Jeff Stahler for December 23, 2018

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    DD Wiz Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Sorry, there is NO ROOM IN THE INN. The Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security is blocking the border, will go to any lengths to prevent Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus from entering Bethlehem and, if they get through, will separate baby Jesus from the arms of his mother, and lock him in a cage until they can get him released to Herod.

    And of course the religious CONservative “Christian” frauds cheer and applaud as Baby Jesus is shipped out.

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    Teto85 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    And, according to the myth, you don’t get there until he is 12 days old.

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    sandpiper  over 5 years ago

    Brother, shopping has gone way beyond tradition and into full out commercialism. Any glitter you see today is the frantic gleam in the eyes of the breathless deal chaser bird, flocks of which infest almost any open space for the 12 weeks of Christmas.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Commercialism has taken over all the traditions.. from Valentines day.. Graduations… Easter.. Halloween.. Thanksgiving.. Christmas…………

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    DanFlak  over 5 years ago

    Dateline: Egypt, 1st century CE. Asylum seekers fleeing their home because of threats to their child denied entry. Child is separated from its parents. Pharaoh claims that they are part of a mob and it’s all part of Making Egypt Great Again.

    Alternative history or alternative fact?

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    DanFlak  over 5 years ago

    Two more days and the Christmas displays that have been up since Labor Day will be replaced with Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day displays. It’s not too late to stock up on those 4th of July picnic supplies.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 5 years ago

    Think of your family and other loved ones every day of the year. Do your very best at that. Makes xmas irrelevant.

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    DanFlak  over 5 years ago

    I’ve told this story before, but it is worth repeating:

    Christmas Eve 1914, Western Front. The first of the “Wars to End All Wars” which had supposed to have lasted 6 weeks had been going on for 5 months and already a stalemate. The sun had set and in deference to the holiday, the shelling had stopped.

    The silence was eerie and one could hear the noises from the trenches on the other side. Suddenly a voice rose in song soon joined by others. The tune was familiar, but the words were in German. “Stille Nacht.” The Brits counter-attacked with “Silent Night.”

    A volley of “O Tanenbaum” and “Oh Christmas Tree” followed. Soon both sides were singing their respective hymns in harmony.

    Later in the evening, the sentries cried out, There was a solitary figure making its way across no man’s land. He bore aloft not a flag of truce but a tiny fir tree lit with candles. A runner was dispatched from the British side to meet him.

    The two men met, talked and shook hands. Then without order or orders men came out of the trenches on both sides. Under a flare-lit sky they met. Mostly they knew little of each other’s language, yet they conversed and shared goodies like chocolates and cigarettes and even showed pictures of their loved ones.

    Except for the uniforms, it was difficult to tell who was friend and who was foe. The “Hun” had a face and a name and a family.

    For a brief while in a world of insanity, peace broke out. These privates and corporals who couldn’t even speak each others’ languages succeeded where diplomats and heads of state failed.

    This was not an isolated event and it happened all along the front.

    Needless to say, the political leaders on both sides disapproved and saw to it that it would never happen again.

    Politicians start wars and force soldiers to finish them: a bloody insane system.

    Let us take back our world from the politicians and learn to live in peace.

    Merry Christmas.

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    frogtoadie  over 5 years ago

    Thank you for retelling this great story. Merry Christmas!

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