Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
First of all, I am not angry (at you or anyone else) or bitter.
Grieved - yes.
When people were told to "rally behind Bush" as you put it, I expected people to do just the opposite. For the most part, the majority of the media didn't, so therefore, the majority of Democrats didn't. (My opinion - in which I am entitled).
Why is it your race has anything to do with this?
"And gimme a little credit Faithmom! I'm still brave enough to speak my mind and respectfully share my opinion even though I'm in the minority here! (both politically AND in skin color! lol)"
"but I'm cut from a different cloth and have a different set of beliefs."
Uhm, yeah. Me too.
My whole point(if you'll go back and read what I posted) is for people to NOT speak badly of Barack Obama.
To keep your racial slurs and jokes to yourself.
"You have to admit that today was a good day."
I'm glad you've had a good day. Every day to me is a good day especially when I wake up alive and breathing!
"I went to school in a very southern town and there was really no hiding it there...you could be walking to along the road, a truck would roll by and the "N" word gets yelled out and they keep going "
Or I could be walking down the hall of the school and told I was a white honkey, plus other stuff that I can't repeat in this forum. I understand that racism is in every race and culture. I could say so much more there. But what's the point? It would only hurt and divide. That's the last thing we need here!
By the way, as a staunch Republican/Christian, I did NOT agree with President Bush on everything either.
Pray for the President? You betcha. We have a responsibility to pray for him.
Reine, I'm so sorry somebody yelled an ugly name to you. The more I think about it, the madder I get! That's just wrong - I don't care who you are.
You know, I'm also sick of hearing "God is color blind". God iS NOT COLOR BLIND! God created people in HIS image. God is a colorful God! He loves everybody! He doesn't favor one people group over another.
Okay, I can see I'm sliding off topic.
I want to say this one last thing though. I'm not trying to get my "bite" in or anything like that.
But I will fight tooth and nail if he tries to impliment policies that are bad for my family or my country.
Merry Christmasly yours,
Linda Bobo Reddoch
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As everyone has agreed, concurred and let out all the feelings that have been bottled up.... it's done, you don't have to respect the man, but you do need to respect the title. Give the guy a chance, let's see what he can do with a democratic house, senate and white house..... Like GB said, once he makes a mistake, the rabid dogs come out (they always do). Until that time... LET's TALK CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!
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I agree that it was really inspiring to see the young people get involved. When I was their age, I don't believe I was as excited or involved in the presidential election. When my 18 year old nephew said he was going to vote for Obama and explained why he was going to vote for him, I told him I was proud of him. I was proud, not because I supported Obama (which I didn't), but because he had thought about it and made an intelligent, adult decision.
I consider myself an independent with both republican and democratic tendencies. I see the good and the bad in both parties - just like in everything in life.
"MrsH, you're brilliant (and yes, quote me on that)." - Jeff Westover
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Yesterday was an awesome day for America! That was the lesson of the day for me and for my children. My kids were finally old enough during this election to understand the dynamics of how our inspired government works. For two years we engaged in dialogue. They heard me yell at the radio, shake my first at the TV, engage in passionate conversations between me and my 22 year old daughter voting in this her second presidential election.
In our house, we were a model for what the country is going through. We didn't agree.
But we all watched with anticipation and we all celebrated an outcome that was CLEARLY bigger than we are.
I have political differences with Obama. But that is all.
He's a man, like any other man. He has a wife. He has children. He is an American. And that, for me, gives him enough in common with me to be my President.
Yes, I have concerns about his ideas. I worry about his influences. I wonder about his experience and ability. We're roughly the same age and if I were walking in his shoe everyone would be saying the same thing about me.
What's great about America is that we're imperfect. We can look back and say we shouldn't have done this or that. And we can say we fixed it. Sometimes it takes generations. Sometimes we figure it out right away. But we figure it out.
Yesterday we cleared a hurdle. It was a magnificent, tremendous and absolutely heart warming accomplishment. We grew and already we are better because this guy, for all his warts, helped us get to a new level.
I have to say something about God. Sorry, for as religious as I am, I do not see the hand of God in this election any more than I have any other. Someone, I can't remember her, made reference to the fact that millions of people made independent choices yesterday. And God, who grants us that ultimate liberty, does not take it away by influencing elections.
Now, I pray God will guide Obama. I pray the whispers of moderation will ring loudly in his ears. I hope he realizes he is now president of ALL the people, including the 55 million who voted against him.
Oddly, this is what all presidents have in common and if you study their lives you will find the great ones are those who embrace those who are different from them. Obama, I would think, would know that better than any other man who has been in that chair.
We overcome the failures in this office. We will overcome President Bush. We got past LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Van Buren, Pierce, and Hoover. We celebrate Lincoln, Washington, Roosevelt (pick one), and Reagan.
What will we do with Obama?
That's up to him...and that's up to us. We need to continue to be involved and engaged. We cannot sit idly by and let the conversation lie dormant. We must continue to watch and speak up when our view is not represented. Then, and only then, can we pass judgment. If we treat it as a popularity contest, a mere bandwagon of media love, that we examine only briefly just once every four years then we get exactly what we deserve.
I had a daughter REALLY upset last night. She was in tears, literally shaking with fear.
I regret that. I regret that in our conversations over two years I didn't teach her better than no man is bigger than our constitution or our form of government. It's ain't the end of the world when your guy doesn't win. In fact, your world just might get better in ways you can't see because you've got your head stuck out the other side of the car on the road of life.
I understand the anxiety people feel. But for pete's sake, let it go, folks. This election is over. Our system works. The people have spoken. Let's continue the dialogue by moving on to what's next...after we enjoy watching this guy get inaugurated.
And the best thing? That doesn't happen until after we celebrate Christmas first, a season first introduce with the words "Peace on earth, and to all men goodwill."