Continuing our story from yesterday, in which Henry Brown, Jr. saves Christmas, we now know from whom he saved it.
Where else, but from Fox News:
A Republican lawmaker with a mission to save Christmas is aiming his latest salvo at President and first lady [sic] Obama, who’ve followed in a recent tradition to eliminate the mention of Christmas in the White House holiday cards.
The card selected by the Obamas announces: “Season’s Greetings.” Inside, it reads: “May your family have a joyous holiday season and a new year blessed with hope and happiness.”
Seasons Greetings? A joyous holiday season? A new year blessed with hope and happiness? 😯 They really are socialist Marxist anarchist Communist terrorist Muslims!!!
But Rep. Henry Brown, R-S.C., said abandoning Christmas at Christmas is just plain wrong. On Tuesday, he introduced a resolution calling for the protection of the sanctity of Christmas. So far, 44 lawmakers, Democrat and Republican [1 Democrat, to be exact], have co-signed the bill.
“I believe that sending a Christmas card without referencing a holiday and its purpose limits the Christmas celebration in favor of a more ‘politically correct’ holiday,” Brown told Fox News Radio on Thursday.
“This kind of reproach is exactly what my Christmas resolution, introduced to the House of Representatives earlier this week, is against as the resolution expresses support for the use of Christmas symbols and traditions and disapproval of all attempts to ban or limit references to Christmas,” he added.
Presidents have been sending holiday cards since 1953. The White House told Fox News Radio that the Obamas are celebrating Christmas this year but they recognize that other Americans are celebrating other holidays this time of year and their holiday card reflects that idea.
The president is not breaking new ground. In 2008, President George W. Bush’s card made no reference to Christmas. However, the president did include a passage from the New Testament […].
Democratic National Committee spokesman Hari Sevugan said the White House card aims to be inclusive.
“Like previous administrations, including President George W. Bush’s, their holiday card offers the season’s greetings to everyone who receives it,” he said.
Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State added that it’s unfair to target the president for not offering Christmas-specific greetings.
“It makes perfectly good sense for a president of all the people, all the 2,000 different religions and the 20 million non-believers in this country, to send out a card that says this is a good, happy time of year but without referring to any one specific religion.”
The Obamas’ Christmas card was paid for and distributed by the DNC — and the cards are now in the mail.
Maybe Snoopy can help you collect and destroy all those horrible, horrible, peace-wishing cards before the children see them, Henry.
31 responses to “Oh Henry”
had to post early, because i am going out. be back later, kids. behave!
Hope you had a great time! Happy Hannukah!
thank you, neon vincent! i did have a nice time. i went with my sister and her boyfriend’s 5-year-old daughter to see the nutcracker. i don’t think i’ve ever been to the ballet before. it was fun, because my sister and i could talk throughout the entire thing, and nobody cared. it’s also a plus to watch it through a 5-year-old’s eyes. she was mezmerized.
You celebrated the first night of Hannukah by going out to see The Nutcracker? Only in America!
no need for an oy vey, neon vincent. the nuts were kosher. (it was easy to tell, those leotards hide nothing!)
thank goodness the kid didn’t have any questions. 😯
I remember seeing the Nutcracker (nut being the operative) as a little girl. My eyes looked like your emoticon and my thoughts were, “Wow.” And yes, it was a field trip for my Catholic school. 🙂
it could have been a field trip for a medical school! 😉
I agree … things like that are a lot of fun with kids. Even if you’ve seen a show bunches of times, the first time you watch it with an enraptured child is more like the first time than the first time was. (I’m not even sure what that means, but it sounded clever in my head.)
i know exactly what you mean, wickle. if you get to the point where you think everything is boring, hang out with a little kid for a couple of hours.
I’m sure glad that the Congressman from South Carolina has nothing more important to do than police the cards being sent out by the President.
yeah, it’s not like anyone in south carolina is out of work or needs health insurance or anything.
Isn’t SC rated 49th or 50th for education among the states? It seems like THAT might warrant some attention, too, if everything else has been fixed …
they want to keep that rating just where it is so that people like henry brown can keep getting reelected. did you notice how many of the cosigners were from the carolinas?
