Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Joyous And Merry Christmas To All

MATTHEW 1:19-23
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.

20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Merry Christsmas To All, And To All A Good King!

How remarkable is the irony of the always offended left getting their collective knickers in a bunch over Megan Kelly’s remark that Santa Clause is a white man?  Given this phony controversy let’s turn this into an opportunity to expose them for the ignorant hypocrites that they are.
Firstly, the left will always leap at any opportunity to condemn Christmas as having become an over commercialized excuse for rampant capitalism devoid of the “true spirit” of the celebration of Christ’s birth.  Santa Clause is of course the convenient symbol of this commercialization.  They then of course attach their favorite political vehicle to this argument, guilt ,or more specifically “white guilt”.  We should all be ashamed of not only our skin color, but when it comes to Christmas, we should be ashamed of our prosperity as well, (as diminished as that may have become by the ongoing economic ineptitudes of political class in general).
So then if we are to accept the arguments of Santa Clause being symbolic of the “over commercialization” of Christmas and the absence of the “true spirit” of the Holiday, how then can we reject the origins of Santa Clause, a term and legend that is an admixture of, at the very least, Greek, Bohemian and Dutch Origins?
Saint Nickolas of Bari was a Greek Bishop of the 4th Century in Anatolia who traditionally went out on Christmas Eve and left coins of the shoes of children and the poor who left them on their doorsteps for him.  Legend has it that in order to save a poor family from the humiliation of not being able to marry off their three daughters for the lack of a dowry, he dropped a purse full of gold coins down the chimney of their house.
Saint Nicolas of Bari

These traditions became mixed with the warm and traditional fur lined clothing of the 10th Century Duke Wenceslaus the First of Bohemia who was known to venture out into the deep snow on Saint Steven’s Day (the second day of Christmas) to leave alms for the poor.  In the mid 1850’s John Mason Neale and Thomas Helmore turned his legend of charity into the Christmas Carol we know today.

The Good King
The modern name Santa Clause comes from the Dutch transliteration of Saint Nicolas, “SinterKlass”, which became further changed into Santa Clause as the legends moved across the North Sea to the British Isles.  Ironically in the Dutch traditions of "SinterKlass" he is often portrayed with his helper "Black Pete".  Mentioning such political incorrectness would no doubt send the talking heads of MSNBC exploding in fits of racial apoplexy.  (We can only hope!) 
SinterKlass and Black Pete
So then if we are to return to the spirit of the holiday as it inspired pious men and their good works it pretty hard to ignore their cultural origins and to fail to recognize that the Greeks, the Bohemians and later the Dutch and the Brits were all “white Europeans”.  As silly and at the same time iconic as Santa sharing a Coke with a polar Bear is, it is a happy and warm portrayal of the season.  I just don’t think it would be quite the same with “Saint Skittles”, Trayvon Martin, flipping off the world and showing us his "grill" while sharing an Arizona watermelon flavored ice tea with a grizzly bear.
Santa & Friend
Setting such realities aside the spirit of Christmas should transcend race, cultural and political differences. I can’t speak for all Christians but I’d like to think that a great majority of them, of whatever race, color or culture, would be more than happy if the left would just let us celebrate our savior’s birth in our own ways and leave their stinking political indignation out of it, if only just for a few weeks out of the long year.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What A Surprise, Paul Krugman Is Still An Idiot.

In Keynesian Paul's latest screed he demands that the minimum wage be raised now.  My guess is that the only females giving him any cred or attention work at McDonalds. 

Well maybe this idiot thinks just because he can afford to pay $12.95 for a bad hamburger and fries that the rest of us can as well.  Granted we aren't going to "drive to China" for a burger and fries, but at those prices we're not going to drive to McDonald's either.  Just where will those prices leave all those minimum wage entry level workers?  Out on the street that's where, along with their managers and the franchise owners. 

If Krugman is as smart as he thinks he is why doesn't he start a burger joint and pay his workers $15.00 an hour to start and charge that $12.95 for a burger and fries.  He won't, because he has no idea what is involved in meeting a payroll and making a profit.  Remember that this is the same idiot who said in 2002 that in order to get us out of the 9-11 and dot com bust slump that the FED needed to create a new bubble in the housing market.  Gee Paul that worked out just great.  Maybe we should just hope that he would choke to death on a $12.00 hamburger and spare the rest of us from ever having to listen to his dangerous and destructive pseudo-intellectual blather ever again.


Krugman and his ilk live in a fantasy world of academic theory that has no relationship to reality.  In short his kind of thinking (if you want to call it that) is the problem not the solution.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hollywood Has Finally Won!

A simple reflection of just how debased a society we have become.  World War Z has arrived.

Can you tell the difference?  I can't.
As China and Japan get ready to square off in a military confrontation to distract their populations from their ongoing economic central planning and environmental disasters, Obama regales in his Munich redux moment and economist after economist warns of a bubble in the stacked market, the masses greatest worry is about saving $25.00 while getting the latest and largest flatscreen bread and circuses propaganda infusion device. 
We are so screwed.