Happy Holidays Miles City
Posted by Curt Hammond (+34) 15 years ago
I wish you all a very peaceful holiday - whatever your beliefs! One thing for certain about this time of year, you can't escape an undercurrent of happiness; be it from kids writing letters to Santa, a menorah lit or a phone call from home. Take a moment to share some happiness with someone you love this season, and maybe it'll carry on through the year.
Merry Christmas Miles Citizens!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 15 years ago
To All My Democrat Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped.
Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

To My Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Posted by urcrackinmeup (+136) 15 years ago
I can't believe you'd imply Republicans are dumber. wow.
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1340) 15 years ago
The irony of urcrackinmeup's post made my day!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18248) 15 years ago
Yeah, it caused me to snort coffee over my keyboard, too.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 15 years ago
is kinda funny and almost proves the point.
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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 15 years ago
Gunnar,
I think it is rotten to take a nice decent post from someone simply wishing people a Merry Christmas and turning the whole posting into something political. Why don't you just let it rest and stop making everything about politics? Curt, I am sorry your post was ruined.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 15 years ago
Geezzzzzz it was a joke. Lighten up.
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Posted by Tammy (+71) 15 years ago
Gunner,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Posted by urcrackinmeup (+136) 15 years ago
And, by the way, mine was a joke too! Notice the signature? Gunnar's not the only one who can deadpan. Happy Holidays!
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 15 years ago
They didn't wish anyone a Merry Christmas - it's the war on Christmas - the completely stupid ass war on Christmas. May Allah strike down the fundamentalists this Ramadan.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 15 years ago
The war on Christmas that is a figment of Bill O'Reillys imagination.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 15 years ago
Maybe Mr. Bonine, being the literal interpretation of the Bible guy, could tell us where there are any references to a Christmas tree in the New Testament.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 15 years ago
Didn't alot of the traditional celebration things like the tree really originate with the pagans? Inquiring minds wish to know.
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Posted by poisonspaghetti (+282) 15 years ago
At least the war on Christmas hasn't taken as many lives as the war on Hanukkah.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 15 years ago
Bob L: You are absolutely correct. The New Testament gives no command to celebrate Christmas and there are no examples of the early Christians celebrating the day. And I have often questioned if we should be celebrating Christmas. I learned the hard way that it is not a hill to die on. You are not going to convince Christians that they should not celebrate the day. That Ned Flanders stereotype you want to use on me is dangerous.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10255) 15 years ago
Happy Winter Solstice Day!

I don't how much difference it makes where you are, but tomorrow the sun will be in the sky for 2 seconds more than it will be today!!

Two seconds isn't much, but I'll take it ;-)
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 15 years ago
Bob L: You are absolutely correct. The New Testament gives no command to celebrate Christmas and there are no examples of the early Christians celebrating the day. And I have often questioned if we should be celebrating Christmas. I learned the hard way that it is not a hill to die on. You are not going to convince Christians that they should not celebrate the day. That Ned Flanders stereotype you want to use on me is dangerous.

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Richard: You're about as far away from Ned Flanders as possible. Ned, as I see it, is an inherently likable character.

You're WAYYYY closer to the Church Lady from SNL than Ned Flanders. Can you do your "Superiority Dance" for the group?

Happy Holidays, pal.
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Posted by Jonathan Sohl (+13) 15 years ago
Aside looking out for other(s) observances/practices during the holiday season, don't forget to be tolerant of observances of the death of a Imam. Remember celebratory gunfire, children wanting to be like their dads by toting around fake guns and pointing them at everything, and throwing fire crackers at anyone is common throughout December. So sit low in your turret and don't fret when someone chucks a cherry bomb at your vehicle, when a 5 year old pointing a pretty darn real looking AK at you, or a dude covered in blood sprays a few rounds in the air as you pass by. So on a run through Baghdad I have to remember to be tolerant and not use my siren "more than necessary". No crosses are allowed on chapels or flags to be flown because it may offend this fragile society, and I have to schedule more cultural awareness classes.
Appreciate what traditions you grew up with and that you don't have to fight(literally) to maintain the practice of these traditions and at least all are willing hear each other out...
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 15 years ago
John, May God bless you for saving Christmas from those little bastards.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 15 years ago
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 15 years ago
Oh yeah, wax those little fools with some Christmas hollow points.

[This message has been edited by Buck Showalter (edited 12/21/2007).]
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