Also, she insists that there can't be a black santa either. These people have no shame at all concerning their ignorance.
FOX NEWS STILL WON'T SHUT UP ABOUT THE 'WAR ON CHRISTMAS'
Agence France Presse | 12/24/2013
Santa may already be riding his sleigh around the globe doling out gifts, but that did not stop US lawmakers and conservative groups Tuesday from warning of efforts to sabotage Christmas.
Some members of Congress and religious organizations perennially complain of a movement, embracing the concept of separation of church and state, that is attacking the message of the Christmas season.
This month, in an example of what some have called the "war on Christmas," schoolchildren in Texas were prevented from delivering "Merry Christmas" cards to military veterans because they violated a Veterans Administration policy against specific religious phrasing.
President Barack Obama's official White House card meanwhile makes no mention of Christmas, instead noting the "joy of the holidays."
To counter what they see as attacks on Christmas, House of Representatives Republican Doug Lamborn and 36 other lawmakers introduced a resolution saying "the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate" the holiday.
"There is a vocal minority that is offended at the rest of us who want to celebrate Christmas," Lamborn told Fox News on Christmas Eve, urging people to "not put up with these bans."
Nick Rahall, one of two Democrats to sign on to the non-binding resolution, put it succinctly.
"To substituting time-honored greetings like 'Merry Christmas' with empty phrases such as 'Happy Holidays' -- I say bah humbug," Rahall said.
The Faith & Freedom Coalition cited a "festivus pole" of beer cans, erected next to a manger with baby Jesus on government property in Florida, as an example of how nativity scenes are being mocked nationwide.
"All of this controversy in America is an attempt to minimize Christmas to just another American federal holiday with no more or no less significance than any other federal holiday," said the group's national prayer coordinator, Regina Brown.
One Republican running for Congress in 2014 said the recent kerfuffle over the rant about gays and non-Christian cultures by Phil Robertson, star of cable TV show "Duck Dynasty," was yet another sign of a national shift toward outright "persecution" of America's Christians.
"I don't believe it's gotten to the point yet," Ian Bayne told Talking Points Memo last week.
"But I do believe that Phil believes and I believe that we will wake up in an America where if you walk around with the bible you could be arrested," he said.
US broadcaster Fox News has reported extensively on the apparent "war on Christmas," producing an interactive map showing where Christmas has been given a bad rap.
But leading televangelist and preacher Joel Osteen went on Fox News Sunday and poured cold water on the theory.
"I think there are certain groups that would like to" take the religious meaning out of Christmas, but "I'm probably not as concerned about it as some others," Osteen said.
"Not everybody believes like me," he added. "We're not all Christians in this nation."
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Santa is whatever that you want him to be!
I am a Republican and I am disappointed that Megan Kelly said that. When a child dreams of Santa, they dream of a Santa in their likeness, of course whites, blacks, browns and yellow Children dream of Santa (did I leave any out, hopefully not).
Merry Christmas no matter who you are or whatever likeness that you dream of Santa.
MACY'S HAS A BLACK SANTA, BY SPECIAL REQUEST
By Lorenzo Ferrigno | CNN | December 24, 2013
(CNN) -- 'Twas two nights before Christmas, and I headed down to find Santa in Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, New York City -- the one famously known to be on 34th Street.
The blog Animal New York had reported that this store has a separate, "special" Santa who is black.
It's unclear how long this tradition has lasted, but one woman told CNN affiliate WCBS she's been taking her kids to see this special Santa for 10 years.
This year, however, there's special significance. Santa's race became the focal point of a debate sparked by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's comments that "Santa just is white."
So CNN wanted to see this "special" Santa for ourselves.
After seeking assistance from a helpful employee, I rode the escalators to the 8th floor and quickly found crowds of people and merry elves at the entrance to the North Pole.
There were no signs indicating any special, separate line or suggesting that you could have your picture taken with an African-American Santa.
"Is there a special Santa?" I asked one of the first elves I saw.
"We only have one," he responded. "Do you think the line would be this long if we had two?" Then the elf went back to spreading Christmas cheer to children in line.
I braced myself for the two-hour estimated wait.
At the entrance of the line, I asked another elf whether there was a "special" Santa I could see.
"There is a special Santa. He's black," she said. Everyone waits in the same line, so I would have to ask for him at the end, she said.
The treacherous path to the North Pole, lined with exhausted parents and clamoring children, wove through the store, down "PersonELF Only" hallways and even snaked through Macy's Human Resources waiting room.
