Dear Readers: I have a few moments today, while the Young Prince has his fencing lesson, to catch up on some holiday season posting. Happily, I have finished all my Christmas shopping for friends and family. Today, I wanted to give my cherished readers a few gifts — before the FCC says that I can’t, based on arcane new rules they plan to develop.
The best bit to share is this quote I came across today: “What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.”During my Tea Party activism this year, I have been blessed with new friends and insights, which I treasure. I look forward to sharing 2011 with everyone. The Liberator Today has a nice round-up of some key Tea Party successes during the year-end “rabid duck session”(I think this sessions shows that ducks can get rabies!).
The Anchoress, my blogging icon, has posted several excellent pieces related to Advent and the Christmas season. The first one highlights an excellent review of the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in history, scripture, and belief. She also has an article about the “War on Christmas“: I think whether Christmas is “lost” has a lot to do with how much of its light you’re willing to identify and let in.
It may hearten those who may have recently noticed some pundits seem to be uncomfortable with even the word “Christmas”that the Tea Party attitude may be mounting a push-back. In a Beers with Demo post on this subject, SCTRC’s Sarah Bond notes: All I know is that I’ve had Christmas product in my Cafe Press shop for three years and never sold a single item. Then poof, it’s 2010 and all designs are selling like hot cakes…folks seem pretty fired up to draw a line in the sand on this one. For those of you interested, her fabulous designs can be found by clicking HERE.
To add a little “merry” to this post, here is a “digital Nativity” video that is a hoot (thanks to a friend who happens to be the computer guru for the Shrine)
In an equally humorous, but thought-provoking video, HillBuzz tackles the issue of Islam-based terrorism, with a take-off on the Charlie Brown Christmas Special:
Perhaps someone should show DHS that video, along with Shane Atwell’s recent piece on “citizen spies” during one of the 364 days of the year in our 57 states. In related news, Hillbuzz also gifts with with a hilarious year-in-review by JIB-JAB that it OUTSTANDING!
Considering going to a movie this season? Big Hollywood has been covering the 25 best LEFTIST movies (which has been an exceptionally excellent series). Today’s review features one of my favorite: SOYLENT GREEN. I recently watched it, and laughed at the use of landlines and full-sized video machines.
Finally, in terms of spirits, here is one I am planning to enjoy tonight:
Have a very happy holiday!