Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Christmas Loving JoAnn Davis

Pridesource's "Creep of the Week" is non other than Virginia's own JoAnn Davis. Representative JoAnn Davis was quoted on the House Floor as saying:"Christmas has been declared politically incorrect...Any sign or even mention of Christmas in public can lead to complaints, litigation, protests and threats. America's favorite holiday is being twisted beyond recognition." ..Great Lady..


At 12/22/2005 09:07:00 AM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

Is she complaining about the situation or endorsing it?

At 12/22/2005 09:18:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

Good. The criminalization of Christmas has only just begun!!!

Eventually all you god-fearing bastards will be behind bars, being tortured by sexually depraved monkeys.

That's my dream, anyway.

At 12/22/2005 10:05:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

shes complaining.

At 12/22/2005 10:27:00 AM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

Willis, that's really uncalled for. Not cool!

If you are joking, then it's not funny, if you are not, then it seems you are not just asking for the freedom to live without religion like you've been saying in all the posts. You keep asking the religious people in the posts to give you and the other atheists the respect they deserve. Other than the respect everyone deserves for being human, you will have to earn any other respect. This is not the way to EARN it.

You're a young man... I still have hope for you yet... You can do better than this.

At 12/22/2005 11:32:00 AM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

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At 12/22/2005 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Lucy, the only proper reply to him is "Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?"

At 12/22/2005 11:57:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

Yes, I was joking. I'm sorry it didn't make you laugh, but I thought it was amusing.

Even if I was serious, my plan would be problematic:

1) No monkeys are sexually depraved. At least, none that I'm aware of.

2) Training monkeys to torture theists would be very costly, and likely wouldn't be economically feasible.

At 12/22/2005 12:20:00 PM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

She pushed the passage of a resolution expressing support for "the symbols and traditions of Christmas."

Am I misinterpreting?


I don't understand how you see her as an aid to your, well.. uh, plan. I would think you would be screaming foul play at the "espousing of a particular religion".

At 12/22/2005 12:25:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

Didn't I say I was joking??

I don't have a problem with the symbols or tradition of christmas. Nobody does, really.

It is an invented conflict, done by Fox News and others, to get christians like you all riled up.

At 12/22/2005 12:53:00 PM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

Good Willis! (See I told you there was hope...)

At 12/22/2005 02:03:00 PM, Anonymous NOVA Scout said...

As a practicing Christian (the Lord knows I still don't have it right), I find all this concern about Christmas being under attack to be largely nonsense and not worth even a diastolic or systolic point on Bill O'Reilly's BP (although I'm sure it's great for ratings). The pols sense that it's a hot-button issue and they all line up to get their oar in. Thanks Davis J. for your floor comments, but I would have rather had your vote last summer on CAFTA.

There are two kinds of pressure on the religious significance of the holiday. The first is commercial, and I don't know how we deal with that. Merchants (of all stripes and creeds) have been doing everything in their considerable power to make Christmas a huge shopping-fest for all of my post-WWII lifetime. It's crazy and vulgar and the best thing to do is just say NO. The school/goverment stuff is pure confusion. People have a great deal of difficulty understanding why religion needs protection from secular authorities and why separation of Church and State is a pro-religious concept. The Supreme Court has been less than clear about its line-drawing the guidelines are murky. Consequently, school boards and administrators are more likely to make errors of excess in trying to avoid impinging on religion than they are to call the close calls in favor of religion. I have some sympathy for their confusion, even though I confess that a lot of these restrictions are silly.

Christians have always understood that our faith is not of this world and we must maintain its integrity in our hearts. I guess there were probably Romans and other pagans who were very upset at the way we hijacked winter solstice ceremonies and distorted their meaning. One way of looking at the secular distortions of Christmas is to just raise the level of your interior spiritual game and don't get your knickers in a twist about the degree to which the outside world misunderstands it. The secular world can't do anything to diminish the holiday. And you really, really don't want goverment employees messing around with something as important as the religion of you and your kids.

Now, let's get back to budgets, taxes, zoning, foreign affairs and stuff that government really can mess up.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

At 12/22/2005 02:23:00 PM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

Nova Scout,

Can I finish my egg-nog first?

Budgets give me a headache!

At 12/22/2005 11:26:00 PM, Blogger Elle said...

lovely post nova scout. b/w you and the link i posted elsewhere, i'm about to write my own long opining on the faux war

At 12/23/2005 07:03:00 AM, Anonymous NOVA Scout said...

Lucy: You go right ahead. Have one for me also. We old people are discouraged from indulging in drinks that consist largely of egg yolks and dairy products. I'm told, however, that if you cut it with equal parts bourbon, the alcohol kills all those harmful little cholesterols. But that can give you a headache as bad as the one you get from reading budgets.

At 12/23/2005 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Jim Hoeft said...

Yes, NOVA Scout, but taken in equal parts again, that same bourbon can once again rid you of your headache -- a wicked cycle.

Whereas trying to understand our "representatives" thoughts on how they come up with these budget resolutions is just plain, well, wicked.

At 12/23/2005 12:13:00 PM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

Maybe if we make it with fake eggs and powdered milk? No substitution for the bourbon unless, like me, you like tequila better! Better yet, just cut the eggs and milk before reading the budgets. It makes them more fun.

Just joking, just joking, please don't flog or flame me! I'm going to read them with the finest comb I can muster.

At 12/23/2005 04:36:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

Lucy: if you drink Tequila in Eggnog, you're a barbarian. sorry, there's no way I can soften that statement. There are some principles on which TC readers can't compromise.

At 12/23/2005 09:56:00 PM, Blogger Lucy Jones said...

Bourbon in the eggnog, maybe a little single malt scotch on the birthday. Otherwise tequila, straight with shivered ice!


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