Friday, December 18, 2009

See Dick's Run From Christmas

If you go into a Dick's Sporting Goods store, don't look for "Christmas." It won't be there.

You won't find it in their newspaper inserts or on their website either. And their television commercials...forget it.

In our research of the Top 100 retailers in America, Dick's advertising is likely the most "Christmas-denying" of all.

We searched high and low for "Christmas" at Dick's, only to find they couldn't care less about Christmas.

Sure, Dick's wants you to buy their products...but no retailer in the nation has appeared to go out of its way to ban "Christmas" more than Dick's.


Email Dick's Sporting Goods president Joe Schmidt, then call Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Hennion at 724-273-3222. Let Dick's know their "anti-Christmas" policy is bad for business.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas vs. Ramadan

In 2007 , the U.S. House of Representatives voted 376 to 0 fin favor of a resolution giving tribute to Ramadan and Islam, but a similiarly worded resolution giving tribute to Christmas and Christianity found 9 members voting against the resolution, 10 who voted just "present" and 40 others who skipped the vote altogether.

What gives?
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Do clerks wish you a Merry Christmas?

Just wondering here. How many store clerks -- if any -- have wished you a Merry Christmas this year?

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Happy feelings of winter!

Central Michigan University warned students in 2003 about Christmas, and suggested that students be "sensitive" to others.

"It is inappropirae to decorate things iwth Santa Calus or reindeer or christmas decorations. Good ideas for decorations are snowflackes, snowpeople, poinsettias to give people a feeling of winter."

I just feel so warm? How about you?
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ben Stein, a Jew, speaks out for Christmas

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees.

I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu.

If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away. I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.

I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat. Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship Nick and Jessica and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Nick and Jessica came from and where the America we knew went to.

"There's a big empty spot on the lawn for the atheists"

Larimer County, Colorado, Sheriff Jim Alderhen figured out a way to continue to celebrate Christmas and not hurt anyone's feelings.

For years, the office has hosted a Christmas party at the Sheriff's office. At the party, a nativity scene, a menorah, and a Christmas tree are lit up.

After fielding complaints from the Colorado Coalition of Reason, the Sheriff invited them to the party -- and even offered them a spot for their display.

He left a "big empty spot on the lawn for the atheists."

Good for the Sheriff. That's all we are for equal footing with secularism.

Read the story here.