Reality Check by Dave Whamond for December 09, 2011

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    pouncingtiger  over 12 years ago

    This is what would happen if Fox News ran the world.

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    i_am_the_jam  over 12 years ago

    American Public School teachers are banned from saying “Merry Christmas”, even if they’re not inside a school

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    Bargrove  over 12 years ago

    Mary and Joseph had to leave Bethlehem because you couldn’t have a manger scene in public.

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    Aussie Down Under  over 12 years ago

    It’s politically correct for some people but not the majority…….sooo is it correct?

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    runar  over 12 years ago

    Did it ever occur to some of these people that some of us are not Christians and do not observe Christmas?

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    Gerald Henley  over 12 years ago

    @bouncingtiger – FOX News supports saying Merry Christmas and is against PC running amok.

    @runar – If you don’t observe Christmas that’s fine. They’re not forcing you to observe Christmas when they say Merry Christmas just wishing that you have a good time. What is wrong with that.

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    psychlady  over 12 years ago

    I am so sick of some of this politically correct crap!! It is getting soooo out of control!!!

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    Zanere  over 12 years ago

    Merry Christmas Everyone :)

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    skgray0112  over 12 years ago

    Hey, runar, did it ever occur to you that some of us are Americans and are guaranteed freedom of speech by the US Constitution?

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    jennifer kennedy  over 12 years ago

    I am not a religious person at all, but when my customers tell me to have a blessed day or God Bless you for your help. I do not get offended I say thank you and move on. It doesn’t kill me or offend me for cripes sake! This world is too sensitive!

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    rockngolfer  over 12 years ago

    Jon Stewart leads the War on Christmas.Happy fourth quarter to you.

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 12 years ago

    I’m speechless, literally!

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    Digital Frog  over 12 years ago

    They had to cancel the nativity scene on capitol hill because they couldn’t find three wise men.

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    vldazzle  over 12 years ago

    I surely hope that never happens. Or Shiriah (sp?)Law either.

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    Niimki  over 12 years ago

    I don’t know, but I have not seen any problems saying Merry Christmas anywhere around my state. The problem seems really blown out of perspective by a few people. Say what ever works for you and spread something positive with it. No problem.

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    pschearer Premium Member over 12 years ago

    I am an atheist who disagrees with every single Christian teaching, but I don’t let that get in the way of enjoying a winter festival of light and good-will. I think of Christ and Christmas exactly like you think of Thor on Thursday. So to all of you, I say, MERRY X-MAS!!

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    pschearer Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Wow, not very Christian of you, Frank!

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    hippogriff  over 12 years ago

    feritt123: That’s Gud Jule. (Danish, which is a good breakfast)

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    hjkl;  over 12 years ago

    Happy Hannukah everybody! Oops, can I say that or am I forcing my religion on people? I always forget!

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    GROG Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Off with his head.

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    momazilla  over 12 years ago

    In an effort to not offend anyone, the PC police have offended everyone; never mind violating the right of free speech. expression of faith and anything else you can think of. Foo on them! MERRY CHRISTMAS or what ever floats your boat.

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    Taste the air Premium Member over 12 years ago

    I am 62 years old and we have always heard Happy Holidays- this is not something new. Nobody ever complained about it in 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or oo’s. What is the big deal now. There is no war on Christmas. People make up a lot of the stuff they write or they heard from somebody that heard it from somebody. For the person that wrote their school won’t let their teachers say Merry Christmas in school or out of school- please give the name of the school and the administrator that said that. Sorry, I don’t believe it;.

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    bmonk  over 12 years ago

    I don’t mind “Happy Holidays” so much—but it bothers me that Christmas is gradually displacing Thanksgiving, and that the celebration is over on (or even before) December 25 rather than just getting started. OTOH, that leaves us who do believe a chance to celebrate the real Christmas season in it’s proper time.


    I also found it disturbing in the recent news story of the Rhode Island “holiday tree”—unless they are celebrating Teutonic pagan religion, I don’t recall any other religious traditions that use a decorated evergreen tree. Avoiding calling it a “Christmas tree” is simply absurd.

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    furrykef  over 12 years ago

    I wonder if anybody else realizes that it’s the people who strenuously object to saying “happy holidays” who are ruining Christmas by politicizing it so much — and doing it so ignorantly.

    Nobody is trying to eliminate Christmas or take Christ out of it. Not MSNBC. Not Barack Obama. Not Wal-Mart. No one! Most claims to the contrary are hoaxes or straw man arguments. I’m as liberal as they come, and an atheist to boot, and I have no problem with others saying Merry Christmas or saying it myself. You wanna celebrate Christmas? Then celebrate it and move on with your life. Don’t stop to lecture people about political correctness when they’re not even doing the thing you’re accusing them of.


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    jnash97  over 12 years ago

    If a Christian says ‘Merry Christmas’ to you, isn’t that good?

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    ecboston  over 12 years ago

    There is no war on xmas just a lot of idiots in the world who will believe anything.

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    Seeker149 Premium Member over 12 years ago

    I’m a faithful Christian, but I also like to mess with people now and then. Sometimes when someone wishes me a Merry Christmas, I respond with “Happy Holidays” just to see how they react. It’s fun to see their chagrin when I reveal my plot after some of them react negatively. Happily, I’ve noted that most people do NOT go fly off the handle. This “war on Christmas” is not entirely made up, but I think it’s really being fought by a very small and loud minority.

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    hyenacub  over 11 years ago

    Happy Holidays! And Season’s Greetings. C: (Here’s a hint: Those both INCLUDE Christmas. c: )

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