep, neep…….Christmas, Christmas, Christmas, Christmas……ARRRRRGGGGGHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

  72. 72
    JosephMendiola growls and barks:

    Rest assured that the global Wiccan-Pagan-Gaean-Naturalist-… gathering known as the Commie Fascist, State-/Party-controlled, Russian Orthodox Church and the Russkies of Mackinder’s “World Island”, get to celebrate their traditions or holidays in full religion-specific costume/dress this time of the year – you know, Lefty INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL EQUALISM AND ANTI-MATERIALISM WHERE ONLY AMERICA GETS TO DO ALL THE CONCEDIN’ AND APPEASIN’! Thats a’mighty Fascist-Rightist of these Communists and collusory Clintonian Amerikans, Republicanistas, and Americanistas of the USSA and CPUSA – ho-ho-ho and HAIL HILLARY, silly CROCKER-/MARTHA-CRATS!?

  73. 73
    Jerry the Geek growls and barks:

    Christmas night, 7pm, I stopped at the ARCO service station (Springfield exit, I-5)to top off the tank.

    Went inside to pay the tab, the young lady running the cash register was wearing a Santa Claus hat.

    I pushed the right buttons on the ATM machine, got my receipt, and when I left I wished her a Merry Christmas.

    From that glum face came a big grin and a responsive “Merry Christmas!”. No lack of the holiday spirit here.

    On my way to my car, I met the gas-pump jockey. He was dressed in heavy layers of clothing to fend off the chill, and an orange-striped vest so he shouldn’t get run over in the dark. When I wished him a “Merry Christmas, a big grin came over his face and he wished me an equally “Merry Christmas” as well.

    Maybe we in Oregon have to live in a ‘blue state’, but there’s nothing blue about the Christmas Spirit here. It may be nothing more than a wish for ‘good will towards men’, but among those of us who have to carry the water (or the gasoline), there’s a decided willingness to share the spirit.

    Good People, working in gas stations.

    Maybe Probationary School Principals need to spend a little time living on the thin edge of economic viability.

    Maybe that’s what it’s all about, with the “Merry Christmas” thingie, to gain some perspective.

    Maybe Probationary School Principals just don’t understand what this “Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men: concept is all about..

    What do you think.

  74. 74
    LC Brummbar growls and barks:

    From the article”

    “It was a holiday party,” said Muscara. “It was not a Christmas party. There is a separation of church and state. We have a lot of students that go to Hampton Academy Junior High that have different religions. We have to be sensitive to that.”

    So, Mr Muscara, let me get this straight: In order to be “sensitive” to “different religions” we should avoid anything that might remind us that people have… differences.

    Because as we all know, the best way to celebrate and honor diversity (which is a synonym for “variety”) is to reduce everything and everyone to a bland, neutral, lowest common denominator.

    After all, it’s only safe to be different when we’re all the same.

  75. 75
    Ray_g growls and barks:

    As an atheist, I believe that LC Xealot has it exactly right, quote: “These people are not Atheist, they are Anti-Christian”. And as someone (who I can’t remember) said, the interesting thing about atheists is that they take religion seriously. Trying to pretend that there is not a large Christian component to the Christmas holiday, and that by changing some words (“holiday party” vs. “Christmas party”) you can ignore that, is pathetic and just plain silly. If you don’t like Christmas, don’t participate. That’s what I do. But I am polite about it. If someone says to me “Merry Christmas” I just say thank you and go about my business. That is how I define tolerance, instead of by trying to remove all references that might possibly offend someone (who is probably looking for any excuse to be offended, and therefore will always find it).

  76. 76
    LC Mamapajamas growls and barks:

    Ray_g, re: “If someone says to me “Merry Christmas” I just say thank you and go about my business. That is how I define tolerance, instead of by trying to remove all references that might possibly offend someone (who is probably looking for any excuse to be offended, and therefore will always find it).”

    I think you hit the nail on the head here, and this bears repeating: People who are so touchy that they’re going to be offended by a Santa suit are LOOKING for something to be offended by. And they’re going to find it no matter what you do.

    So we may as well all lighten up and just be ourselves. After all, the Constitution forbids Congress to make laws interfering with the free practice of religion (not that I’ve been able to figure out which church worships Santa… the closest I can get is the New York Stock Exchange, who MAY worship Santa regardless of personal religions!), so their little problems shouldn’t be holding up in court. The “free practice” (or free NOT to practice, for that matter!) clause keeps getting left out of this entire equasion.

  77. 77
    Fraydog growls and barks:

    Well, I guess now we have two members of the Anti-Christ Luciferian Underbelly posting now. Dhimmistan, if you want a preview of your future, read the book of Revelation. Here’s a quick summary if you’re interested:

    World kills off all the Christians.

    Christians come from sky and take those who did all the killing and toss them into the Lake of Fire.

    Any questions?

    “There is no surer proof of Christ’s divinity than that he is still so hated some 2,000 years after his death” – Ann Coulter

  78. 78
    Blogesota growls and barks:

    These acecdotes are so tiresome. You poor, poor “Christians”! What does it feel like to be so persecuted? Why, they don’t even let you have Pagan symbols at your Jesus Birthday party! What next??? Separation of Church and State?!

  79. 79
    Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant growls and barks:

    These acecdotes are so tiresome.

    What’s tiresome is a schmuck like you coming in here thinking he’s so damned superior to us, and he can’t even spell worth a shit!

    You poor, poor “Christians”! What does it feel like to be so persecuted? Why, they don’t even let you have Pagan symbols at your Jesus Birthday party!

    Awwwwww, whassa matter, dumb fuck?  Isn’t Halloween and every other Solstice known to Cthulukind enough for your skanky ass?  Gotta impose your excuse-for-a-religion on the Christians now, too, shithead?

    What next??? Separation of Church and State?!

    If you can find those five exact words, in that exact sequence, in the Constitution, asshole, I will personally pay you $500.

    Go ahead, fuckface, knock yourself out.  I’ll wait…

  80. 80

    Wow, Lord Spats, that was a thing of beauty. The restraint and — dare I say it? Oh, what the hell, I shall! — TOLERANCE™ you’re showing Blogsnot is an impressive show of benevolence … I’m humbled, sir.

    Might I ask what inspired your generosity? Did Santa leave a really nice firearm in your stocking or are you just washed in the Non-Secular Holiday Spirit?

  81. 81
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    Blogesota TRANSLATED:

    Please visit my blog. I’m tired of having 0 hits and 0 comments. It makes me feel lonely. I’m a sniveling leftist asshat therefore I need attention and “validation”!

    PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME FEEL IRRELEVANT!

    MY FRAGILE LIBERAL PSYCHE CAN’T HANDLE IT!