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Unhappy War on Christmas, Part 5

Once again, reality proves that it is stranger than fiction. There is a war going on, but it is not a War on Christmas.

First the facts. A week ago, a satirical website called The National Report printed a fictional piece (designed to look like a real news story) about a (fictitious) school involving one of their (fictitious) teachers. According to the (fictional) story, the school suspended a student for wishing the atheist teacher a Merry Christmas. In the fictional story, the (fictitious) school was named “Argon Elementary” in San Francisco.

Somehow, this story went viral in the conservative blogosphere, and quicker than you could say “Happy Holidays” a school coincidentally named “Argonne” (not “Argon”) in San Francisco became the target of phone complaints, email tirades, and (veiled) threats of violence against the (fictitious) teacher or the (actual) principal of the school. The school had to bring in extra security and the police have increased patrols around the school.

Ironically, another story published earlier in the National Report about (ficitious) “Berkley, Calif.” claiming that a “Berkley Elementary” student was expelled for saying Merry Christmas” to a Muslim teacher didn’t trigger any mass outcry.

And so the myth of a “War on Christmas” continues. And some conservatives get to paint themselves as victims once again.

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9 Comments

  1. ebdoug wrote:

    Gotta love the “Peace on Earth, Good will to men” that some Christians practice.

    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 7:47 am | Permalink
  2. Duckman wrote:

    So I see stories like a lady getting chained to a table and “searched” at the border andObama saying he doesnt care about the NSA finding. Yet somehow we see nothing but Christmas junk here. You should go work for Fox, your good at ignoring bad things about your team

    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:30 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Duckman, I have posted numerous articles about the NSA and about our border patrol, not to mention our really stupid war on drugs. What am I ignoring? If you see a story that I should be covering, please send it to me.

    For anyone who doesn’t know what Duckman is talking about at the border, see http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/20/n-m-woman-billed-5000-after-cops-order-warrantless-redundant-cavity-searches/ — the most ironic part is that after being stripped searched, cavity searched, X-rayed, and finally CAT scanned by border patrol agents in a futile attempt to find illegal drugs, she was sent a bill for $5000.

    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink
  4. fodderwing wrote:

    “She was sent a bill for $5000.” Doesn’t Obamacare cover this?

    COMMENT CATEGORY: Humor, attempted

    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    Funny, my health insurance policy has a clause saying it doesn’t cover acts of God or border agents. 🙂

    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  6. salom wrote:

    Donald Trump vs Ebenezer Scrooge. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3.

    Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Permalink
  7. PATRIOTSGT wrote:

    In line with what Duckman said – is there any part left in Obamacare that is not exempt? And can any president just arbitrarily change laws? Would the left give a conservative President the same pass to change major parts of laws? What in the world is going on. Oh the big news…the media continues it’s fictional war on religion.

    PS. There is no war on religion, except in the media and maybe a couple rinosaurs and progressosaurs.

    Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 10:32 am | Permalink
  8. Iron Knee wrote:

    In this case, I don’t think Obama is changing the law. The president is responsible for executing laws, and that gives him considerable leeway as long as he doesn’t violate a law as written and enacted by Congress.

    So PatriotSgt, if you find a clear case of Obama changing a law as written, I will gladly post it here.

    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 1:39 am | Permalink
  9. Jon wrote:

    War on Truth, perhaps, or a War on History, but a War on Christmas? Not so much.

    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Permalink