Drinking Liberally and Why The Right-Wing Hates the Holidays

I saw this on the Drinking Liberally blog, and thought I would re-post it here for you guys.

Why the Right-Wing Hates the Holidays

Why does the right-wing hate this season?

They thought they were getting a holiday
that encouraged people to cut down forests.
Turns out Christmas is a celebration
of a poor Middle Eastern boy with an unwed Mom.

They thought they were getting a holiday
that celebrated the miraculous power of oil.
Turns out Channukah is the fight against
an aggressive, ambitions, authoritarian empire.

And they thought these holidays would bring
re-election, slush funds, pardons & pork.
But the American people had a different plan,
and instead filled their stockings with coal.

It’s an un-merry season for those who insist
on “staying the course,” however misguided.
Even Scrooge and the Grinch had changes of heart.

After the solstice, the light starts returning
…& hope is on the way for regular Americans,
making this a season of comfort and joy.

Celebrate with lively, lovely, liberal libations
and take advantage of the shortest day
by partying through the longest night
at your local progressive social club.

And don’t forget that tonight is Thursday, the perfect night to come out and meet some local progressive thinkers at Drinking Liberally in Santa Ana.

  6 comments for “Drinking Liberally and Why The Right-Wing Hates the Holidays

  1. December 21, 2006 at 9:38 am

    Turns out Christmas is a celebration
    of a poor Middle Eastern boy with an unwed Mom.

    Actually, Mary was not an unwed mother. She was married to Joseph.

  2. December 21, 2006 at 10:14 am

    Touche.

  3. Elroy El
    December 21, 2006 at 11:07 am

    Jubal,

    One can argue (since I’m sure you believe in the virgin birth) that Jesus’ father (God) isn’t much of a role model. After knocking up Mary, God abandons his son for 30 years.

  4. December 21, 2006 at 12:13 pm

    Christ is one Person of the Holy Trinity, the Triune God, One God in Three Persons, so it would be impossible for Him to be apart from God the Father.

  5. December 21, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    well that makes sense.

  6. Dan Chmielewski
    December 22, 2006 at 10:56 am

    I’ve always wondered why there’s nothing in the Bible about Jesus as a toddler or Jesus as an 8 year old. He’s born and then he’s 12.

    Have a great Winter Solstace/Pagan Ritual tied to a Religious Holiday….(all said tongue in cheek); Merry Christmas everyone

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