In his never-ending effort to ruin the season for anyone who prefers "Happy Holidays" to "Merry Christmas," Bill O’Reilly reached a new low tonight with his complaint that Congressmembers can’t say “Merry Christmas” “on the taxpayer dime.” Actually, O’Reilly was fine with most of the Congressional rule, given the deficit and the fact that he doesn’t want to be “picking up the tab for Nancy Pelosi’s holiday card list.” But what he objected to was a loophole saying that when a Congressperson uses their mailing privileges to send other mail to their constituents, they can wish them something like "a happy holiday seaons," but not "Merry Christmas." This, O’Reilly suggested, might justify drastic remedies.
“How dumb is this? INCREDIBLY DUMB!” O’Reilly thundered. In half jest, half seriousness, he added, “If U.S. Grant were alive today, he might well put on a Civil War uniform and invade the mailroom of the U.S. Capitol, freeing the people there from stupidity. Christmas is not a word anyone should be ashamed of. It is the law of the land. Federal workers and most everyone else do not have to labor on that day. For that alone we should all be merry.”
Suggesting military action over saying “Merry Christmas?” What a way to honor Jesus.
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However he would fit into the age group of your demographics of viewers Bill. But since he’s in Grant’s tomb, you lost one.
The real Christmas announces the birth of Jesus to a world of poverty, pain, and sin, and offers the hope of salvation and justice.
The Fox News Christmas heralds the steady promotion of consumerism, the defense of wealth and power, the adulation of money and markets, and the regular belittling or attacking of efforts to overcome poverty.
The real Christmas offers the joyful promise of peace and the hope of reconciliation with God and between humankind.
The Fox News Christmas proffers the constant drumbeat of war, the reliance on military solutions to every conflict, the demonizing of our enemies, and the gospel of American dominance.
The real Christmas lifts up the Virgin Maryâs song of praise for her baby boy: âHe has brought the mighty down from their thrones, and lifted the lowly, he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich empty away.â
The Fox News Christmas would label Maryâs Magnificat as âclass warfare.â
So if there is a war on Christmas it’s the one being waged by Fox News.
Ulysses S. Grant
O’Reilly reminds me of the old ‘Fractured Fairy Tales’ from Rocky and Friends, just not funny.
If wingnuts like BillO can use the annual re-occurrence of winter snowstorms to justify denial of global warming, why can’t they follow that logic and use the annual re-occurrence of Christmas to justify denial of a War On Christmas?
I donno about you, but I’m kinda curious about what law Bill’s referring to on this one line. Seriously- can he cite the exact statue that says Christmas is law? Can whoever answers the Email I sent to his contact info asking about this do it? I know Koldys and his goons love to try correcting us, maybe they can show me this so-called law?
Oh, wait- I replayed that part and saw the eyes of Bill- he was off in his fantasy world at the time. So scratch that.