Christmas St’eve

From the DesMoines Register:

In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is on its way, and Rep. Steve King will seek the official recognition from the U.S. House for the holiday.

The Iowa Republican’s resolution [HR 847] “recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith” is scheduled to come up for debate and a roll-call vote in the House today, King said in an interview.

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“Because Congress can honor Ramadan, Congress can honor Christmas,” he said. “The foundation of this American culture is Christianity.”


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n October, the House recognized Ramadan as the “holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal for Muslims worldwide.”

The resolution also recognized the Islamic faith as “one of the great religions of the world” and rejected hatred and bigotry against Muslims. The vote was 376-0, with 42 members voting “present.”

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Later in October, the House declared that Diwali is a “festival of great significance to Indian Americans and the people of India” that has religious and historical importance, and is celebrated annually by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains. The vote was 358-0, with eight members voting present.

Among those voting present on the Ramadan measure was Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., who did not raise objections on the floor but did so afterward.

“This resolution is an example of the degree to which political correctness has captured the political and media elite in this country,” the Republican presidential candidate said in a statement.

So, with nothing more important to do, the idiots in Congress voted on the measure. The results: 372 Yeas, 9 Nays, 10 voted Present, and 40 did not vote. You can see the whole list here.

Afterwards, little Stevie held his stamped his little feet and threw a fit. From Radio Iowa:

Congressman Steve King is railing against a few members of the U.S. House who failed to support his congressional resolution honoring Christmas.

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King says most of them had voted “yes” on resolutions honoring the major holidays of other religions, like Islam’s Ramadan. “We had ten people that voted present on this resolution last night and nine of them were those who voted for those other resolutions,” King said this morning on the Fox News Channel.

There was no debate of King’s resolution and King himself wasn’t there to vote “yes” as he was stranded in Iowa because of the weather. Yet King says those in congress who were there and voted “no” are part of an “assault on Christianity in America.”

Here we go again with the War on Christmas bullshit. Little Stevie, stop watching Bill O’Reilly!!

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14 responses to “Christmas St’eve

  1. I’m glad that Congress has nothing more important to do than vote on holidays and nit-pick who does and doesn’t vote to recognize Christmas. I’m glad that our country has no bigger problems than deciding whether Christmas or Ramadan deserves recognition …

    I want that job.

  2. TRM

    I agree Wickle thats its a waste of time, but shouldn’t we?
    And Nonnie, whats your beef with it???

    I don’t get this one, unless it was pointing out what a waste of time it is…

    And no, I am not a christian…

  3. nonnie9999

    hi wickle! πŸ˜€
    i am thrilled that they don’t have bigger fish to fry. thank goodness we live in peacetime, with no worries about healthcare, energy, global warming, or poverty. why even force the poor things to go to cold, nasty dc? i think they should meet on the beach and sip on pina coladas while they are voting on various holidays.

  4. nonnie9999

    trm,
    it is not only a waste of time, this constant repetition of some imagined assault on christianity in america is pure and utter bullshit. you can’t get away from christianity in this country. it’s everywhere you look.
    that said, my main point was this:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FOTC!!!!!!!!

  5. Friend of the court

    Oh nonnie, thank you! This made my day. I just got back from dinner with Fred and now this, I am honored. Way better than having Congress pass a resolution. As much as Christmas irritates me, I realize that the economy would probably crash and burn if there wasn’t the end of the year rush to spend, spend, spend on stuff, stuff, stuff. ek hornbeck made a great comment the other day; “Buying crap, they don’t need, for people you don’t like”. Today, the kids at school sang “Happy Birthday”, to me and we had cookies, I am having a good day. Thank you, again nonnie.

  6. nonnie9999

    fotc,
    i left a message for you over at dk, but was not sure if you would see it or not. i figured that fred took you out for dinner for your bday. he’s a good son. πŸ˜€
    i am so glad that you had a nice bday. you deserve it, sweetie.
    mmmmwwaaahhhhh!!!

  7. Got a Grip

    Happy Birthday, fotc!!!!!! Give Fred a big kiss from his Auntie Soci and tell him thanks for helping make your day a good one. May you have many more Happy Birthdays!!!!

  8. Got a Grip

    nonnie has a birthday sometime this month, too, as I recall (and believe me my recall is not all it could be). What day is it, nons?

  9. nonnie9999

    ugh! don’t remind me! it’s sunday. if i didn’t know that trm was going to send me a fabulous flower arrangement, i would be really, really depressed! πŸ˜›

  10. Got a Grip

    nons, I’ve made a little spot in the corral you should visit on fotc’s behalf.

    As to your birthday, dear nons, we must celebrate!! Party hats, cake, the works. Maybe a good game of waterboarding. TRM gets to go first (just giving you a hard time, TRM, I wouldn’t do that to you, I promise)…. πŸ˜‰

  11. nonnie9999

    i think i am going to have everyone wear black, perhaps rend their garments. 😦 i was never crazy about my bday, and every year, i hate it a little bit more.

  12. nightowl724

    Damn! I missed another party!

    fotc. it sounds as if you had a nice birthday! I was going to send you a belated birthday card. I thought I had your email address at some point, but if I did, I lost it in my “great crash of ’08.”

    gotta, you made me laugh with your party suggestion for a rousing game of waterboarding…

    nonnie, festive cover! HR847 made me sick to my stomach. It’s long, long past time we got religion out of politics – PERIOD. I am so tired of all this Christian pap and crap. It’s unconstitutional and we’re moving backwards. We are rapidly becoming an overt (Christian) Church-State.

  13. nonnie9999

    nightowl,
    i keep waiting for the pendulum to swing back in the other direction. it always does. it is just a matter of how long it takes and how far it is going to swing. come to think of it, there are quite a few in dc that i would like to see swinging (and i don’t mean that in the spouse-swapping or the playground equipment sense).
    p.s. i think there are still a few slices of bday cake left in the fridge in the breakroom. help yourself.