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Friday, December 8, 2006

The Day in Wingnuts

posted by on December 8 at 12:58 PM

Today’s WorldNetDaily gets all apoplectic over Senator Patty Murray, for referring to the 65-foot-tall silver fir outside the Capitol as a “holiday tree” during last night’s lighting ceremony.

Murray was in the minority in her use of “holiday tree,” as the event’s master of ceremonies, Alan Hantman, the architect of the Capitol, called it “the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.”

Additionally, Murray was immediately followed by a performance by the National Presbyterian School Chorus, which sang “O Christmas Tree.”

Yeah, it’s pretty hard to tell what holiday this is celebrating:


In other wingnut news, a group called Mission: America (tagline: “Learn the truth about homosexuality, witchcraft, changing Christian church, radical feminism, and the youth culture”) is offering “risk audits” to help parents determine whether their child’s school is engaged in “homosexual promotion.” The audits are supposed to help parents “clearly understand their responsibility: hold schools accountable for removing pro-homosexual material; and if this is not done, then move children to a different educational environment.”

Among the “warning signs” of “homosexual promotion” in the audit:

• An anti-bullying policy that includes sexual orientation;
• A nondiscrimination policy for teachers;
• Any diversity training;
• Federal funding for any sex education that isn’t explicitly abstinence only;
• Programs that teach about HIV;
• Political-science classes (!)

The audit goes on to say that stories and books that portray gay people as “normal” “indoctrinate all students to accept this lifestyle.”

The more these nutjobs spin their wheels like this, the clearer it becomes just how far outside the mainstream of America they really are. ¡Viva la homosexual Wiccan radical feminist youth revolucion!

Cross-posted over here.

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As the holidays draw near, this is the time to take stock of greetings given to those around you, and decorative plantlife, and remember that whether you choose to refer to Christmas or another holiday or holidays in general, you are wrong and should be ashamed of yourself, you ignorant asshole.

Posted by Noink | December 8, 2006 1:14 PM

Remember, you can easily recycle Xmas cards by burning them for heat.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 8, 2006 1:18 PM

This is hilarious! Thanks ECB. I'm going to send this to my wing nut brother. He's got a 4 yo and I'm sure he is worried that the homo agenda will infiltrate his boy's white bread suburban school...

Posted by Mike in MO | December 8, 2006 1:29 PM

Truly, the not-at-all-pagan tannenbaum is all that stands between us and youth-led wiccan homosexual matriarchy.

Posted by djfits | December 8, 2006 1:33 PM

I think it's important to realize that the prime motivation for these people is an extreme fear of anything and everyone that is different from them.

We should point that out to them when they have their various spastic freak outs.

Posted by Original Andrew | December 8, 2006 3:15 PM
Posted by monkey | December 8, 2006 3:44 PM

I think it's disappointing to see Murray refer to it as a "holiday tree" when it's obviously not a tree for ALL holidays (at least in this day and age). But not a huge deal. The homo agenda guide is hilarious. Hm, I majored in politics in undergrad. I guess I'm gay!

Posted by him | December 8, 2006 3:47 PM

I keep wondering if WorldNutDaily could get any more shrill and irrelevant...and then they do. It's like a miracle!

Who the hell CARES what you call it?! If your neighbor doesn't celebrate it with the same name, does that make it less fun for you? I don't get the mindset of these "war on Xmas" folk.

Oh, and someone should remind them that Puritans/Calvinists and other original fundie types banned Christmas trees and such as pagan symbols.

Posted by Geni | December 8, 2006 3:54 PM

Hey, wait a second....that's not a HANNUKAH TREE, is it?

Posted by Fnarf | December 8, 2006 4:08 PM

You really do have to watch out for those anti-bullying regulations. I mean, obviously, Erica, every queeny boy should have the shit knocked out of him all through school. It's the finest expression of Christian values.

Posted by Gitai | December 8, 2006 4:30 PM

Nothing demonstrates the true Christmas spirit like snarling "Merry Christmas" at any hapless cashier who wishes you "Happy Holidays."

Posted by keshmeshi | December 8, 2006 5:43 PM

LMAO @ Gitai

Posted by Mike in MO | December 8, 2006 7:55 PM

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