Nobody is mad at you for saying “Merry Christmas”

To those people sharing memes that say things like “I don’t care what people say, I’m going to say ‘Merry Christmas’ even if it makes people upset!” Have you ever met one person who was upset when you said “Merry Christmas”? Even one?

You’ve been suckered by Fox News, which has managed to convince people that if you say “Happy holidays” then you’re against anyone else saying “Merry Christmas” if they want to. As if the two are opposed to each other in some way.

Don’t be so gullible, angry, and ridiculous. Getting angry if someone says “Happy holidays” to you is the most anti-Christian and anti-Christmas attitude you could have at a time where you’re supposed to be loving each other and promoting good will.

Nobody is stopping you from saying “Merry Christmas” and no one is upset at you if you do say it. The only people I’ve ever seen get mad are the so-called Christians who froth at the mouth when someone says “Happy holidays.”

Don’t be stupid for the holidays.

Accessories to Murder

Criminal justice, Cops and Crime

I was recently a guest on an excellent vlog with other writers (all of whom are, unfortunately, older white males) discussing issues such as Black Lives Matter, The “Me Too” movement, Defunding the Police, and what sorts of reforms are needed. Check it out!

How to tell a news story is probably fake

I saw this and had to share, because it says it better than I could.

The budget that won’t budge

“We can’t afford 3.5 trillion over the next ten years to invest in our families and infrastructure and to fight climate change and to give people free college!”

“Guess you’re right. Let’s work on the military budget instead.”

“Sure. That’ll be 7 trillion over the next ten years.”

“No problem. Passed.”

Oh NOW you believe in science

Favorite “They Might Be Giants” animated videos

Two things I love: They Might Be Giants and good animation. So, for no other reason, here are some of my favorite animated videos of TMBG songs (that I could find on YouTube that were in good quality).

Absolute nonsense

Clay Jones

Rush to judgment

To those conservatives I’ve seen posting things like “You liberals who are happy that Rush is dead are just full of hate!”:

Rush Limbaugh hated gays. He hated Mexicans, and blacks, and women. He hated liberals. He hated Muslims and atheists and anyone who wasn’t his version of “Christianity.” He hated everyone except rich white men like himself.

We liberals hate people who hate. We don’t hate people based on things they have no control over, such as all the things I mentioned above.

It’s okay to hate assholes, because nobody was born an asshole.

cartoon by Steve Sack, after Limbaugh was forced by his advertisers to apologize for calling a liberal woman a slut and a prostitute

The Market and the Cancel Culture

“The market should decide!”

“Okay, the market has decided that it is in their best interest to get rid of Aunt Jemima and actors and commentators who say racist and sexist things that cause our advertisers to leave.”

“Not like that! Cancel culture! How dare the market decide these things!”