Dear Readers: A Christmas round-up that I hope amuses and informs.
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
Reconsidering Scrooge, in an eco-friendly way, by Tammy Bruce’s compatriot, Maynard:
Scrooge the Green: In the opening scenes, it is established that Scrooge insists upon minimizing his use of coal, which is a non-renewable resource and a major source of pollution and greenhouse gasses. Rather, he asks his employee to simply wear additional clothing, as he does himself. At the end, Scrooge is degraded, shoveling dirty coal into his fireplace with reckless abandon. Tsk!
The rest of the piece is ROFL funny, so please click here for some great holiday humor.
Something not so funny are union intimidation tactics. Here is a story as chilling as the Ghost of Christmas Future: Union Visits Private Home To Intimidate, Local Media Calls It “Caroling” (via Instapundit).
Are you kidding me? A caravan of 80 people to sing insults and, according to eyewitnesses, shouting “F*CK YOU” at various houses right before Christmas? This isn’t “caroling,” this is intimidation. On private property. I’m told by locals that one of the houses they visited was down a private lane of an elderly couple whose granddaughter often stays with them (and luckily wasn’t the night the union struck) – the union trespassed
Bring it back to the profound, please head on over the the Anchoress and her wonderful Christmas round-up: Behold! The Bridegroom Comes!
Celebrate well, my friends. We will have much work to do in 2011.