The War is Over

Looks like the War on Christmas is finally over thanks to the tireless efforts of conservatives over the years. The election of Donald Trump appears to have the “atomic bomb” that finally ended the “war”.

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With the war on Christmas over, I wonder what the next made-up thing will be that the elite will use to trick members of the lower and middle classes into fighting amongst themselves and, ultimately, voting against their own best interests? Perhaps a War on Easter?

Bill O’Reilly: The Man, The Legend, The Piece of Shit

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the “tide goes in, tide goes out; you can’t explain that” bit Bill O’Reilly shat out of his mouth while talking to American Atheists president David Silverman in 2011.  If not, here’s the clip (skip ahead to 1:54 for the bit):

And here’s an interesting bit from a different interview with Silverman about that particular exchange (skip to 4:15):

I’ve heard from other sources that Bill O’Reilly is actually very intelligent, quite contrary to his on-air persona.  But is this really a good thing?  One might be tempted to think a little better of O’Reilly when they learn that what he does on TV is mostly (all?) an act.  But is it really better?  Is it better to have an intelligent, educated person poisoning the minds of Americans and damaging their country for personal fame and profit than it is to have an idiot poisoning the minds of Americans and damaging their country because he is an idiot?

I think that’s worse.

 

WTF??

WTF is wrong with you, Bill O’Reilly?

 

 

Automatons of Misery

It’s always interesting to read quotes from the Founding Fathers of the United States, then see how the things they warned about are exactly the things America ended up becoming.  Worse, still, is seeing how the majority of Americans will stand up and fight to support the current state of their country.

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
We must make our election between economy and liberty
or profusion and servitude.
If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and
in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and
our amusements, for our calling and our creeds…
[we will] have no time to think,
no means of calling our miss-managers to account
but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves
to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers…
And this is the tendency of all human governments.
A departure from principle in one instance
becomes a precedent for [another] …
till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery…
And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt.
Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.”

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Source: Letter to Samuel Kercheval, Monticello, July 12, 1816

Day by day, the need for Revolution in the United States grows…