December 1936: “Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie.” Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.
(via Shorpy Blog)
In previous years, I have put Bible verses in here during this time.
This year, I will simply wish all of my readers a very Merry CHRISTmas!
Remember, he IS the REASON for the season!
Update: I wrote this last year, and I still feel the same way now:
As a Fundamental Baptist, I celebrate the Birth, Death, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ every day of my life. So, the special holiday is a bit pointless to me.
As a paleoconservative, I will celebrate, when the United States of America stops occupying foreign lands. I will celebrate whenALL of our troops finally come home from war. I will celebrate when the neoconservative right and the internationalist Democratic leftists are finally defeated and American returns to its “America first” roots.
I will celebrate Christmas, when the United States of America stops spying on its own people, and we can live in a truly free society without wonder whether or not the Government and big tech companies like Google, facebook, and twitter are not sharing our information with the Government.
I will celebrate Christmas, when the United States of America stops its insane policy of importing over 90% of its goods from foreign lands and begins building its products here in this Country. I will celebrate Christmas, when the persecution of Christians around the world stops. I will celebrate Christmas, when the media persecution of Christians in America ceases to exist.
I will celebrate Christmas when the poor and disadvantaged are giving a chance to succeed in life and not just given a handout. I will celebrate Christmas, when the Republican Party looks at the middle class and TRULY wants to help them keep their money and not just treat them as a major pain the Party’s rear end.
I will celebrate Christmas, when the Conservative movement starts to move away from the extremism that has encroached its ranks. I will celebrate Christmas, when both of these political sides of the aisle can actually talk to one another again, instead of talking past each other. I will celebrate Christmas, when the political blogosphere on the right and the left actually starts being civil to one another again, and to each other.
I will celebrate Christmas, when political correctness is finally defeated, and reality is no longer viewed as hateful or even worse — racist.
I will celebrate Christmas, when black on white crime is actually reported in the media and given the same amount of scrutiny as white on black crime, or black on black crime. I will celebrate Christmas, when people who choose to own guns and protect the second amendment are not seen as freaks, crazy; or even as domestic terrorists.
I will celebrate Christmas, when a man, of any color, can walk down the streets of any inner city and no be afraid for his life. I will celebrate Christmas, when a homeowner can leave his doorsunlocked anywhere in America and not have worry about his home being robbed or worse.
Most importantly, I will celebrate Christmas, when America’s politics, banking, entertainment and media are once again controlled, financed by true, real, Anglo-Saxon Americans again and not by immigrants from other Countries, who do not have America’s best interests in mind. Furthermore, I will celebrate Christmas, when special interest groups like The Southern Poverty Law Center, GLAAD, NAACP, AIPAC, the Center for American Progress, Open Society Foundation and many other leftist organizations are all officially out of business for good.
I will celebrate Christmas; when the Democratic Party begins to move from its Marxist extremism position and finds its moral compass and center — and comes back to the working middle class in this Country and treats them with the respect and dignity that they very much deserve — not like a tax target and target of disdain and ridicule.
I will celebrate Christmas; when every American in this Country, who wants to work — can get a job and keep it — and make a good living for himself and his family. This includes myself.
Until that time, I will continue to do what I do here on this blog.
Merry Christmas everyone, and please remember those this fine holiday; who have nothing to celebrate.