Unsure of how to greet your leftie friends during the holidays?
To all my Democrat Friends: Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2010, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
To my Republican Friends: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Well said! This greeting appears to cover all the important bases. If memorized and delivered with feeling, you’ll save yourself from the tedium of a being on the receiving end of a rant.
For Christians, the revelry goes on and on until January 6th (the feast of Epiphany) though of course they don’t talk about that any more than conservatives discuss, say, Russell Kirk (we probably ought to mention him on occasion, as well as the other leading lights of conservatism. Otherwise, if you’re cornered into a conversation by a Leftie about your political ideas — as I was recently — she’ll swear all your principles come from listening to Rush Limbaugh[PBUH]. She wouldn’t believe I don’t listen to radio or watch TV. According to her own sacred texts, I am a drone whose mind has been taken over by Limbaugh & Co. No wonder they’re afraid of him).
NOTE: The greeting was stolen from the Dillard Doctrine, a political blog which has closed down in preparation for the beginning of a new site, Virginia Black Conservatives. VBC will open its doors for business on January 5th.
Drilling down a ways, you find that DD got this season’s greetings message from Bearing Drift. If you go over there, on the sidebar to the right you’ll see an “About” statement sure to delight a conservative’s heart:
– – – – – – – – –
Bearing Drift was established in 2004. The name comes from the relative motion of objects at sea. If there is no bearing drift, and the distance between you and the object is closing, there will be a collision; therefore, action must be taken.
Most navigation rules state that the best course of action with constant bearing and decreasing range is to alter one’s course to starboard – to the right! Therefore, most of us at Bearing Drift ascribe to this rule – if it looks like the ship-of-state is going to wreck, move right; you can’t go wrong!!!
And with that advice, we begin the battle of 2010: to take back Congress before it eats all our seed corn.
I’ll be posting more Virginian and American election information as the year wears on. Our patient European readers can skip the details. However, our American readers deserve as much information as possible before November. If Gates of Vienna can supply even a small trickle to the oncoming river of material about to inundate the electorate, may our additions prove to be helpful and to the point.
This post, though, is just for fun. I mean, saying “Merry Christmas” to a Leftist atheist fundie (a Leftist fundie isn’t religious. It means he lives off his trust fund) can be fraught with problems. The Leftie is a-tremble over the parlous state of Gaia, a state which is due to clods like us. So watch your language there, bub. And count your carbon emissions before exhaling.