The Gospel of Luke 2:1-20
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Merry Christmas to each and every one of you.
Dozens of eyewitness reports indicated that former vice president Al Gore deliberately attempted to raise the earth’s temperature in order to boost box office receipts for An Inconvenient Truth, his documentary film about global warming that was released in May.
Yes, I know it is the Onion. Laugh a little.
Ladies and Gentlemen today is an exciting day! I am no longer banned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is a major milestone in my life.
Today, I came home and found on my doorstep the first Watchtower to be rolled up and placed there in six years!
You see, it was about that long ago that Mrs. Erickson and I decided we would need separate bathrooms and a king size bed to make our marriage work. We were still just engaged at the time. So, we found a house with separate bathrooms and ordered a king size bed. On the day it was to be delivered, Mrs. Erickson went to work and I stayed home to study for the bar exam.
I had my coffee then took my shower. While in the shower, the front doorbell rang. Now, nobody ever used that door in the house. It was inconveniently located unless you were delivering large furniture — then it was the door you had to use. So, fearing I’d miss my new bed, I raced from the shower dripping wet, ran to the front door wrapping an oversized towel around my overly white, naked body (this is the point where I should point out that I am so white that my white socks look tan compared to me).
I hurled open the door, which caught on to my towel, which dropped my towel, which causes the very nice ladies from the local Jehovah’s Witnesses organization to flee. I’ve never seen them since.
But today, today they started leaving me Watchtowers again. Today is an exciting day.
Kenny B and Jami G have the day off this coming Tuesday. In lieu of syndicated programming they are turning all three hours over to me. So, if you’re in the Middle Georgia area, you can tune in to 940AM on Tuesday from 6am to 9am and see if I screw up.
Beginning January 2, 2007, we will have new Beltway Overlords.
I’m absolutely thrilled. This will open a lot of doors for RedState that we have not had the means to open before.
Every year school children across the United States are forced to celebrate Kwanzaa by their politically correct, union backed teachers. So, every year I try to write a piece reminding people about what a media backed scam Kwanzaa really is — all of the makings of a Hallmark “holiday,” i.e. a “holiday” solely designed to get you to buy crap.
Kwanzaa did not come about until the 1960′s. It was founded by a felon named Ron Karenga. Mr. Karenga spent time in prison for assaulting and torturing two black women. According to one of the the women in a Los Angeles Times article, the two women “were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes. She testified that a hot soldering iron was placed in Ms. Davis’s mouth and placed against Ms. Davis’s face.” For more on this, go here.
Let’s also remember Mr. Karenga’s own words. He noted, “People think it’s African, but it’s not. I came up with Kwanzaa because black people wouldn’t celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that’s when a lot of Bloods were partying.” You be sure to remember that quote when your child is forced to celebrate it at school. Be sure to also remember Mr. Karenga called Jesus “psychotic” and called Christianity a white religion black people should shun.
And when the President of the United States issues his Kwanzaa best wishes, remember this quote from Tony Snow, who said, “There is no part of Kwanzaa that is not fraudulent.”
Now, I’d go on and tell you all about how Kwanzaa is meant to celebrate African heritage and is not celebrated in Africa and how the symbols of Kwanzaa are not used in African traditions or how Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson said “the whole holiday is made up. You won’t find its roots in Africa or anywhere else.” But there is no need. Just go check out the Wikipedia entry here.
Let me return and be perfectly clear and blunt: consider me in the anybody but McCain camp.
Lots of my friends have jumped on the McCain bandwagon. These friends usually begin their conversations with “Yes [you're right on X], but . . .,” which is inevitably followed by him being right on spending, North Korea, Iraq, abortion, or some other single issue of importance.
Notwithstanding all of that, John McCain is wrong on the fundamentals. However pretty the veneer is, a rotten foundation will cause his structure to crumble. And we have seen that happen repeatedly. All John McCain needs is a CNN camera crew and he stands ready to shove conservatives under the bus if he’s guaranteed prime time and Anderson Cooper crying tears of joy while Chris Matthews stands by blowing kisses.
Apparently I’m a hater because I am unconvinced by global warming (even despite it being in the 70′s a week before Christmas.
I just love fan mail.
I’ve got eclectic musical tastes. If you have iTunes (it’s free, so you should), go here for a rather unique Christmas album.
Sufjan Stevens is one part rocker, one part folk singer, all wrapped into a Christian philosophy.