Most of the kids around me were patient and excited. I overheard them tell their parents they wanted toy Jeeps and Kindle Fires from Santa.
Perhaps it was the fear of being put on the naughty list with less than 48 hours until Christmas that made some of the children surprisingly subdued.
"You can't go and see Santa with untied shoelaces!" one mother told her son. He tied them.
After an hour and a half, the kids started to grow a bit rambunctious. Sometimes, one parent would leave to get the group Starbucks while the other would hold the place in line.
Once I made it inside the North Pole, I asked another elf to make sure I didn't need to divert to see "special" Santa. She assured me all I would have to do was ask for him at the end of the line.
Finally, I arrived at the end of the line and made my request.
Almost all the elves I encountered seemed to know what I meant by "special" Santa. They ushered me just to the side while an elf went to see whether he was ready.
While I waited, 25 families were brought in, escorted by elves, to three separate areas to see Santas. Presumably, the Santas are hidden in separate areas so that no child sees more than one.
During my wait, I made friends with an elf who was, amazingly, even cheerier and more helpful than all the others I met along the way. The kids were mesmerized by all the elves' joy.
My new elf friend told me that my Santa needed a "costume change." After about 10 minutes, he was ready for me.
I headed to a room towards the back -- a fourth route where none of the other 25 families had gone.
In the quiet room was a black Santa, jolly as could be. He asked me what I wanted for Christmas and even urged me to ask for more..
We each wished the other a Merry Christmas, and I was escorted out.
Before leaving, I ran into the first elf I had seen. I asked him why there aren't any signs or notice for the "special" Santa. "I have no idea, that's a Macy's thing," the black elf said.
I asked him whether he thinks Macy's should publicize the "special" Santa. "I have no idea," the elf said. "I just show up and have a good time and shine shiny things."
When reached for comment, Macy's VP of Media Relations Elina Kazan said, "At Macy's, we have upheld the tradition and believe in our hearts that there is only one Santa Claus, and that Santa is all things to all people who believe in the spirit and goodness of Santa."
"I think it's kind of ridiculous," said Macy's customer Harold Buisson of Brooklyn, New York. "It just adds to more division in my mind because if you just put them all out in the same place, then it would just be a choice of whoever walks up as opposed to a form of segregation, which is the way it seems like."
But others express appreciation to Macy's.
"I could have gone anywhere, but I came right here to Macy's because I knew they had an African-American Santa," Elizabeth Kittles, who brought her sons to see the black Santa, told WCBS.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Keep, there are NO pictures of Jesus. What most are accustomed to seeing are various renditions of , about, a 16th century's Italian painting of an imaginary Jesus! Photography, in the alleged time of this imaginary character, did not exist and since he, Jesus, did not yet exist , no one thought to make a painting of this 2nd century construct. google "truthbeknown dot to get updated.
INSIDE THE MEGYN KELLY PHENOMENON: RIGHT-WING SNARLS AND SEXY SMILES ADD UP TO MONSTER RATINGS
December 16, 2013 | AlterNet / By Nina Burleigh
Every intern, cameraman and anchor at Fox News knows one thing is true: no one ever went broke mongering white fear. Selling the idea that brown people are coming to get your stuff—whether it's your presidency, your kid’s rightful college slot, your medical insurance or the true racial identity of Santa Claus—has always been Fox's calling card. Over the years, that has proven to be a remarkably successful marketing strategy. But never has it been so winningly packaged as in the brand called Megyn Kelly.
Since its debut in October at the 9pm slot, "The Kelly Files" has killed in the ratings, raking in an average of 430,000 viewers in the 25-to-54 demographic advertisers crave most. Her 2.5 million viewers are more than the combined averages of CNN, MSNBC and HLN in the same time slot. She’s been pulverizing Piers Morgan and Rachel Maddow. Variety last month observed that Kelly is “doing something extraordinary.”
Until last week’s  no-black-Santa (and no-black-Jesus) remark, Kelly seemed to be crafting a career trajectory zooming her beyond the Foxbot brand and into mainstream television. Before she signed her last contract, Roger Ailes was quoted worrying that other networks would snag the 43-year-old lawyer-journalist.
There was talk of a possible future at GMA and "The Today Show."
“We’d love her to stay here and be even a bigger star,” Ailes said at the time. “I’d be stunned if she wanted to go to any other cable channel. That’s a real dive off a high cliff. If somebody wanted her to host The Today Show or something, she’d have to look at that, I suppose.” According to Brian Stelter, Kelly spoke with CNN, “which was very interested in hiring her,” and her reps sought a meeting at ABC.
