Tuesday, November 28, 2006

My nephew will be 6 months and 2 days old on Christmas Day. It is his first Christmas and naturally I am a doting uncle intent on spoiling him terribly. But I also intend to see that he is educated, cultured, physically fit, and a lover of the arts, literature and the sciences. A real Renaissance Man.

I have purchased his first three presents, (seen above) Leonardo, Dickens and Mozart dolls.


Uh Oh.

Gingrich raises alarm at event honoring those who stand up for freedom of speech
Manchester, N.H. Union Leader Staff
14 hours, 40 minutes ago

MANCHESTER - Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism.

Huh wha? To sum up: At an event honoring people who have stood up for free speech Newt warns the audience that Free Speech may need to be curtailed.

Full story here.


The follow-up to yesterday's story shows that the increasing tendency toward American intolerance, lack of common sense, decency and a spirit of kindred brother hood is losing ground on both the right and the left.

Yesterday we had a community harassingg a woman over a Christmas "Peace Wreath" during the "Season of Peace" that Celebrates the "Prince of Peace."

Today we have pressure on a Christmas Festival to drop a film loop, about...the birth of Christ...you know...Christmas.

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press Writer
November 28, 2006 1 hour, 34 minutes ago

CHICAGO - A public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story, the city says. Officials have asked organizers of a downtown Christmas festival, the German Christkindlmarket, to reconsider using a movie studio as a sponsor because it is worried ads for its film "The Nativity Story" might offend non-Christians.

New Line Cinema, which said it was dropped, had planned to play a loop of the new film on televisions at the event. The decision had both the studio and a prominent Christian group shaking their heads.

"The last time I checked, the first six letters of Christmas still spell out Christ," said Paul Braoudakis. Full story here