Category Archives: Holidays

October 9, 2017

Kassam: Replacing Columbus Day with ‘Indigenous People’s Day’? Why Not Just Scream ‘I Wish I Was Never Even Born!’

In February the hard left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center celebrated the decline of “nativist extremist” groups in America. They decried the “ugly nativism seen during the 2016 election campaign”.

But nativism appears to be “ugly” only when it represents the history of Europeans, or Westerners. No such allegations are made at the bizarre “Indigenous People’s Day” campaigners who wish to litigate celebrations of 1492, marked by America’s Columbus Day, annually, in the second week of October.

Such ‘Native American’ nativism is a relatively recent phenomenon, amongst non-“natives” at least. I use scare quotes as the natives mourned for were often just the most recent inhabitants of such areas. Many “natives” had in turn displaced other groups.

And what makes the native anyway? The Native Americans found their way to the continent from Asia, across the Behring Strait.

Despite all this, Indigenous People’s Day was first mooted in 1977. Since then, a small number of groups — usually in liberal towns or cities across America — have, in fits of confusion and hilarity, “culturally appropriated” from “natives” and proclaimed their fealty towards the “indigenous”.


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July 4, 2017

Way Too Many Americans Think We Declared Independence From Mexico In 1776

A full 82 percent of Republicans and 83 percent of Independents correctly identified Great Britain, while 72 percent of Democrats got the answer right, according to the data.

Some Americans apparently believe that the U.S. declared its independence from Mexico in 1776, according to a poll released Tuesday.

While 77 percent of the people surveyed correctly named Great Britain when asked which country the United States won its independence from, 23 percent — nearly a quarter of the population — named the wrong country or weren’t sure, a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found.

“A scattering of people mention France, Mexico and Germany among the longer list of countries,” said Dr. Lee Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.

At least one person out of more than 1,000 people surveyed answered that the U.S. declared independence from Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Panama or Russia.

The registered voters taking the poll didn’t do much better than the average — around 79 percent of those polled who are registered to vote answered the question correctly.


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What Pisses Me Off About Independence Day | Fourth of July – Stefan Molyneux (Video)

On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies now regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. As Americans celebrate Independence Day with cookouts, fireworks and friendly gatherings, Stefan Molyneux aims to remind them as to the cost of their freedom.

December 2, 2016

Police: Christmas decorations enraged San Bernardino terrorist

Malik’s wife objected to holiday setting at mandatory meeting.

Authorities believe the terror attack on Dec. 2, 2015 in San Bernardino may have been triggered by a mandatory training session and lunch replete with holiday decorations including a Christmas tree which shooter Syed Farook was forced to attend.

Emails discovered by the FBI and police reveal Farook’s wife, Pakistani native Tashfeen Malik, objected to the Christmas setting and was upset her husband had to go.


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November 28, 2016

Bosses told to IGNORE political correctness on religion and bring BACK Christmas

The politically correct concept of “the winter holidays” looks like being consigned to the dustbin of history after Britain’s equality chief said bosses should not worry about offending other faiths with cards and office parties.

The chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) David Isaac said companies should take a “common sense approach” in dealing with religion at work.

He said: “Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right and it shouldn’t be suppressed through fear of offending. Lots of employers have now become really worried about doing anything discriminatory regarding their Muslim or Jewish staff.”

Mr Isaac also lambasted the decision by the country’s three largest cinema chains for banning a 60 second advert featuring the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and others reading lines from The Lord’s Prayer last year.

The advert had been due to air in December last year before the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens but the Oden, Cineworld and Vue chains, which account for around 80 percent of all screens in the UK, refused to air the clip.

A section in an upcoming report by the ECHR reads: “There is no right in Britain not to be offended and, in our view, respect for people’s right to express beliefs with which others might disagree, is the mark of a democratic society.

“We are concerned that a single supplier is effectively able to control a very large proportion of the market and effectively impose a blanket ban on advertising of a religious nature.”


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November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving: A Politically Incorrect Guide with Steven Crowder (Video)

Whilst you carve that Thanksgiving turkey, lets scalp some buffalo crap myths about Pilgrims and Native Americans.

Woolworths Axes Christmas Decorations: ‘We’re a Muslim Business Now’

A row has broken out after customers were told by Woolworths staff that Christmas decorations will no longer be stocked as it’s now a Muslim store.

Dortmund, Germany, residents were shocked to see the Woolworths branch’s Yuletide selection, which included gifts, tree decorations, and chocolate Santas, was removed after just a few days on display.

One shopper reported that the entire Christmas range was on display on Friday, but had disappeared when she visited the next day. The Dortmund resident said when she arrived at Woolworths on Saturday she was greeted by “empty shelves, which had been full the day before”.

A member of staff explained the sudden withdrawal boasting, “We are a Muslim business, we don’t want to sell Christmas articles”.

Seda Capakcur, the branch’s manager, confirmed festive items were no longer being sold at the store.

“The Christmas articles are hardly in demand here. Already last year, everything remained unsold”, she told reporters.

News about the Dortmund Woolworths went viral, prompting the company’s head office to make a statement on the controversy.

Spokesman Diana Preisert said: “Woolworths is, of course, not a Muslim company. Christmas merchandise is available from September onwards and should be sold out by the end of December.


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November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Tragedy by John Stossel

Property rights saved the Pilgrims from starvation; a lack of property rights keeps Indians in poverty today.

Tomorrow, as you celebrate the meal the Pilgrims ate with Indians, pause a moment to thank private property.

I know that seems weird, but before that first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims nearly starved to death because they didn’t respect private property.

When they first arrived in Massachusetts, they acted like Bernie Sanders wants us to act. They farmed “collectively.” Pilgrims said, “We’ll grow food together and divide the harvest equally.”

Bad idea. Economists call this the “tragedy of the commons.” When everyone works “together,” some people don’t work very hard.

Likewise, when the crops were ready to eat, some grabbed extra food—sometimes picking corn at night, before it was fully ready. Teenagers were especially lazy and likely to steal the commune’s crops.

Pilgrims almost starved. Governor Bradford wrote in his diary, “So they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could… that they might not still thus languish in misery.”

His answer: He divided the commune into parcels and assigned each Pilgrim his own property, or as Bradford put it, “set corn every man for his own particular. … Assigned every family a parcel of land.”


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July 3, 2016

Quick Pix: Dawn Wells Celebrates July 4th

Have a great 4th of July weekend! Stay safe!

June 26, 2016

University Of North Carolina: CHRISTMAS VACATION Is A ‘Microagression’ Now

Christmas vacations are a microagression, the public university pontificates, because “academic calendars and encouraged vacations” which “are organized around major religious observances” centralize “the Christian faith” and diminish “non-Christian spiritual rituals and observances.”

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill issued a guide this week which instructs students that Christmas vacations and telling a woman “I love your shoes!” are “microagressions.”

The taxpayer-funded guide — entitled “Career corner: Understanding microaggressions” — also identifies golf outings and the words “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” as microagressions.

The UNC Chapel Hill guide, published on Thursday, covers a wide range of menacing microaggressions — which are everyday words that radical leftists have decided to be angry or frustrated about.


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