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Suggested Things Bill O’Reilly Should Fight Other than His Fictional “War on Christmas”

Now he thinks Catholics are against Christmas. Uh, duh, the Catholics were the first to celebrate Christmas and many of us raised Catholic remember how our strict-Catholic moms insisted no Santa Claus, no secular representations at Christmas – it was about the birth of Jesus. Gifts were more symbolic – the other kids (non-Catholic or not strict Catholics) always got a lot more bootie for Dec 25. Asking for a list of gifts was considered in bad taste.

I really worry about Bill – as Keith Olbermann has pointed out, there is a delusional quality to his rant.

I think the best way to help Bill is to give him some other causes to fight for – causes that are, well, important. These “important” causes might help keep the delusion fairies from dancing in his head. Here we go:

The 14 million children who go to bed hungry in America

Pollution so bad in some cities people can’t go outside

Families without health insurance who go bankrupt trying to save their children from cancer, diabetes, heart disease…and so on
Violence against women – in American and throughout the world (rape, assault, being murdered by husbands or boyfriends)
Dropping literacy rates in America

That’s enough for now – that should keep him plenty busy.

What Is a Chickenhawk?

The word has lost meaning over time – but essentially it is someone who avoids serving in the military (finds ways to get around the draft, or otherwise keeps out of the messiness of wars) while vociferously demanding more money for military build up. Essentially too chicken to go to war, but really likes war as an option vs. diplomacy that seems suspiciously “French.”

Get this 1999 recounting of Delay’s explanation as to why he and Dan Quayle were prevented from serving in Vietnam.

He and Quayle, DeLay explained to the assembled media in New Orleans, were victims of an unusual phenomenon back in the days of the undeclared Southeast Asian war. So many minority youths had volunteered for the well-paying military positions to escape poverty and the ghetto that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like himself. Satisfied with the pronouncement, which dumbfounded more than a few of his listeners who had lived the sixties, DeLay marched off to the convention.

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