THE QUESTION THAT NOW MUST BE ON HER AGENT’S MIND IS WHETHER THE NO-BLACK-SANTA COMMENT TORPEDOES THAT POTENTIALLY REWARDING MAINSTREAM CAREER PATH. IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHETHER KELLY’S VIEWERS RECOGNIZE THE COMMENT FOR WHAT IT WAS: THE LIVE-TELEVISION VERSION OF A SMILING HORROR MOVIE POD-PERSON CRACKING OPEN TO REVEAL THE LIZARD WITHIN. AND THEN, OF COURSE, IT DEPENDS ON WHETHER THOSE SAME FANS SECRETLY LIKE THE LIZARD.
BLONDE, SLEEK AND SASSY, WITH PUBLICITY SHOTS OF HERSELF SUPINE IN BLACK SILK, KELLY IS VISUALLY A TYPICAL FOXBOT. WHEN SHE WON THE PRIMETIME SLOT, STEPHEN COLBERT MADE A JOKE OF SWITCHING THE FACES OF KELLY, GRETA VAN SUSTEREN AND GRETCHEN CARLSON FROM UNDER ONE BLONDE HELMET TO THE NEXT. “FOX IS BRINGING IN SOME FRESH BLOOD AND NOT JUST FOR RUPERT MURDOCH’S WINE CELLAR!” COLBERT JOKED.
BUT KELLY BROUGHT ELEMENTS TO HER CAREER THAT ELEVATED HER ABOVE HER PEERS. LIKE VAN SUSTEREN, SHE’S A LAWYER BY TRAINING. EARLY ON, SHE PUT THOSE SKILLS TO TO USE AS AN “INVESTIGATIVE” JOURNALIST, FAMOUSLY “REVEALING” THAT OBAMA’S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WAS SOFT ON BLACK RADICALS. LIKE ANN COULTER SHE KNOWS HOW TO HARNESS THE POWER OF A SASSY QUIP DELIVERED FROM INSIDE A BLACK HALTER TOP. AND, SHE’S MANAGED TO BRAND HERSELF AS A PALIN WOMAN, REJECTING “INTEREST GROUP” FEMINISM, PROUDLY FLAUNTING THREE ON-AIR PREGNANCIES WHILE SNAPPILY SHOOTING DOWN NEANDERTHALS LIKE LOU DOBBS AND RIGHT-WING BLOGGER ERICK ERICKSON ON WOMEN’S PROPER ROLES IN SOCIETY. SHE’S USEFUL IN BRANDING FOX FOR WOMEN. As Alyssa Rosenberg noted on ThinkProgress after Kelly excoriated Erickson about women being genetically made for housework:
“The Republican Party as a whole may draw accusations that it’s fighting a war on women, an impression aided by a lot of male politicians who show a decided implication to chow down on their own shoe leather. But Fox News can use Kelly’s defense of working mothers, and of maternity leave, as proof that it isn’t utterly beholden to the least competent elements of the party with which it often finds itself identified.”
For a tough-talking professional woman to survive and thrive on the right, she must be careful always to give lip service to the joys of motherhood even if single, and if a mom, exude satisfaction with domesticity. Kelly’s Twitter profile reads: “Happily married to Doug, crazy in love with my children Yates, Yardley and Thatcher and anchor of the Kelly Files.”
Her half-a-million-plus Twitter followers can have no idea how truly happy or unhappy that home life is, with husband Doug, a former IT security company executive now bricked up in the mansion as a stay-at-home dad and novelist. His first novel sank like a rock, and Kelly rather scandalously interviewed him about it herself.
If Kelly plays fast and loose with the rules, she can do so because she knows their limits. Born and raised in upstate New York, with a law degree from Albany, she put in 10 years at the mega-law firm Jones Day, representing credit agency Experian, that faceless wall of bureaucracy and trove of personal data collection. She’s connected and knows how to use her connections. When she married Doug, the New York Times covered the wedding but mysteriously omitted all mention of her first marriage, which ended in divorce. Asked about the omission—since the paper never covers marriages without mentioning prior nuptials—the paper said it was just an oversight.
Kelly combines a little actual news sense—disagreeing with Karl Rove on his bad Ohio call in the 2012 election; being the first broadcaster to call Virginia for Terry McAuliffe last month—with the Fox standard, sowing fear and suspicion with a smile and Chiclet teeth. She purveys a slightly more presentable version of the urban legends that frightened white people email to each other, about brown people who place baby carseats on the side of the road and lie in wait in the woods for well-meaning travelers who stop to investigate, or bad guys lurking in suburban mall parking lots waiting to jump into your car.