Is this a bad time to admit that I was born in NC? ; – )
I think you’re right … educated voters wouldn’t elect this dufus, one hopes.
here’s the updated list of co-sponsors:
o Rep. Robert Aderholt [R, AL-4]
o Rep. Todd Akin [R, MO-2]
o Rep. Rodney Alexander [R, LA-5]
o Rep. Michele Bachmann [R, MN-6]
o Rep. Spencer Bachus [R, AL-6]
o Rep. James Barrett [R, SC-3]
o Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R, MD-6]
o Rep. Brian Bilbray [R, CA-50]
o Rep. Rob Bishop [R, UT-1]
o Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7]
o Rep. Virginia Brown-Waite [R, FL-5]
o Rep. John Carter [R, TX-31]
o Rep. Howard Coble [R, NC-6]
o Rep. Michael Conaway [R, TX-11]
o Rep. Danny Davis [D, IL-7]
o Rep. John Duncan [R, TN-2]
o Rep. Mary Fallin [R, OK-5]
o Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2]
o Rep. John Gingrey [R, GA-11]
o Rep. Louis Gohmert [R, TX-1]
o Rep. Robert Goodlatte [R, VA-6]
o Rep. Ralph Hall [R, TX-4]
o Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R, TX-5]
o Rep. Bob Inglis [R, SC-4]
o Rep. Darrell Issa [R, CA-49]
o Rep. Samuel Johnson [R, TX-3]
o Rep. Walter Jones [R, NC-3]
o Rep. Jim Jordan [R, OH-4]
o Rep. Jack Kingston [R, GA-1]
o Rep. Doug Lamborn [R, CO-5]
o Rep. Kenny Marchant [R, TX-24]
o Rep. Jerry Moran [R, KS-1]
o Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R, TX-19]
o Rep. Joseph Pitts [R, PA-16]
o Rep. Bill Posey [R, FL-15]
o Rep. Phil Roe [R, TN-1]
o Rep. Harold Rogers [R, KY-5]
o Rep. Steve Scalise [R, LA-1]
o Rep. John Shadegg [R, AZ-3]
o Rep. John Shimkus [R, IL-19]
o Rep. Mark Souder [R, IN-3]
o Rep. Glenn Thompson [R, PA-5]
o Rep. Zach Wamp [R, TN-3]
o Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R, GA-3]
many are those idiots who love to show up on tv, make big stinks over nothing, and be ridiculed for the stupid things they say.
It took me a while but I just noticed all the whacko nutjobs from TN where I reside.
Blackburn is Bachmann’s twin.
I’m not surprised by any one of them on the list.
The TN Stae legislature is full of crazy mutha’s.
They get elected because there are so many greedy wealthy people here, and don’t forget about the tea baggin fools.
Help! I’m surrounded!
The tea baggers here have to be some of the lowest paid people, that is, if the still have a job.
I don’t know the official unemployment rate here but I do know that not even fast food places are hiring. And everybody, especially the poor, eat fast food. It’s cheaper than buying groceries as they tax food at 9 and 3/4%.
we still have no state income tax).
These do-nothing Republicans can never find anything meaningful to contribute to the legislative process so they constantly come up with shit like this.
I’ve never heard of this guy before now.
What a bore.
pandering is so much easier than doing some actual work. i doubt henry had to do a whole bunch of research. he just checked faux news to see what the talking points of the day were. the war on xmas sounded like an easy one to tackle.
afew years ago these seem people spent a whole day writing a bill to honor christmas
what assholes – all of them. i actually wrote brown an email, used a zip in his district (else it would be deleted) and told him to shove the tree up his ass
but of course where is henry when bush last year sent a channukah card with a christmas tree to jewish leaders
picking his nose i guess
they do this every year. meanwhile, boohoo boehner is bitching about time being wasted on frivilous stuff in the house. of course, he doesn’t call any of these morons out.
Because he doesn’t have any solutions to real problems and he doesn’t care. As long as he’s got his, like the rest of the rethugs and some Dems, they’ll always find stupid shit to bitch about.
Poor South Carolina. Unfair remarks when we folk down here with book learnin’ know that Mississippi is trying to battle Texas for the coveted last place.
there’s plenty of room at the bottom fer all of them. no need fer fightin’ and feudin’.
The fake Christians don’t celebrate anything having to do with Christ at Christmas. So where do they get off telling people how to greet each other? If they don’t like the greeting, then they can, like, you know, also, not freakin read the card, also too!
Christmas wasn’t/isn’t the time of year that Jesus was born. What these theocratic fundies celebrate is the almighty dollar. That’s what the American right wing nutjobs have turned Christmas into. Who can make/spend the most money in the least amount of time. It really is disgusting.
And another way to celebrate Jesus’ life, quit makin things up and stop calling people names because you are an EPIC FAILURE at governing.
And if they really wanted to celebrate the life and teachings of Jesus, they’d find a good way for HCR. I don’t ever recall reading anywhere in their mistranslated Bibles that Jesus charged to heal the sick.
Now that you mention it, maybe it’s time to wander back by Conservapedia and see if Andy Schlafly has changed that, too. He seems to be out to change the Bible into the political document he and his mommy have always wanted it to be, so I wouldn’t be too surprised.
he was on stephen colbert’s show last week. he’s just as charming as his mother. too bad for him.
I guess with her as a mother, his odds of turning out normal were slim, huh?
He did mention on Colbert that one of the parables Jesus told was all about the Free Market. He said that the man in the parable went right to Hell.
And he said it deadly serious. The look on Colbert’s face was priceless.
amen, mary b. well said.