Her chief claim to fame in the investigative department was tracking the “New Black Panthers” and endlessly recycling a spurious claim that this shadowy if not mythical outfit was planning to violently suppress white voters. According to Media Matters, she devoted 45 segments—three and a half hours of air time—to the New Black Panthers over two weeks, churning the story which then was picked up and amplified by the radio frothers.
She found a disgruntled ex-DOJ Republican to claim Obama's DOJ gave a pass to Black Panther depredations against whites. At the time, she had an afternoon slot called "The Kelly Factor," primetime for priming the fear pump on stay-at-home mothers. In Kelly's interview ex-DOJ employee and GOP activist J. Christian Adams alleged the Department of Justice wouldn’t prosecute black people for voting crimes. “Do you believe that the DOJ has a policy now of not pursuing cases if the defendant is black and the victim is white?” Kelly asked. Adams replied: “There’s no doubt about it.”
Even her fellow Foxbot Kirsten Powers called her out on that story, accusing Kelly of "doing the scary black man thing."
She’s also reliably anti-immigrant. In 2010, she went to town on a story about how immigration groups were trying to get reporters to exchange the terms "illegal aliens" and "illegal immigrants" in favor of "undocumented immigrant." Kelly compared that request to criminal defense lawyers asking reporters to rebrand rapists as "non-consensual sex partners."
"You could say that a burglar is an unauthorized visitor. You know, you could say that a rapist is a non-consensual sex partner which, obviously, would be considered offensive to the victims of those crimes," Kelly said. "So how far could you take this?"
Last week’s comment about black Santa and black Jesus was only the clarified essence of the Kelly “brown people are coming to get you” brand. “For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white,” Kelly said at the time. “But this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa. But Santa is what he is.”
She continued: “Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change, you know? I mean, Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure, that’s a verifiable fact, as is Santa—I just want the kids watching to know that.”
Two days later she offered not an apology but an explanation: She was making a joke and the humorless, possibly envious left didn't get it.
“I offered a tongue-in-cheek message for any kids watching,” she explained. “Humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show, but sometimes that is lost on the humorless. Many questioning whether I understand that Santa is a mythical figure, others suggesting that I am a racist who is outraged at the idea of a black Santa. Well, this would be funny if it were not so telling about our society, in particular the kneejerk instinct by so many to race-bait and to assume the worst in people. Especially people employed by the very powerful Fox News channel.”
The pretty deliverer of ugly messages is nothing new in the television age. In Videocracy, documentary filmmaker Eric Gandini made a study of the use of pretty woman by the Berlusconi media empire during the last several decades. “In Italy you get the feeling that this cultural banality has been a tool to destroy democracy,” he told me in an interview. “It's not a question of ideology, it's a question of lack of values, lack of morality. Italy has become a country where words don't work anymore. 'Videocracy' means the power of the image. … Impressions are much more valuable than truth.”
In America, that now-salty dog in a black cocktail dress, Anne Coulter, long ago proved the bankability of the lithe, red-meat-tossing, right-wing blonde. A sharp, pretty woman willing to provoke and arouse for ratings will always attract the attention of the networks, eventually. But black Santa will be the test of whether the Megyn Kelly brand of racial provocation makes it across the shrinking divide between Fox and the mainstream. Does she go Hasselbeck or Coulter? Coulter’s more fun, Hasselbeck’s more money. The decision may not be hers to make now.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
What are saying? Of course the three wise men were penguins, it is time the truth be known!
How do asians feel about all this, it seems to always be black or white, why not a red santa - it matches the suit.
"mericans" are generally affable people, though woefully ignorant, except for sports and TV shows. Many, if not most, have not read a serious book after getting that "diploma" proving( to their satisfaction, at lest) that they have been educated! I'll venture a guess that most inherited their systems of beliefs, with little, to no, examination as to their veracity. Today, unlike centuries ago, most anyone can discover the known facts and supporting evidence about nearly all religions, at least the big four. A great starting point is the works of D.M. Murdock. Likely many, will forgo the pain of thought?
Thanks for sharing, it is so refreshing to hear that a man would be willing to have sexual relations with an attractive female who has achieved far greater success than he.
Alas, the 'wwwwwhhhhhooooorrrrreee', as you so eloquently put it, is beyond your reach and you'll have to be satisfied satisfying yourself while holding fast to your delusion of her wanting you to rape and disparage her.